I love the idea of this card, I made it for my boss at work . The card took inspiration from a card I saw Jennifer McGuire make. It uses a technique which incorporates both layering die cuts and also the negative space they leave to make an interesting 3D effect.
To start, I covered some plain white card stock with different coloured Washi tape. Then die cut two of each size of the three balloons. Next I arranged the different sizes and colours into a bunch that I was happy with and took a photo for reference. Then using the photo I chose which of the balloons I would like to be set back into the card and die cut those balloons out of Blue Card stock trimmed to fit the base card. Lining the die cut negative space up with the card I traced the balloons onto it and covered the area with Washi tape so that it would show through the negative space. I attached the Blue card stock to the base card with 3D foam tape to create the recessed look and layered other balloons over the top using the foam tape to complete the look.
Using the Lawn Fawn year five stamp and matching die set I stamped and diecut presents onto Neenah white card stock which I coloured in with my Nuvo markers. I hand tied each of the balloons to the presents using white sparkly wool I had left over from another project and secured them with a drop of liquid adhesive. I attached the presents to a strip of green card that I attached bottom to look like grass.
The banner was made by stamping the happy birthday sentiment using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed with Stampendous Stamp N Bond heat activated adhesive. Then while the adhesive was still warm it was covered in Nuvo sparkle dust in cinnamon spice to give nice glittery lettering on the black card. Once the lettering was in place I cut V shapes into each side of the trip to make the banner tails and added this below the presents.
This was quite an easy card to make, but the results look really striking, I think that this is quite a versatile technique which depending on the colour scheme used can be uses to make a variety of distinct looking cards for a people of all genders and ages.
Till next time make something with love.
- Jennifer McGuire Ink video: Layered and Dimensional Die Cuts
- Lawn fawn Year Five die and stamp sets
- Washi Tape
- Nuvo Markers
- Coloured card stock
- Neenah Classic Crest Card – A4 Solar White Neenah Classic Crest Card – A4 Solar White
- 3D foam Tape
- Stampendous Stamp N Bond
- Nuvo sparkle dust: Cinnamon Spice
- Versamark clear ink