Jul 15, 2014

Happy Birthday to me ...

I know ... call me crazy!  

Good Morning Dies R Us Fans!
Yes, today's my (ssshhh 64th ... I know! How'd I get that old??) birthday and since it's also my turn to share an inspirational card, I decided to make a birthday card for myself!  LOL!!  And, since it is for 'yours truly', I also made it in my favorite color ... purple!

Today I've actually used two dies I've had in my collection that I've never used before!  And thought I'd share a little tutorial on how I did the center flower.  So easy and would work with any of your 'outline' dies.  Here we go . . .

(BTW ... there is a background die that goes along with this Peony outline die [Memory Box Lovely Peony Background] ... I just totally forgot to order it so had to come up with my own rough version, LOL!) 

Step 1:  Die cut your outline die using black cardstock.  Using a strong adhesive spray such as E6000 spray, adhere it to a piece of white cardstock, glossy paper or vellum.  
HINT:  Hold your die with a pair of tweezers inside an old box to apply the spray.

Step 2:  Color with the color medium of your choosing.  I love my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  The outline die will keep the colors from running into each other and really makes them POP!

Step 3:  Once fully colored, you can either cut your image into a square and mat it with a coordinating color OR you can do as I did and fussy cut it with scissors or swivel craft knife, then pop it up on your card front.

JUST AS SIMPLE AS THAT!  And, I love how it looks!  I've used a dimensional to pop it up in the center of my card which also left me room for my birthday sentiment and gem.

Here are the dies from our Dies R Us Store that I used today:

Cheery Lynn Designs - Cathedral Lace Frame (DL148)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Happy (B226)
Cheery Lynn Designs - Birthday (B231)

Why not give this a try?
It was on a whim that I did and I'm sure glad I did!  
Now I'm going through my dies to see what other dies I might have that would work with this technique.  OR maybe I'll just have to do a little 'shopping'!  There are SO MANY fabulous dies available at the store, I'm sure I'll find something I just can't live without!  
Bet you will too ... pop on over!

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Well, that's it for me today!  
Now it's time to P-A-R-T-Y!!  
Okay ... maybe just a little!  LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
I will see you again next Tuesday, but in the meantime, please be sure to stop back each day of the week, Monday through Friday for a NEW INSPIRATIONAL CREATION designed by the team using a wide range of dies and themes JUST FOR YOU! 

1 comment:

  1. What a great card! I'm betting you will have lots of them today! I love the lacy background behind your beautiful flower too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!


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