Apr 27, 2021

Slimline Confetti Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  Lisa here with a fun and springy slimline birthday card!  I have to say that I was originally going to make this card is more jewel tones, but then we got snow in April and I was like, SPRING!  I made the focal layer of my card out of scraps, believe it or not.

So I started out with all these scraps from some baby cards I made for a friend.  You can't really tell in the photo but they're pastel shimmery card stock, not too heavyweight, so they're perfect for layering and then die cutting.

The strips vary in size from about an eighth of an inch to maybe five eights of an inch.  You can use any size for this technique, I just like the look of different sizes.  I'm going to be cutting this background with my Catherine Pooler Slimline Flurries die.  I wanted to use this because a) I love this die and don't just wanna use it at Christmastime and b) I totally think it looks like confetti!  This background is rather detailed, so I used a very lightweight (65lb) white cardstock to build my background on.  I cut it slightly bigger than my die, 8.75" by 3.75", and covered it with 1/2" Scor Tape.

You can see where I wrinkled the tape on the end, but it won't matter because the whole thing will be covered in cardstock and then die cut.  I feel like die cutting helps to push the paper into the tape.

I kept every single dot that I punched out of this background and the die.  I want to use them for a shaker card in the future.

I cut my Impression Obsession Happy Birthday die out of silver glitter cardstock that has 1/2" Scor Tape on the back so it's already adhesive.  Love love love my Scor Tape!  I layered foam tape behind the die cut panel before adhering it to some silver glitter cardstock.  I like how the silver behind the stripes almost gives a faux shaker look.

So these balloons were a last minute addition.  I forgot to take a photo of the die cutting but I used the Lawn Fawn Outside In Balloons die set for these.  I used the smallest balloon and both strings, then added the largest bow.  I didn't put Scor Tape on the back of the balloons because I wasn't sure if I was going to pop any of them up with foam tape or not, but I did put it on the rose gold foil I used for the strings and bow.  Made adhering those teeny tiny strings a breeze.

I hope this inspires you to dig through your scraps and see what kind of backgrounds you can create.  Have a crafty day!  --Lisa

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