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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
70th Birthday Card
My crafting friend will be 70 this month, so I needed to make her a card that was a bit different.
I started by applying Distress Oxides (in shades of Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistashio) to a card. I then sprited and dried it.
I then used a die to create the cut out detail at the base of the card (sorry, I don't recall where the die came from). I needed to die cut it in two directions to get the area I required.
I then used a Stampin' up set called "Dragonfly Dreams" for the sentiment and the dragonfly, stamped in Versarine Clair (Monarch shade) Ink.
Using a small Lavinia pound stamp, I stamped the stars using a Momento "London Fog" shade of ink.
I then die cut the "70" and adhered the centre of the "0". I also die cut the dragonfly wings using the Stampin' Up "Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits". I used a glue to stick the central section of the wings. I applied sticky backed silver gems to replicate the eyes. I also applied some to the underside of the wings, so that they do not sit flat on the card, in the hope that it replicates movement.
Finally, I stuck further gems to the middle of the large stars and stuck the green/blue top to the purple card.
Posted by Sam Squires - A Crafting Niche at 10:00
Labels: Birthday Card. 70th Birthday Card, Card, die cutting, Dragonfly, Dragonfly Dreams, Lavinia Stamps, Memento Ink, Stampin' Up, thinlits, Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Versafine Clair Ink
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Great card and love the colour and Dragonfly-I have that die-cut sure it's a TH oneReplyDelete
Thanks Carol xDelete