Today we're sharing with you this eye-catching, colourful birthday card with a beautiful ombre effect from our talented Design Team member, Glynis. Glynis has used a variety of products from the newly-released Build a Bouquet collection for spectacular results.
Read on for a full step-by-step project tutorial, complete with full materials list. To view the product page for each individual product, simply click on the product name and you'll be directed to its dedicated page.
YOU WILL NEED:
- Decorative Square nesting die set
- Decorate Circle nesting die set
- Basic Circle nesting die set
- Leafy Foliage die set
- Stamen die
- Birthday Happiness A6 stamp set
- Watercolour Washes Vellum
- Beautiful Bouquets paper pad
- Pastel Sorbet collection pad
- Sparkelicious glitter – Diamante Sparkle, Fiesta, and Crystal Crush
- Pearl card – Crystal White
- Mirror card – Silver and Rose Quartz
- Bling Box – Chloe’s Favourites
- Ranger Tim Holtz Oxide inkpad – Picked Raspberry
- Versafine Clair inkpad – Morning Mist
- WOW! embossing powder – Clear Gloss and Bright White
- WOW! clear embossing inkpad
- Large jewels
- Coloured bow
- Foam pads on a roll
- Art Glitter Dries-Clear PVA glue
- Pinflair glue gel
- Heat tool
- Die-cutting machine
1 Trim a sheet of Crystal White pearl card to fit the base card, go around the four sides with Diamante Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter and attach to the main card. Mat and layer patterned paper from the Summer Florals paper pad on top.
2 Die-cut the second die from the Decorative Square die set in Crystal White pearl card and add Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter. Matt and layer on top silver mirror card and patterned paper from the Beautiful Bouquets paper pad and attach to the base card with foam pads.
3 Die-cut the second die from the Decorative Circle die set in Crystal White pearl card, glittering as before with Crystal Crush Sparkelicious glitter. Using the Basic Circle die set, cut number twelve in silver mirror card and number thirteen in a piece of peach-coloured paper from the Pastel Sorbet collection pad. Matt and layer the three pieces together and secure onto the main card with foam pads. Die-cut a frame from the Basic Circle die set, using numbers fifteen and seventeen, in Crystal White pearl card and secure in place with foam pads.
4 Using the Beautiful Bouquet Blossom stamp and die set, cut the flowers twice for each size, but each time leave in the die and colour with Picked Raspberry Oxide ink (this gives the flowers a white rim). Stamp, heat-emboss and die-cut using the stamp from the same set numerous times, this time onto Watercolour Washes Vellum with Bright White embossing powder. Colour the middle of each flower with the Picked Raspberry Oxide ink and glitter with Fiesta Sparkelicious glitter. When the glitter is dry, shape the petals and adhere together with Pinflair glue gel.
5 Die-cut the stamens in Rose Quartz mirror card and decorate with jewels from the Chloe’s Favourites Bling Box. Secure into the middle of each flower and attach a large jewel, glittered with Diamante Sparkle Sparkelicious glitter.
6 Die-cut the Leafy Foliage in silver mirror card and secure the flowers and foliage onto the base card with Pinflair glue gel. Attach the bow and large glittered jewel to the top of the die-cut frame.
7 Stamp and heat-emboss the sentiment onto white card using Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink and Clear Gloss embossing powder. Die-cut with a small circle die from the Basic Circle die set, then matt and layer onto a Silver mirror circle and attach to the base card with a foam pad to finish.
I hope you've found this beautiful, colourful birthday card tutorial informative and that it's inspired you to create your own version!