Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Birthday Card by Deanna M
I have a fun birthday card for you today! I made this for my son's girlfriend. Sure hope she likes it.
My card base is white card stock and is cut and folded to make a 4" X 9" card. This card will fit in a regular #10 business envelope. I added a pink mat cut at 3 3/4" X 8 3/4". My next dilemma was that the paper pad I wanted to use was a 6" X 6" paper pad but I need an 8 1/2" tall paper for my card. So what I did is I took two different coordinating papers from the My Minds Eye "Life's A Party" paper pad. This paper has not been added to the store yet but if your interested in it, let Kim know. Here is a picture of the paper pad.
I cut the blue patterned paper in the middle of my card at 3 1/2" X 4". I then found a piece of paper in the pad that had strips for borders and cut that at 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" and placed that at the top of bottom of the blue piece on my card. Then the reverse of the border print paper had the same pattern as the blue but it was pink so I cut a 1/2" X 3 1/2" piece of that paper to place over the seams, My birthday ice cream cone is cut at 6 1/2". I ran the cone part through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with a Sizzix Argyle embossing folder. (This Cuttlebug embossing folder is very similar and would work well.)
To finish my ice cream cone I added some Key Lime Liquid Pearls for my sprinkles and some Orange Peel and Paprika stickles to my candle. I added my Ice Cream Cone with some foam tape to my card front.