Monday, January 1, 2018

January Birthday Card

Happy 2018!!!  I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a happy and healthy new year.

We all need birthday cards throughout the year, and CottageCutz has a series of stamp/die combos that can help you with that.  There is a set for each month of the year, celebrating the "flower-of-the-month."  My card today is for January and the Carnation.

The layout is simple, making the carnation the star of the show.  To begin my card, I stamped and colored the images.

I then cut them out with the coordinating dies.

The pieces for the card base are as follows:

Green base piece - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4")
Patterned paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
Green oval - largest Stitched Scallop oval
White oval - next to the largest Double-Stitched oval

Constructing the card base was simple.

I added large foam pop dots to the back of the die-cut images, trimming the one for the butterfly just a bit.

I then adhered the die-cut images to the front of the card.

I added three sequins and brushed the carnations and butterfly with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  You may be able to see some of the "glitter" on the images.   IRL it is much more visible.

This again is my finished card.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:

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