Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs

You’re So Sweet

December 29, 2016

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Hi everyone,

It’s Frances here today. With the New Year almost upon us, I thought it was a great time to get a head start on birthday cards that we might need to give out during the year. Today I have created a birthday card using the Speech Bubbles Edgy Options and the Macarons die sets.

Here is how I created my card:

1.  Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches. Score and fold along the 11 inch side to get a 4 1/4 inch x 5 1/2 inch top folding card.

  • Cut a piece of striped designer paper that measures 4 1/4 inches square and adhere to the front of the fold card so that the bottom section of the card is covered.

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 2.  Cut a piece of pink polka dot designer paper that is 4 1/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches. Place the Stitched Speech Bubble from the Speech Bubbles Edgy Options die set approx 2 inches up from the bottom of the designer paper and run through die cutting machine.

  • Using black ink, stamp the “You’re so sweet” sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the centre of the speech bubble.
  • Adhere to the top of the front of the card.

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3. Using the Macarons die set, die cut the following:

  • (8) Oval Macarons using White Soft Finish Cardstock
  • (4) Scallop Ovals using White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front.

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  • Using Distress Inks and a blending tool, color two of each oval shape in the same color.
  • Remove the adhesive tape from the scallop ovals and cover each oval using Silk Microfine Glitter in the following colors: Fuchsia; Spring Peridot; Dark Mint and Yellow. Polish the glitter with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.

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  • Assemble each of the macarons per photo above. 
  • Attach the macarons to the lower right hand side of the front of the card using foam tape. (Refer to project photo for position.)

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4. Adhere the designer paper (left over from when you die cut the Speech Bubble for the front of the card) to the bottom of the inside of the card.

  • Using black ink, stamp the “Happy Birthday” and “Wishing You A Colourful Day” sentiments to the inside of the card using black ink.
  • Color the bottom sentiment to match the colors of the macarons.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

 

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm

Other:
Designer Paper – Echo Park Blue Sky 12 x 12 Paper; Pink Polka Dot 12 x 12 Paper
Inks – Black; Distressed Ink in Picked Raspberry, Evergreen Bough, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron
Foam Tape
Copic Markers or other alcohol markers of choice
Die Cutting Machine

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5 Comments

  • Reply Barb December 30, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Fantastic use of both die sets. I’ve been debating about ordering them but after seeing your card, they are on my new wish list.

  • Reply Raquel Mason December 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    What a great way to use the negative piece from the Speech Bubble on the inside of the card.

  • Reply Joset van de Burgt December 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Lovely card Frances!

  • Reply Nancy Yoder December 29, 2016 at 9:11 am

    The sentiment & design go together so nicely. Great inspiration! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Linda Knox December 29, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Love, love your card. So uplifting. thanks for the tutorial.

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