Sunday, June 20, 2010

Don't Open Til Your Birthday

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a glittery birthday card to share with you today. Again, I'm using one of the newly released Anna Wight Cling Sets from Whipper Snapper: Party Animal. However there are no critters on this card... they are all heading inside of the gift packages!


First step: stamped the gift image from Party Animal a bunch of times on a rectangle card stock. Colored the gifts with Copic markers and sponged around the edges of the card stock with Antique Linen Distress Ink. To finish I layered on red card stock, paper pierced the edges and added Crackle Accents to the bows on the gifts.

Second Step: on a second piece of white card stock I stamped the same gift image another five times, colored with Copic markers, cut out and then added crackle accents to the bows again. Once dry I adhered these five gifts to the first panel and sprayed the entire piece with Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Third Step: I cut a scalloped square from Berry Sorbet card stock using a Nestabilities die. I spritzed this piece with Patina Glimmer Mist and heat set.

Fourth Step: I cut a square of Baja Breeze card stock and added a strip of designer paper to the bottom. Then I layered the piece on red card stock, added paper piercing to the edges and spritzed the whole piece with more Pearl Glimmer Mist.

Fifth Step: attached the scallop square to the base layer and added a piece of Baja Breeze ribbon - wrap around the layer and overlap so that the end hangs just over the left edge. Clip the end to create a flag. Next wrap a doubled up piece of jute over the ribbon and tie a bow. Punch a little hole near the bow so that a corduroy brad can be placed here. Attach main image, letting the brad overlap it just a bit.

Sixth Step: wrap another piece of jute around the base layer and tap the ends to the back of it. Stamp a sentiment on another piece of Baja Breeze card stock and punch out with large oval punch. Sponge the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and adhere over the jute with dimensionals.

Seventh Step: Attach to 5"x5" card base cut from Naturals Ivory card stock.

Whew... it didn't really take as long as the description implies to actually make the card! :) And it is so sparkly that it is totally worth the little bit of extra effort. LOL! Glitter makes it all good, right? :)

Stamps: Party Animal Anna Wight Cling Set (Whipper Snapper). Paper: White, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Naturals Ivory, Baja Breeze (SU!), Jocelyn designer (SEI). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger), Copic markers. Other: Baja Breeze striped ribbon, mat pack, paper piercer, large oval punch, Kiwi Kiss corduroy brad (SU!), jute (May Arts), large scalloped square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crackle Accents (Ranger), Pearl and Patina Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), dimensionals.


  1. What a perfect bday card!!!! Love the colors, sparkles, dimension ... Heck I love it all!

  2. This is AMAZING!!!!!
    I love that you're addicted to the crackle and crystal topping - it really gives your cards sparkle and shine! VERY cool card!!


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