Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pretty Pink Birthday Card

Hello and good morning! It's my turn again on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog! I made a pretty, pink birthday card to share. I don't get to use much "little girl" pink, since my children are young adults and none of them like pink! I let my inner grandmother take over today, and she made a sweet pink card!
This card is a whopping 8" x 6"! I wanted something substantial, and also something perfect to which I could add a gift card. Besides, there is just something extra special about an over-sized card!
To create this card, start out by inking the birthday sentiment from the Birthday Shape Set with cupid pigment ink. Cover the inked chipboard with bubble gum scented embossing powder and heat set. (Yes, I said bubble gum scented embossing powder! And it really does smell like bubble gum, even after it's heated and cooled!)
Ink one of the shapes from the Little Dancers set with pepper pigment ink. Allow the ink to dry. I love silhouette shapes! There is something fun and whimsical about silhouettes...they remind me of chasing my shadow when I was a little girl.
Create the card base by cutting one piece of black cardstock to 8" x 6". Cut a second piece of black cardstock to 8 1/2" x 6". Score at 1/2" from the top edge. Fold and burnish on the score line. Attach strong, double-sided tape to the 1/2" tab. Attach the two pieces of cardstock together to create a top-fold card, 8" tall and 6" wide. 
Cut dark pink cardstock to 7 7/8" x 5 7/8" and attach the panel to the card front. Cut pink dotted paper to 7 3/4" x 5 3/4" and attach the panel to the card front. Glue the birthday chipboard sentiment to the top of the card, approximately 1/2" from the top edge. 

Use a stitched die cut template to cut textured white cardstock to approximately 5 1/4" x 4" and attach the panel to the left side of the card. Use a stitched die cut template to cut dark pink cardstock to 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" and attach the panel to the white cardstock. Use a stitched scallop die cut template to cut printed cardstock to approximately 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". Attach the printed panel to the dark pink cardstock. (All supplies are listed at the end of the post.)

Attach the large doily (Intricate Cardstock Doily Set) to the card front as shown. Glue the little dancer shape to the left side of the card.
Glue a selection of flowers to the card, overlapping the doily as shown. Place two decorative pins into the top right section of flowers. Place pink and black sequins onto the card as desired.
Cut two pieces of dark pink cardstock to 7 7/8" x 5 7/8" and attach them to the inside panels of the card. Cut two pieces of white cardstock to 7 3/4" x 5 3/4" and attach them to the dark pink panels. Stamp a sentiment onto the white panel on the inside of the card with black ink. Cut strips of pink dot paper and attach them to the top and bottom panels.
Thanks for looking!

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts:
Birthday Shape Set
Little Dancers Set
Intricate Cardstock Doily Set (contact Store to special order)

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing powder: Colorbox Scentz Bubble Gum
Pigment Ink: Colorbox Cupid, Pepper
Dye Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Sequins: Craft Medley
Decorative pins: Maya Road (leaf), sewing supply
Cardstock: black, white, dark pink
Decorative paper: Heartfelt Creations Flowering Dogwood Collection
Dies: Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles, My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Rectangle
Stamps: My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
Adhesives: Ranger multi medium, ATG tape, Scor-tape, hot glue

1 comment:

  1. Golly this is cuuuuute! Love, love love the pink!