Random Ramblings: IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY CARD

Thursday, September 18, 2014

IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY CARD



I am always behind on making cards for people.  I always say I am going to make a bunch of blank ones so that I have them on hand.  But, somehow that never happens and at the last minute I just have no card to give... bummer.
But one thing I have kept up on was 2 straight years in a row I got my husbands birthday card done on time.  Last year I shared the card I made him HERE.

So I think I am on a good roll with his birthday cards.
This year I was inspired by a Nichol Magourik card HERE for my card.

I don't have the stamp set, so I saved the image, and traced it in my SILHOUETTE STUDIO SOFTWARE and cut it out in the size I wanted.

My card is a 5x7 so I made the image fill up most of the space. 

I knew I wanted a rainbow color effect to it, so I was so excited when I was going through my scrapbook paper stash and came across this REALLY OLD rainbow striped paper. I cut that down to 4.5 x 6.7 so there was just a small white border where the base of my card was.  I then sprayed some white Mr. Huey over this paper and let some big white drops fall on the paper, and set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.  

Now since I had the embossing powders on hand I was trying to figure out how I was going to go about this card.  I wanted the look of embossing powder, not just colored cardstock.  So... I started thinking and here is what I did. 

I cut each word out of white cardstock.  I took my embossing ink and smeared it all over each word, one at a time.  I then covered it with the colored embossing powder and heat set each word.  Yes I know it seems like so much more work than just cutting each word out in colored cardstock.  I just really liked the look of the embossing.  

Then I ran each word through my xyron sticker maker machine and set them aside.  

I took some black satin ribbon and folded it over and trimmed it down so that it would show out of the top and bottom of the card, underneath the size of the rainbow paper.  I glued that ribbon down.  

I took my rainbow paper and placed it on the card, then I placed each word of the greeting in place.  I took some colored twine I had on hand and made a colorful bow and glued that to the top of the rainbow paper and glued a blue button in the middle.  

I had silver dots I randomly placed all over the card.  Then I didn't have rainbow dots, so I took my white pearl looking dots and colored them with my sharpie markers and that worked PERFECTLY, and it is permanent.  I then placed them over the card, close to the color that word that they coordinate with. 


Hope you enjoy my card for today.  I think this was a super fun card to make, and I love the bright colors on it.  

~NICOLE

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