I’m pleased to say I’m back in my routine again and ready to share the two cards I’d made for yesterday’s blog. When I first saw the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin in the current Annual Catalogue, I just had to have them and put them on my first order. One day I decided I wanted to use them but couldn’t find them. I decided that I hadn’t ordered it and included it on my next order. A couple of weeks ago I found the first tin while doing a bit of reorganisation!
At the beginning of this week, I set myself a challenge to use leftover images that I’d stamped, coloured and die-cut but not used. The first two days were successful but I went off on a tangent and I decided I also needed to finish using the Bird Ballad Laser-cut Cards before they retired – all 24 of them! I had previously made five birthday cards (link to each blog is listed below), and with today’s two, I only have fourteen more to make!
I used the Dressed to Impress Stamp Set, which you may remember me saying that I wouldn’t be buying it because it’s just not my style. At the time I added that I hayamix.com would buy the matching All Dressed Up Dies because I like the bag it makes! Things happen and I did buy both! I’ve used the stamp set three times but I haven’t made the bag! That sounds about par for the course for me! LOL!
The first of today’s cards which I made was the one made with Petal Pink Cardstock (CS). The sizes of the two pieces of cardstock I used inside the card are both 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. I used Tombow to adhere the right-hand side in place and then to adhere to the left-hand side in position, I very carefully put a very thin line of Tombow round the edge. If you put too much on at this stage, it will spread out and be visible through the laser-cut design on the front.
Next, I added a 4” x 5¼” layer of Very Vanilla CS inside the card on the right-hand side. I add the layers inside the card first so when I adhere anything to the front of the card, they can also adhere to the back of the layer that’s on the inside left-hand side of the card. For the actual design on the card, I die-cut the largest oval from the straight cut Layering Oval Dies and dry embossed it using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (EF).Next, I stamped, coloured and die-cut the HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiment from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set, two each of the single flower, two each of the double flowers and one of the perfume bottle. I used Black Memento for all the stamping and I coloured the flowers using Light and Dark Petal Pink and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends; I used Dark Smokey Slate for the perfume bottle.
Using Tombow I adhered the large oval to the card front and added one single, and one double flower and the perfume bottle using Dimensionals. My final touch for the front was adding some Champagne Rhinestones in the centre of each flower. The remaining two flowers were added inside the card in the top left-hand and bottom right-hand side on the right-hand side.
I did the same with the second card except I used the Gorgeous Grape CS and I created two shoes instead of the perfume bottle! Other changes included were using Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends for the shoes and the flowers. When I added the Champagne Rhinestones to the flowers, I also added one small Basic Pearl Gem to each shoe. To emboss the oval, I used the 3D Stone EF.
Below I have provided the links for the other five Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards. These card bases are amazingly versatile. I hope my completed cards have given you some ideas. I might make twelve different birthday cards and gift them to someone packed in the tin! That’s about it from me today. I shall be back tomorrow and in the meantime, happy crafting.
List of products used for today’s two cards are below these links.
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for February 2020 is TWEMK47B. Thank you. xx