Happy Birthday Friend

Birthday Friend

Welcome to my blog my friends,

Today I am posting a birthday card that I made for a very special friend since grade school which is a very long time trust me hehehe.  Obviously being December 1st I have done a wintery card

Here is how I created my card.

Step 1  Cut 2 (1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and 1 without adhesive)  Garden Notes Berry Branch from brown cardstock.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops Simply White.  Set aside to dry then repeat on the back.

Step 2  Cut 2 Garden Notes Hawthorne from green cardstock and shade.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autmun Red add berries set aide to dry then repeat for back side.  Susan has a good video which can be found here.

Step 3  Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Cut brown cardstock 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ using 6th die in Garden Notes Frame It / Stitched Squares cut opening in upper left.  Cut patterned paper to fit opening (ModaScrap Woods used here) adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Adhere to card front.

Step 4  Cut 2 Garden Notes Galvanized Buckets from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – adhere together.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add a little pewter Metallic Rub Ons from set 2.  From brown cardstock cut just the center of the handle shade with brown Distress Ink adhere to top of handle.  Add couple pop dots to lower center back of bucket then adhere bucket to card front.  Adhere handle using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Using Garden Notes Whitepine Boughs & Pinecones die set cut a bunch of boughs from green cardstock (I like to cut lots at once as I know I will use them on a project) shade with Distress Ink then pinch up needles to give dimension.  Create 3 small hemlock cones using same set see Susan’s video for this here

Step 6  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back cut 2 each A Way With Words Happy Birthday – Small and Friends using Words 4 – Remember die set.  Adhere duplicates to each other.  Cut s off from friends.  Adhere to card front.

Step 7  Assemble using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  To add snow to card I used Designer Dries White Glue with fine tip adding to areas I want to have snow then I sprinkled with Papericious Frosting Powder.

Hoping you have enjoyed this tutorial today and you will make your own card.  This could also be used as a Christmas card by changing the sentiment such as A Way With Words small Merry Christmas.

All Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used are linked below just click on any it will take you directly to their site.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, brown, black

Art Glitter Designer Dries White Adhesive

Papericious Frosting Powder

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White, Autumn Red

Alcohol Markers

 

Forever Friends Lilac

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Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.

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I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet