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A Special Birthday Card

July 27, 2012

I needed to make a really special birthday card for a friend of mine, who celebrated a landmark birthday recently.  Unfortunately I was away at the time, so had to send this card belatedly.

I purchased a High Heel Shoe template from the wonderfully talented Tanya Bell (a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who lives not too far north of me at Bundaberg).  After purchasing the template I watched the video tutorial which shows how to use the template and add it to the front of a normal folded card.

My base card is Basic Black and after I added the shape of the template to the front I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card so that it would be hidden behind the shoe template, embossed it using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and attached it to the card front.  I also attached Very Vanilla card inside  and embossed only the part that you would see also using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I cut the show from the beautiful flocked paper that is part of the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Paper Series and attached it to the card front.  I cut the heel and sole templates from Basic Black card, embossed them using Clear Embossing powder and also some Dazzling Diamonds so that it would sparkle a little.  I added the strips of Basic Rhinestones across the top of the sole and heel and around the edge of the shoe.  Lastly I punched two of the smallest flowers on the Boho Blossom Punch from Real Red cardstock, separated the layers and stacked them onto a Mini Silver Brad, then attached it to the front of the shoe using a Mini Glue Dot.

I stamped the greeting from the Bring on the Cake stamp set onto Very Vanilla card.  I punched Basic Black card using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, cut it in half and attached one half behind the top of the greeting and one half behind the bottom of the greeting.  I layered this onto a piece of the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Paper and then onto more Basic Black card punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, which again is cut in half and layered behind the designer paper, only this time I showed more of it.

I am really pleased with this card.  What do you think?

Bye for now, Kris.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2012 9:40 am

    OMG Kris …… this is SUPER stunning! I totally adore it and so so so glad that you made one of my ‘shoes’. Already love your work Kris (you know that!) but this is a personal fav 😉
    Cheers, T


  2. July 27, 2012 10:15 am

    Awesome card Kris!


  3. Cheryl M. permalink
    July 27, 2012 10:36 am

    This is a gorgeous card!!
    I wish I had a pair of shoes like it 🙂


  4. July 27, 2012 6:23 pm

    I have this tute on my “will-get-around-to” list. I love the card Kris…it oozes sass and spunk!!! It’s as if the DSP was MADE for the shoe!! So well done. ooxx


  5. July 28, 2012 8:03 am

    WOW!!!!! A case is happening here!


  6. July 29, 2012 4:46 am

    wow amazing these cards are very beatuful…


  7. July 31, 2012 4:40 am

    how cool is that!!!!


  8. August 1, 2012 1:33 am

    This is KILLER gorgeous! I want to wear those shoes! TFS!


  9. Rosa permalink
    February 11, 2016 4:08 am

    I absolutely love it! You are very talented. Where could I find that stencil for the high heels?


    • Deborah Johnson permalink
      February 27, 2016 12:02 am

      I would like directions also! Beautiful work!!


  10. Maria permalink
    May 17, 2016 5:25 am

    Beautiful shoes! I been looking to print out the template for high heels shoes. I can find one


  11. Evelyn Mendoza permalink
    June 25, 2016 10:30 pm

    Stunning! Nice work and thanks for the directions and where we can get shoe template.



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