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It was my youngest sister’s birthday last month therefore I needed to make a couple of cards my my mother and myself to give her. I didn’t want to give here cards from my stash of ready made ones in cade she’d already seen them online.
My sister isn’t one for highly embelished cards but I did want them to look a bit more special than a flat card from a shop, so I went for base cards that already had foiled borders and then made toppers using Tatteted Lace dies.
The first one was made using a die from the front of the Tattered Lace number 54 Magazine the “Birds of a Feather Charisma” die. This comes with a downloadable file that includes the image of the birds and foliage in various colour themes ready to cut out. I used one of these rather than colour the cut myself.
I also used one of the Tattered Lace “Antique Lace Essential Square” dies to cut a mat out of pale blue Adorable Scorable.
I stuck the image to the mat but only put glue under some of the image after shapeing it a bit so that it kept a bit of dimension but not a lot.
I then stuck the matted image onto a square card from Kanban that came pre foiled. I also added a “Penblwydd Hapus” (Welsh for Happy Birthday) peel off.
For the second card I used an A5 foiled card from the same pack as the previous one.
I also chose to use images that matched the dies for this card, as well as using a matching background that came on the same CD-ROM that came with the dies.
I used another few Tattered Lace dies – two dies from the “Antique Lace Essential Oval” snd both blackberries and flowers from “Bramble Berries & Flowers 3D Decoupage“.
The largest oval I cut out of the matching background and one of the smaller ovals I cut out of white cardstock. I stuck these ovals together and then placed on the greeting peel-off.
The two brambles branches were cut oit from the sheets I’d printed, before shapeing and sticking the one with berties around the top left of the oval and the one with flowers round the bottom right.
This topper was then stuck to my chosen base card.
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