April 18, 2020

1 Design 3 Card Ideas | Quick and Easy Birthday Cards with Hello Bluebird

Hello everyone!

I hope you're doing well and staying safe! Today I want to share a new #ChallengeACraftyFriend project with you. My friend Lien challenged me to make a card with a repeating element. I pretty much only do scene cards. They are just my favorite but for this challenge I needed to come up with something else! So I decided to use the "Happy Birthday Word" die by Hello Bluebird and use the "happy" as my repeating element. While I was at it I decided to make three versions of the same card design!

If you would like to see how I made these cards just click on the video below or just keep reading!

First, I ink blended two panels of bristol smooth cardstock with Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink. I sprayed the backgrounds with some shimmer spray and let them dry.

Then using my craft mat and a T-Square ruler as a guide I lined up the "happy" die and die cut it four times out of one of the ink blended panels.

Card No. 1

I die cut the second rainbow piece with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn fawn. 
I die cut the letters for "happy" four times out of white cardstock and also four times out of fun foam and layerd them together. Then I used the panel with the "happy" words cut out as a template to line up my letters. Using liquid glue I adhered them to the background.

I die cut the "birthday" out of white and silver glitter cardstock and layered them for more stability. I added the die cut to my background and added everything to and A2 sized card base.

Card no. 2

For my second card, I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Mama Elephant Cloud 9 frame. I used the negative piece as a template again and adhered my letters (which I backed with white foam tape) to the white background. As before, I added the "birthday" in silver glitter cardstock to the center and added everything to an A2 sized card base.

Card no. 3
For my last card, I decided to make a shaker card using the negative. I used a frame that usually gets cut out from the Hello Bluebird scene dies that I had left over from a previous project and adhered it to the background. I added a piece of acetate to the back and glued in the inside pieced of the letters  "a" and "p" to make it look complete. To the back I added foam tape and I made sure to create litte sections for each word, so that there would be lots of movement for every word.

I removed the backing paper of the foam tape, added diamond dust and chunky glitter to the little wells and sealed it shut with a white A2 sized card base.

This time I die cut the word birthday from silver glitter and two layers of white cardstock. Since the front was flat I wanted the word to stand out a bit more. I added it to the card front using liquid glue.

And that finishes off my three cards for the latest #ChallengeACraftyFriend!

I hope you enjoyed this one! Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

- Julia 

Products used / Produktliste:

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Crafters Companion - Gemini Junior
Hello Bluebird - Happy Birthday Word
Lawn Fawn - Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Mama Elephant - Cloud 9 Creative Cuts
Distress Oxide Ink - Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Wilted Violet
Nuvo - Deluxe Adhesive
Lawn Fawn - Glue Tube
Tsukineko - Shimmer Spritz
Lawn Fawn - Acetate


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