It’s a crafty friend’s birthday – Happiest of Birthdays to Julie! She makes amazing cards (check out her Instagram) so I wanted to create a card that was extra special. Also, with all of my best stuff!
I made a pair of cards a few weeks ago with the Pinkfresh Ornate Floral die and wanted to step it up a little this time around.
I cut the Ornate Floral die three times from white, once from Gina K Grass Green and once from gold mirror cardstock.
I glued the dark green frame onto a light green card base – Sprout from the Concord & 9th sample pack of their newly released cardstock. I infilled the leaves with Grass Green and the flowers with white petals.
On my first attempt at this card, I had left the petals white, but the end result was too stark, so this time I coloured the petals with light Copic colours of the intended shaker pieces. You could use any marker or colouring medium here, just as long it has plenty of time to dry. As you can see, I didn’t do anything fancy, no shading.
Copics used: V12, B32, RV02, B00
I stacked the white dies together and glued the stack on top. The gold die cut is glued to the top of the acetate sheet, and kept aside.
Pro Tip for next step – ensure windows and doors are closed, and heat pump isn’t blowing!
I used Nuvo Confetti for my shaker elements, as I didn’t want my card to be too outrageously thick. To keep the confetti under some control, I covered the card where I didn’t want it to fall (with post-its and the acetate top), and carefully filled the petals and leaves with the appropriate colours. I found the Nuvo spoon great for this, as it has a narrow, funnel type end.
Any escapees were picked up with my jewel picker – surprisingly few escaped, even with my clumsiness!
The acetate window was placed on top, securing all those teeny pieces in their places. Relief!
I made sure all my stacked pieces were well secured, that confetti can slip through the tiniest gaps :/
I have kept the finishing touches super simple, as this card is a bit of a statement all by itself. I used the Pinkfresh Happy Birthday from the Classic Words set, cutting the shadow from platinum vellum and the words from Pitch Black and Grass Green cardstock, stacked a couple of times.
And final touch, glitter drops for the flower centres.
This completes my bright and sparkly card today. Thank you for stopping by! Below are links to the products I have used – some are affiliate links (not all) which simply means I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you when browsing/shopping. Thank you for your support – it means I can keep creating and sharing with you.https://linkdeli.com/widget.js?id=f5e8378456858c916708
If you have any questions regarding the putting together of this card, please feel free to message me – I’m only too happy to help!
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