Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Card With Partial Die Cutting

Good morning everyone...

I wanted to share this cute card that I made this morning.  It is a Z fold card with a partial die cutting technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire on YouTube.  I did not record a video of this since it was my first try at it and I did mess it up and had to start again.  I was on the phone and doing this and the first card, I cut one of the flowers on the wrong side of the fold.


Here is what I did


First, I used one of CTMH white daisy card bases.  I lined it up on my desk mat and put a very light pencil line down the middle of the front of the card.

I used one of our Spring Time Wishes thin cut dies (sold out) and layed them half way across my pencil mark.  Taped the die in place.   When I ran it through my Big Shot, I only put the top plate over the right side of the card front.  That gave me a partial cut.

I erased my pencil lines.  I stamped the partial die cuts with the matching stamp set, SpringTime Wishes with our black archival ink. being careful to line up the stamp on the cut. I used clear embossing powder and heat embossed.  This was to insure that when I colored the images, the ink would not run and stay in the lines.

I colored the flowers using Designing With Gelatos Colors Kit- ,  The inside I used a piece of Confetti Wishes (retired) paper from my little sample package of B & T paper that was on a ring.  The sample paper was large enough to avoid the hole and I was able to cut to size.  On top of that I used White Daisy to write a sentiment.  I inked the white paper with Pacifica ink.

The Happy Birthday Sentiment, I stamped 3 times along the outside edge using Just To Say Stamp set from the Cricut Collection.  NOTE:  only available in this stamp set.  Used Pacifica, Thistle and Honey inks.

I felt it needed a little more on the front.  Seemed plain.  I took white sequins from the Coral Reef pack  (discounted right now -  get them while they are still available) and used Pacifica Shinhan Twin Tip Marker (this color is no longer available) and colored the sequins to match the card.  Then used Bitty Sparkles in the centers.

I almost forgot, I took a piece of that Confetti Wishes paper and put it on the inside of the Z fold behind the flowers to cover up an oopsie when I got some ink on that panel.


This is the inside of the card.  And there you have it.  If you are interested in any of the products used, just click the links in my instructions or go to my Close To My Heart Store.

This post does contain an Amazon Affiliate Link which I may earn a small commission

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