Children´s birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s Sanna here again with this months guest blog post. Remember, when I created two baby cards for July´s post? I had quite a pile of residue die cut pieces left over from those cards and that gave me the idea to use them to create a multi-toned die cut background and focal point for a fun children´s birthday card.

Here are the finished cards and in the following I´ll share the steps as well as a start-to-finish video about the creating process:

To create the cards, follow these steps:

Step 1: Save the residue negative pieces from another card background project.
Step 2: Die cut two backgrounds with the Kaleidoscope and Geometric die cut dies from True Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. This creates a nice and colorful background in combination with the leftover pieces.
Step 3: Adhere the background pieces onto a Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheet strip. Be careful not to touch the adhesive area with your fingers to keep the adhesive quality unaffected. For this purpose protect the open adhesive areas with the protective sheet of the adhesive strip.
Step 4: Take a pair of tweezers and start adding the negative pieces on their places. This takes a little effort and time, but the results are worth the while.
Step 5: Die cut two Dotted Scallop Circles from white Soft Finish Cardstock and ink them with faded jeans Distress Ink tone and an ink blending tool.
Step 6: Adhere the leftover circle piece (from the previous project) on top of the Dotted Scallop Circle piece.
Step 7: Stamp two monkeys from the Jungle Cuties clear stamp set with waterproof ink onto white cardstock.
Step 8: Fussy cut the monkeys OR die cut them with the matching Jungle Cuties die and color with a water tank brush and Distress Inks of your choice.
Step 9: Stamp a happy birthday sentiment from the General Sentiments clear stamp set onto white cardstock and die cut the sentiment with Stitched Fishtail Banners die.
Step 10: Adhere the sentiments and the monkey images onto place with paper glue.
Step 11: Finally, for a fun detail, add dimentional drops around the Dotted Scallop Circle. I used “glow in the dark” ones by Nuvo. This adds a fun, additional detail to children´s cards.

Here are some detail photos of the finished cards:

I hope you get inspired to try out this month idea an play a little with your dies and stamps! Have fun creating!

See you again next month,


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