Green Layered Birthday Card0
Posted on 22nd May 2020 by Nicole Mullen
It seems like lately sending a card to mark an occasion has become more important than ever. A card to show you are thinking of a person, or to mark a Birthday when you can't be there to celebrate. This birthday card was a way to send some flowers and cheer someone up on their special day, from a distance. I used the following art and craft supplies:
- Papermilldirect Apple Green Card
- Papermilldirect Cuba Libre Cocktail Card
- Papermilldirect Smooth White Card
- Papermilldirect Celestial Blue Card
- Papermilldirect Baby Pink Card
- Papermilldirect Pastel Pink Card
- Papermilldirect Hammered White Card
- Woodgrain embossing folder
- Flowers in jar image by Stamping Bella & matching die
- Corner punches
I started off by stamping my image onto the Hammered White card and die cutting it out. This served as my base layer. I then picked my colours of card to use to 'colour in' my image. I have problems with my hands that makes colouring in difficult, so paper piecing is a brilliant work around, as well as getting to use up lots of my lovely colour scraps! I stamped the image onto the colours I chose, only really focusing on inking up the part of the stamp I needed.
I then cut out the pieces I required and started to stick them down onto the white base layer. Here you can see the before and after with the water placed on.
To stick the coloured paper pieces down I used a zig glue pen as it goes on blue so you can be sure you have adhesive everywhere required, yet it dries clear and invisible. I also use a skewer to help push the smaller pieces into place. A tweezers can help too!
I was going to cut the leaves from the Apple Green card, but they were just too small, so I used my colouring pencils on these instead. This finished off the vase for me then. You could use pencils to add shading to the 'glass' if wanted etc.
Once the focal point of my card was done I layered up a card base with layers of the Apple Green, Cuba Libre (I love the shimmer on this one!) and used an edge punch on them to give some more interest. I added in some ribbon for some more texture, along with an embossing folder on the white panel for even more texture. Adding this panel on at an offset angle gives the card even more interest again.
I hope you get inspired to use up any of your Papermilldirect scraps using this method, and if you do share your results with us on our social media channels!