Sunday, 25 October 2015

Vintage Leaves Warm Wishes Shaped Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for our friend Alan.  I recently got a set of Grand Labels 1 Nestabilities dies as these larger shaped dies are perfect for making shaped cards - which I love!   The card base was made with Early Espresso  CS and I added in some Old Olive, Kraft and Very Vanilla.  To make the shaped card base I scored a piece of Early Espresso CS in half, folded it, placed the die with the blade slightly outside the fold and ran it through my Big Shot to end up with a card base slightly under 5 3/4" square.  I die cut a Labels 1 shape from Kraft CS, die cut a leaf aperture from the shape, inked the woodgrain folder with Soft Suede ink, embossed the shape, added some screw brads and inked the edges.  I shaped the leaves, glued the larger one inside the aperture, popped up the smaller leaves and also popped up the sentiment oval.

This photo shows the aperture.  I popped up the Kraft label shape to add some dimension.

Here's the inside of the card.

Here's the front of the envelope with more leaves and a popped up name label.

Stamps: SU! 'Vintage Leaves' & 'Blooming with Kindness' sets, Personal Impressions 'Medium Everyday Wishes' set
CS: SU! Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla & Kraft
Ink: SU! Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso & Soft Suede
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Labels 1 & Labels 1 Nestabilities dies, Petite Oval Nestabilities dies, SU! 'Leaflets' Framelits dies, X Cut 6" x 6" 'Woodgrain' embossing folder, brayer, Sizzix 'Banners, Fancy' die set, small circle punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware Screw Brads, 3D foam tape 

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RitaR said...

Alan will be most impressed by this beauty, no doubt! I especially love your wood-grain layer with the leaf aperture! Wonderful design .... thanks for sharing with your readers!

Deborah Frings said...

This is lovely! Great layers, nice texture and I do like the window too! I love the inside and envelope too! xx