May 13, 2018

Happy Birthday with Watercolored Accents

Hi there, it's Angie here today with a clean and simple birthday card made with some of my favorite dies!  I don't know about you, but I always need birthday cards for my stash so I'm glad I was able to create another one today!

Here's how I made my card:

I put some Distress Inks on my craft mat and added water to them so I could "smoosh" my watercolor paper on it.  I did several layers and dried the in between each layer.  The colors I used were:

Then I took a card panel and used the Impression Obsession Geometric Cutout #2 die to cut it.  Then I looked through my set of circle dies from Memory Box to find the right size to make a border around the cutout die.  

Here's how I cut the border, I used some medical tape to hold the dies together before I ran them through my Big Shot.

Below you can see what the cut out looks like without the border.  These Impression Obsession Geometric Cutout dies are amazing - I love the negative space they create!  I used the Memory Box Pennington Rose Die to cut several flowers.  The black was for the flower outline die and the 2nd die in the set cuts a solid background for the flowers.  I cut those from the watercolored paper.  

I used a Zig Two Way Glue Pen to adhere the border to the edges of the cutout die:

Now, I was ready to glue the flower backgrounds to the outlines and also to work on the layout for my card.

I decided to put the two mostly purple flowers down flat on the left side and popped up the more yellow flower with Thermoweb- 3D Foam Squares.

Next I stamped the birthday greeting from one my stamp sets in my stash.

To finish my card I adhered a thin strip of striped paper at the bottom where the stems ended and the adhered the card panel to a piece of black card stock, and then to a top folding card base.
And of course I always have to add Nuvo drops on my cards!
Here's a final look at my completed card:

Supplies used:


Zig Two Way Glue Pen                            Thermoweb- 3D Foam Squares.

I hope I inspired you in your crafting adventures! 
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  1. What a beautiful creation Angie! Fabulous inspiration and tips!

  2. Beautiful card, Angie. Love your design and those fabulous flowers!

  3. What an awesome card. I LOVE that circle die....and I love how you have used the Oxides too. Gorgeous!!!

  4. BEAUTIFUL card Angie! Love the design and the dies you used! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the instructions for the card! Love the colors and how you made your flowers!


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