Hi all. I have a 21st birthday card to share today for the daughter of some neighbours who live across the road from us and they have invited us to a celebration barbecue this evening so let's hope it doesn't rain. I have used a die by Creative Expressions called Teasel Edger which is having it's first outing, and a piece of floral paper from a freebie pad which I got eons ago.
I started with a 7" x 5" card as this die is a long slender shape and it fits nicely on this size card. I cut the die along the edge and then gave it some blended colour using Spun Sugar Distress ink, as I think they look like flower buds when coloured in this way, and I masked off the inside of the card to just beyond the die and ink blended that using the same colour, giving it a bit of a pattern using a stencil from a set which I got at The Range. I cut the piece of patterned paper so it was a little longer and wider than I needed and then laid the die so it overlapped just to cut into the edge of it. When I had die cut it I line it up on to the card and then marked where to cut it down to, just a little smaller than the card..luckily this worked well. Finally I coloured a piece of card using the same pink ink and backed it with a piece of Stick It adhesive before die cutting the sentiment and numbers. I decided to use my Wink of Stella Clear Gloss pen over the top to give them a lovely shimmer but it doesn't show up well on the photo.
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NBUS Challenge - No. 38 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 677 Allsorts 13th Birthday (congratulations on this 13th year).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Layer it up.
Happy Little Stampers May Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies.
Happy Little Stampers May Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Alphabet Challenge Blog - D is for Die Cuts.
Creative Moments Challenge - No. 234 Summers Here/Anything Goes.