Today, I wanted to share a birthday card I made for a friend this weekend. Now I cannot tell you who the friend is because I want to be sure she receives it first. For some reason when I think of her I think of sparkly things. So it seemed fitting to use glitter paper for the card. So without further ado let's get started.
I started with a base card of Elegant Eggplant cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2". I added a layer on top of that of a pink glitter paper I picked up at a local craft store. I cut a piece of it to measure 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and adhered it using runner adhesive. For the last layer I went with a piece of Whisper White. I cut this one to be 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". I cut it a little smaller than I would have normally in order to have the glitter paper show. It is also adhered using a runner adhesive.
I took my cupcake builder punch and punched cherries and dots out of the pink glitter paper. I added these to jazz up the background. I adhered them using a liquid glue. I thought it would hold them best.
For the greeting I used my Create a Cupcake stamp set. I stamped this using Elegant Eggplant in onto Whisper White card stock. I punched it out using the word window punch. Next I punched a modern label out of Elegant Eggplant card stock. I adhered the greeting to the eggplant using a runner adhesive. I then added a hot pink gem stone to each end and attached it to the card using dimensionals.
Since I made all the cupcakes the same, I decided to just show you one. I used the cupcake builder punch to make these delicious looking creations. I punched the bottom half out of a sparkly glittered zebra print card stock I got at a local craft store. The tops were from the glittery pink card stock. For the dots, I used my Glimmer Silver card stock while the cherries are from the Glimmer Red card stock. I attached all these little pieces together using a liquid glue. It takes time for this to dry and I have had pieces fall off if I manipulate items too soon. So I allowed the cupcakes to dry completely before attaching them to the card using my dimensionals.
Here is a look at the inside of the card. I chose a stamp from the Created a Cupcake stamp set and stamped the saying using Elegant Eggplant ink onto Whisper White card stock. I then took my Hearts framelits and chose a size that fit around the saying. I cut this out using my big shot. I then cut the next size up heart out of the pink glitter card stock. I layered these together using a runner adhesive and then attached it to the card with the same runner adhesive.
I truly enjoyed making this card. All the glitter was fabulous!! I really hope my friend likes it when she gets it.
I hope all of you have a nice Monday. It's nice to start off on a good note. Please come back tomorrow to see a very special card I made. No hints. Thanks for dropping in today and I will see you all tomorrow!