Friday, May 27, 2011

Birthday Marci & Diamond Card by Sue

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue has created a lovely card in a fun shape to share today. I hope you enjoy it.

Products Used:
Stamps: La La Land Crafts - Birthday Marci
Cardstock:  Peony & Xpress-it Blending Cardstock
Paper: Echo Park Little Girl Collection - Cindy Circles
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Copics: E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E53, YR12, YR16, YR18, YG23, YG25, C7, R0000,R20, R81, R83, R85, R89
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Die- French Pastry, Pink Sew Easy floss- Princess, Copic Opaque White, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet border, Rhinestones

You can view the tutorial for the Diamond Card shape HERE

Taking a piece of the Peony cardstock, 4” x 12”, follow the instructions on the above tutorial to make the base of the card, it is a little fiddly but well worth spending the time, once you have the 1st one mastered it will be smooth sailing for the ones that follow!

To decorate the sides, cut the Echo Park Cindy circles paper 45mm x 95mm, you will need to cut two of these.  Using the reverse side of the paper (the purple stripes) cut two of the Faux Crochet boarders, measuring 95mm.  Add the boarders and the circles to the card base with double sided tape.

Cut a French Pastry Doily from the striped paper.  When cutting out the doilies I have found that taping the die (use scotch magic tape) to the paper or the cardstock stops it from slipping around and then I run it through the Big Shot 4 or 5 times to ensure a perfect cut.  Any bits left in the doily can quickly be pushed out with a paper piercer or pin, make sure you do it over a bin, as you will have little bits everywhere!!

Thread the pink floss through the holes around the centre of the doily, secure with a bow.  I have added another piece of floss at the bow to make a second bow.

Attach to the card base and adorn with some rhinestones.

Stamp Birthday Marci and an additional little present onto Xpress it blending Cardstock using the Memento Tuxedo black ink and colour with Copic markers.  Trim, add a few highlights with the Copic Opaque White and some tiny rhinestones on the present and the shoes.

Fix to the doily with foam tape.

A perfect card for your favourite little Miss!

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  1. I absolutely love this card. I want to make it for my niece who lives in South Africa. Does it lie flat?

  2. Quick and easy card, a project for me and my Granddaughter next craft day - thanks a lot .


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