Tuesday, April 13, 2021

50th Birthday

 What do you do when your friend is turning 50?  Well, obviously create a fabulous, sparkly, 50th Birthday card!!

A few weeks ago, I received this beautiful layering set by Altenew: "Rosy Lookout" and I decided this was the perfect time to play with it.  I used my mini MISTI and I'm so glad I did because I ended up stamping most layers twice to get a nice, dark stamping.  While I was stamping, I decided to create 4 of everything as it is easy enough to do when using a MISTI.  The large rose has 4 layers, the larger bud has 4 flower layers and three leaf layers and the smaller bud has 2 flower layers plus 3 leafy layers.  The leaves each have 3 layers.  Getting them lined up perfectly is a little tricky, but fortunately, it does matter if it isn't 100% perfect; no one will notice.  I ended up using about half of the stamped and die cut images and saved the other half for a card I will be sharing later this week.  I had this really fun idea of die cutting the sentiment out of the top layer which allows the patterned paper to show through.  I used a piece of washi tape laid out on a grid mat to get the letters straight and perfectly aligned.  Then I was able to transfer all the letters (still attached to the strip of washi) directly to my die cut panel and have them all exactly in the right place!  I used this same technique in this card.  I die cut the word "happy" from dark brown card stock and the "50" from some gold glitter paper and adhered them both above the "birthday" cut out.  I stamped the "th" in dark brown ink to finish the sentiment.  The, I adhered a bit of acetate, recycled from some stamp packaging, to the back of the "birthday" cut out to create a shaker element.  I finished the card off with some small white pearls.

Stamps: Altenew "Rosy Lookout"; PaperTrey Ink "Big Birthday Wishes" 'th'
Dies: Altenew" Rosy Lookout"; Kat Scrappiness "Distressed Edge" nesting slimline die; MFT "Happy Trio" and "Stitched Alphabet"; PaperTrey Ink number border die

Sunday Stamps #254--Go Slim and sketch

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #400--anything goes with snippets (All of my flower/leaf pieces were stamped and die cut from scrap white card stock and the "50" was die cut from a scrap)


Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice paper used and nice, so the shaker part in it.

Hugs, Astrid.

Jinny said...

What a gorgeous card, Heather! Love the shaker element and the slimline design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

stampwithamyk said...

So pretty! Love the flowers, perfect design! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Stef Perry said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Heather! I love the big florals and the big sentiment, and the shaker element worked perfectly! Love this! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Heather said...

Wow, Heather, these florals are beautiful! Love your layering of all the pinks - perfect coordinated! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Di said...

Oh how pretty this is Heather - I love it! Clever how you lined the letter up too.


Di xx

Sheri Gilson said...

What a beautiful card! Love the slimline design! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at Kat Scrappiness!