Thursday, February 27, 2014

Happy Day Card

Hello Nesters!  It's Dawn here with a card tutorial and challenge.  Lately, I've been absolutely fascinated with making cards (and it's crazy because I used to be afraid of them!).  Today, I'm going to share a card I made using products from the new a•muse spring accessories catalog.

I started by cutting a sheet of 8.5 x 11 sugar cardstock in half width-wise.  I then cut one of pieces in half to make the card front:

I scored the larger piece of cardstock down the middle to make an A2 card:

Next, I used washi tape to hold down my dies before running the card front through my die cut machine:

I'm going to use the negative space for this card, so I'm saving the positive die cuts for another project.  I saved the little pieces for inside the letters (you can see the small pile of them to the left of the card front), but I ended up liking the words better without them.

 I then cut a piece of patterned paper from the everything's rosy 6x6 paper pack to fit the card front (so it measured 4.25" by 5.5"):

I then measured eyeballed (I'm lazy...I'll admit it!) where I needed to put the super-stick double-sided tape so it would just be under the word "DAY":

Once I had the tape applied, I peeled off the red backing and covered the sticky surface with bubblegum glitter.  I used a bone folder to rub the glitter so that it was adhered securely:

 I knew I wanted to keep this card simple, but I also knew I wanted to add a little bit of an embellishment.  I decided to make a bow out of this organdy polka dot ribbon:

Finally, the card was ready to be assembled.  I added the patterned paper to the card base with a tape runner and used lots of foam tape for the card front:

 And, once more, here is the finished product:

Here's a close-up where you can see the glitter shimmer a bit:

Initially, I was planning on adding the glitter to white cardstock, but I'm glad I decided to add it to the patterned paper - I'm really pleased with the finished product.


  1. You are very creative, Dawn and do such beautiful work. I enjoyed visiting your blog and seeing your handmade items.


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