Hi there 🙂 I decided to try something a bit different for this birthday card….well, different for me!! I’ve had this Spellbinders layered Happy Birthday die for some time, and have used the elements separately, but have never used it the “right way”. I used a sweet image from Goha Digital Stamps, and practiced my black animal coloring with my Copics.
After fussy cutting the image out, I set to assembling the card. I used a red card stock for the base, scoring the sides, and cutting a window out for the first layer of the 3D look. I cut the sentiment and the balloons out of white card stock, carefully lining up the cuts with the front window. I layered some color cuts onto the balloon window. On the back panel, I cut a circle, the same size as the front window, from some mirror card, just to add even more dimension to the card. Some extra, colorful balloons finished off, and balanced out the front panel. After assembling, I glued on a back panel with a greeting, and plenty of space to write a personal message.
I’m pretty happy with the end result, however, when I make a card like this the next time, I’ll cut the middle layers a fraction smaller. This time, I cut them the exact size of the front, and when the card was assembled, there is a slight bow….I guess the folds make it necessary to make the middle pieces a hair narrower 🙂
I’d like to enter this in the following:
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 2 ATG
The Corrosive Challenge – #1 January ATG
Dies R Us Challenge – #184 ATG
Dream Valley Challenges – #261 Anything New (technique)
Double D Challenges – 6th Birthday Party Balloons Challenge