Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Card using Sizzix Circles Scallops from Cut At Home!

Hello! Thanks for stopping by today. I'd like to share an elegant birthday card using Sizzix Framelits Circles Scallop Dies and Graphic 45's Cityscapes from Cut At Home!

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Using a Kraft Cardstock, I cut my card base to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2", giving myself a standard A2 sized top folding card at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

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I then cut another piece of Kraft Cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for my card front. Using the beautiful new Graphic 45 Cityscape 12x12 collection, I cut a mat for the front of my card to 4" x 5 1/4". To this mat, I used the Sizzix Circles Scallop Dies.
I cut the third smallest die from the set on the right of my mat, then the smallest die on the bottom and one on the left side.

2016-02-02 14.47.11 After running this through my die cutting machine, I then ran the small die again, towards the bottom of my mat.

Using the same dies, I added the next size up (the fourth & second largest), matted them together to give myself a frame, using the same DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock (pic shows G45 paper). Cut these by running them through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine, then adhered them to my G45 paper.

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I cut a piece of vellum to the same card-front size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and added that behind my first mat...then layered the back-side of the G45 paper behind that.

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I adhered all my layers down using Angel Craft Tape.
I've stamped a few sentiments inside the framed area's, using VersaFine Black Onyx Ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, using my heat tool. I stamped 'Happy Birthday', and 'sending you love'.

To embellish my card, I've added the same gold glitter cardstock behind my card mat, giving it a beautiful glitter mat.

Using Marianne Design Creatables Rose Buds & Leaves Dies I cut two rolled rose's from the glitter cardstock, then using my Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit I rolled the flowers, and added hot glue to hold them together.

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I've added a few leaves using Joy!Crafts Leaves dies behind my flowers, along with a few 
Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I then finished off my card with a few pearls.

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A little helpful hint...for my intricate dies, such as the Joy!Crafts leaves, I first used a Sizzix Precision Base Plate to my Sizzix Sandwich. This is a game-changer!! This made the dies cut from the G45 paper like butter, and we all know how thick G45 paper is! I don't know why I waited so long to order a Precision Base Plate!

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Thanks so much for spending a little time with me today! Please stop by Cut At Home's Blog to see the video below for a full start to finish on this card, along with a list of all the products used!

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