Monday, May 9, 2011

9" x 4" Birthday Card

Today is a Design Team Day over at Paper Playtime! :)  The theme this time is to make a TALL CARD (9" x 4" card base).  Here is my card.

The card base is craft card stock, cut at 9" x 8" and folded at 4". I rounded all the corners with my We Are Memories 1/2" Corner Chomper. The black paper is generic card stock. Then I added a twist to the back ground layer: I love the Cloud 9 "Sparkle Cinnamon Burst" paper but the colors are a little too vivid when paired with the die cut flower. To diffuse the paper, I added a layer of vellum to the card. I attached sheer off-white ribbon on top of the vellum layer.

As you can see here, I added the vellum paper so that it can be lifted up and the beautiful back ground paper can still be enjoyed. It features both glossy and glitter accents.

This is a die cut flower by Cloud 9 sold to go along with the "Sparkle Cinnamon Burst"paper. I found this pack of flowers at Big Lots for $1/10 diecuts. I added a little ribbon tail under the flower to match the sheer ribbon running across the card body. I also added two scalloped circles under the flower (cut at 2 3/4" and 4" from Gypsy Wanderings).

This is a Scrappy Mom's stamp that I embossed in black. I stamped it on a scrap of the Cloud 9 back ground paper. I then rounded the corner to match the card base and did the same with the black and craft colored mats. I added white gel pen stitches to the black mats all over the card : sentiment block, the card base mat and the scallop around the flower.

Here you can see another card I made with this paper.  See how the background paper nearly overwhelms the card... I love how the vellum diffuses the beautiful paper but still allows the paper to be seen.

Now, head on over to Paper Playtime and enter in the TALL CARD challenge!
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Melissa said...

Very pretty!

snappy scrappy said...

Really pretty...great idea to use the vellum!

Mary said...

Great idea with the vellum. Beautiful card!