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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

18th Birthday Card

A return to my favourite colour scheme here: Black & White. So predictable!
 And another card using The Tied Together embossing folder, it really has become my goto one lately.
 The base is a 6x6 scalloped edge card , and I cut a sheet of white pearl card at about 5 1/4" square.

Embossed it with the folder, then matted onto a sheet of black, trimmed down to leave a narrow border.

Next it was embellished with black and white 3mm half pearls, using Pinflair Glue gel.
 The space at the bottom is where the ribbon will go, so no pearls needed.

Black and White Tartan style ribbon in place.

For the numbers, I tried a couple of templates I have, but they were either too tall, or too small. Why is that always the case?
 As I wanted to use glitter card for them, I couldn't cut them with my Silhouette- the usual option- as the blades don't like glitter card.
What I did, was just print the numbers in a word document, finding a nice font, and the right size for the card, onto a reasonably stiff paper.


 Cut them out & traced around them onto the back of the glitter card. They were then cut out with a scalpel, and I ran around the cut edges with a black Promarker.
 Mounted to the front using silicone glue, for dimension.
Before I matted it to the card front, I added a narrower black organza ribbon bow on top of the tartan one. I thought it needed something else.

 6x6 Scalloped card base
White pearl card
Black card
Black glitter card
Black & white half pearls
Tied Together embossing folder
Black Tartan ribbon
Narrow Black organza ribbon
Pinflair glue gel
Silicone glue


Krisha said...

Stunning card. Black and white are my go-to colors too. She will love the card.......oh to be 18 one more time!
I have a Cricut that doesn't really like the glitter paper either. I usually have to reset a few dials to get it to work.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That is absolutely stunning Shaz. I would not have the patience to apply all those pearls!

gardenpinks said...

A gorgeous card, just love that embossing folder and the black and white pearls look fantastic on there.
Lynn x