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Artistic Birthdays

November 8, 2021

I needed to make several birthday cards for some of my friends and had an idea in mind. I love the Expressions in Ink Specialty Paper but don’t like to cut it because it is so pretty. However, I did cut up one 12″ x 12″ sheet and I am so happy with my four creations. For the first card I attached a piece of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper to Gold Foil card. I cut the centre out of the Gold Foil card using the second largest Stitched Rectangle Dies before attaching the Designer Series Paper. The Designer Series Paper panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Basic White card.

I used the Artistic Dies to cut Gold Foil card and attached the die cut to the card front. I also used the leaf die from the Artistic Dies to cut several leaves from Gold Foil card. I stamped the small flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Magenta Madness ink. I cut the flower out using the co-ordinating Artistic Die.

I attached two die cut Gold Foil leaves to the back of the flower before attaching it to the card front. I stamped ”happy birthday” from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Just Jade ink. I cut out the greeting using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and attached it to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I attached a narrow strip of Gold Foil card behind one long edge of Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series paper, before attaching it to the bottom of Basic White card. I stamped the smaller flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set onto Basic White card using Magenta Madness ink. I attached two Gold Foil die cut leaves to the back of the flower before attaching it over the Designer Series Paper.

For the second card I attached a piece of the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper to the Gold Foil card panel cut from the front panel on the first card. The panel is attached to scored and folded Magenta Madness Card. The front of the card is decorated in the same manner as the first card, with the addition of an extra small flower. The inside of the card is decorated similarly to the first card.

I created two more cards using the reverse side of the Expressions of Ink Specialty Designer Series paper and a Just Jade card base. I love how they all turned out, don’t you.

Bye for now,

Kris

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