Sunday, 26 February 2017

Handmade Z Fold Birthday Card

Here's the first birthday card that I have made for a while, having been busy with Christmas and Valentines cards. I wanted to try a Z fold card for something a bit different and have been waiting for an opportunity to use the lovely Neroli paper pad.

handmade z fold birthday card


For the card base I used a white 15 x 15cm card blank, scored down the centre of the front panel and folded it back on itself to create the Z shape.

I covered both the narrow front panel and the larger inside panel with turquoise card and layered that with a patterned paper from the Neroli pad with a lovely bold, bright design.


I die cut four decorative rectangles, two larger ones in orange card and two smaller ones in cream card I inked the edges of the cream ones with Terra Cotta pigment ink. I layered the cream die cut shapes onto the orange ones and then positioned one on the inside panel and the other on the front panel, lining it up with the one inside so that when the card is closed they are on top of each other.

I die cut two flourishes from gold card and attached these to the front panel as in the photo and then added three dark red flowers with the stems twisted into spirals. The last thing was to add the gold Happy Birthday peel off and gold metal gems to the corners.

I love the color scheme of this card and the unusual z fold base, I hope you like it too, feel free to leave your comments.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Birthday Blossoms Daffodils to Celebrate March Birthdays.

Here's my "host of golden daffodils" to celebrate March birthdays. 

Quilled daffodil birthday card


These daffodils are made using six quilled marquise shapes in yellow 3mm quilling paper, with a tightly coiled centre in a darker shade of yellow, the leaves are just folded strips of green quilling paper.

The daffodils are mounted on a white card frame made using the Marianne Frame and Swirls set. The sentiment is a Gold Small Text peel off mounted on a shape cut using a die from the Marianne Tags and Ticket set, it is decorated with self adhesive pearls.

The sentiment and flowers are both mounted on pink card embossed with the Swirls Embossing Folder and the Yellow Stripes design background paper is the free to download.

Cardio Majestix Golden Daffodils stamped birthday card

My second daffodil card is made using the Cardio Majestix Golden Daffodils stamp set with Canary and Moss Green pigment inks, Olive Pastel Fluid Chalk ink and Scattered Straw distress ink. I cut three squares of white card at 11, 9 and 7cm and three squares of green card at 7.5, 9.5 and 11.5cm. 

To begin with I layered just the white card using some double sided tape to keep it in position. I stamped the daffodils and leaves from the top left corner down across the three layers of card. 

I trimmed a 12.5cm square white blank card down to 12cm square and then layered the white and green card on top of it,  using 1mm adhesive foam pads to stick the last green layer to add some dimension. 

I finished it off with a Gold Happy Birthday greeting and a butterfly die cut from Gold Mirror Card using the Joycrafts Three Butterflies Die Set. I love using these Cardio Majestix stamps and the Acrylic Stamping Rods certainly make them easy to use.

Hand made birthday card with die cut daffodils


Another daffodil card this time made using a Daffodil die cutting set. I cut the main daffodil die twice, once in green and once in yellow and cut the flower heads off the yellow one and glued them over the green ones. I used a marker pen to add some shading to the flower heads, leaves and stems. I also used a Clear Wink of Stella pen to add some subtle glitter to the flower heads which doesn't really show up in the photo. I left some of the leaves partially unglued allowing them to curl up and add a little dimension to the card.

I die cut a flourish from the same green card and adhered that and the flowers to an A6 Kraft card blank, I finished it off with a copper colored Happy Birthday peel off.

I hope you like them, thanks for looking in.
Debbie x

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