Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Birthday Swing Card

I made this card while the wind was howling with single degree temperatures outside. I'm definitely in the mood for flowers and spring!

Cricut Artfully Sent has quite a few swing card patterns so I thought I'd try another with a flower cut-out using CTMH Blossom paper. I adjusted the size to 6.5" x 5" in Design Space.  If you unlock the lock next to the size you can make the proportions different than the original.  I liked the inside sentiment mat that was cut with "stitched" scalloped edges. I had a sheet of green vellum from eons ago so I cut leaves on the Cricut for the front and inside.

 I combined several small birthday sentiment stamps to get the one I wanted, making sure that they fit behind the top or showed on front like the Happy Birthday (see recipe below). I wanted a large sequins inside the flower center and added a few more by placing them under solid flower parts. Practicing first on a sample made from yellow paper from my scrap drawer helped.

 (Since I wasn't sure how it would turn out so I practiced with this Basic Grey double sided paper from my scrap drawer first and decided to keep it, too.) 

Thank you for visiting. 

I'm sharing the blue card with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #158 - anything goes with optional birthday/anniversary
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge - anything goes with patterned paper
Fantasy Stampers #53 - Happy Birthday
Paper Minutes #417 - anything goes
Quirky Crafts Challenge #1 - Let's Quirky Celebrate
The Crazy Challenge #217 - celebrations
Winter Wonderland - Spring is in the air

6.5" x 5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Papers - CTMH Blossom (blue an sunset), White Daisy CS; Basic Grey Nook and Pantry (Yellow); very old green vellum from my stash
Stamps - Both retired CTMH: Happy Everything, Card Chatter-Birthday
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other - CTMH Cricut Artfully Sent, gold sequins


Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card and great colouring. Thanks for joinig our challenge at Winter Wonderland
Hugs, Iwona (DT)

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart good luck x

Heike said...

nice card


Natalie said...

great card! Like the design and opening!
Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.