Hello and welcome! A new challenge is up on the Seize the Birthday challenge blog. The challenge is to make birthday projects, and you also have the option of using a ‘Topping’ that is given in every challenge. And the topping this time, selected by JoAnn, is ‘Off the Edge’!
I am not really sure whether my card completely classifies as an ‘off the edge’ card. My idea was perfect, but the execution..lets just say I slipped a bit. 😉
My idea was to partially die cut and partially emboss the leaves using the Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves die, so that the die cut side falls ‘off the edge’ of the card. What happened is that the leaves turned out to be the center piece, as I accidentally concentrated more on ‘getting it done right’ than getting it ‘off the edge’! 😉
I first used Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks to blend in some shades of green on a piece of cardstock. I also sprinkled some water and took off some of the ink to get a splattered effect.
I then used pieces of scrap cardstock which were big enough to cover the entire die and outlined the center of the leaves, trimmed each of them, adhered them together. This would be my replacement to the cutting place in my die cutting machine, since I wanted a partial cutting done. Once I finished die cutting, I used the actual cutting plate and embossing mat to emboss the rest of the piece. I also trimmed off anything I thought I didn’t need in the card.
To make this card, I adhered two pieces of cardstock to get a tri-fold card. I then traced out the partially die cut piece on top and trimmed it off, and then adhered my partially die cut leafy piece on top, and trimmed off the excess from the sides. For embellishing, I used a clear glitter pen on the embossed lines of the leaves. Finally, I also added an additional layer of die cut vellum.
For the flowers, I cut out multiple pieces from white cardstock using Elizabeth Crafts Bunch of Flowers dies, then stuck two pieces together for the flowers. I then adhered these on the card and added a pearl on each flower’s center for embellishing.
For the sentiment, I used My Favorite Things Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes and stamped it using gray ink, trimmed it and using a strip of foam, adhered it only to one side of the card.
Hope my card inspires you! Do remember to check up on the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our talented Surprise Guest Annie and the rest of our talented design team! And, of course, join us with your own birthday project!
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