Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fun Flag Birthday Card

This was a really fun card to make...thus the name of my post.
I made this for my sister who lives in Hamburg, Germany, but she didn't get my got lost in mail space somewhere, so I am posting the pictures as it will now be the only way she will see her card.
Hi Katy, if you're reading this!
One of the techniques I used to make this card is the print-to-cut feature on my Sizzix eclips.  All of the cuts came out great. I used Lori Whitlock's Spring Celebration paper pack
SVG Cuts Files that I used:
Moolight Garden Party for all of the little embellishment details including the lanterns.
Summer Street Carnival for the card base.
Garden Nouveau for the butterfly lantern.
The twine I used is Trendy Twine's Valentine Cherry Cupcake-red and pink twine.
I made a butterfly lantern (also using print-to-cut) with matching papers. For the vellum, I added color with my colorbox pigment inks and a sponge applicator.
{I used this technique for the little lanterns on the card too}

It is really cool to see the layers as you open it.

Some close-ups of the details.

Gotta have bling...I used black Stickles and some $1.00 glitter from the Michael's clearance rack.

I had included a color changing LED light for the lantern.

That does it for this project.
I hope it inspires you to try print-n-cut if you haven't tried it on your machine yet.

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  1. I saw this over on the Crafting Edge magazine blog and left you a little love there as well. I am blown away with your card and the butterfly lantern. They are both beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the details! I am sorry your sister never ended up with these beauties!

    1. Thank you Kathy! I really appreciate that...your comment made me smile :)

  2. Thanks for sharing another great card using cutting files. (and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving an encouraging comment). I've been playing with my eClips and getting the feel of the machine. One day I might attempt an elaborate card like this.


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