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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Monday, 2 July 2018

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I created this card at the request of a fellow brass band member who wanted a special card for her bestie as they are both 50 this year.  She had seen a card I made for Olivia and wanted something similar.

This is a shaker card so I cut a circle aperture in my top layer and added a piece of window sheet large enough to cover the reverse of the aperture. I adhered the glimmer paper 50, which I die cut with the now sadly retired large numbers, to the centre of the aperture, but actually on the base card.  I then made a circle of adhesive strip on the base card making sure the edges met and that the strips were out of view of the aperture.  I used my embossing buddy to rub inside the adhesive strip circle to try to prevent static that would make the micro beads I used for the shaker,  stick to the window sheet.

I then added stampin dimensionals to the reverse of the aperture layer and removed the baking and that of the adhesive strip circle to then attached my top layer to the base.

Of course what is important is that you decorate the top layer before adhering it to the base card! I did I assure you, although you'd be forgiven for thinking I may not have as I can be ditzy tee hee.
To decorate I used the lovely Stampin' Up! stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I stamped some images onto the top layer and others onto additional pieces of whisper white card or retired sweet sugar plum card and fussy cut them out.  I added touches of petal pink and mint macaron along with fresh fig ribbon and pearls.  The sentiment is punched out with the classic label punch.

I'm pleased to report that the card was well received by the friend who ordered it and the recipient.

If you're celebrating a big birthday this year I hope you have some wonderful celebrations and wish you a happy year.

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.

Zoe x

1 comment:

cuilliesocks said...

This is beautiful Zoe, lovely colours and images and beautifully designed, Kate x