Best Wishes

June 28, 2015


Hi everyone,

It’s Frances Byrne here. For my card today I have something fairly simple which can easily be mass produced if necessary for children’s birthdays or showers. We all need cards at times that don’t take hours to create. We are making use of the negative image of the die rather than the positive that we would normally use.

Here is how I created my card:

1. To create the card base –

a.  Cut white cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score along the long side at 4-1/4″ so you have a top-folded card 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.

b.  Cut a piece of designer paper which is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and adhere this over the top of the front of the white card.

c.  Cut a piece of yellow dot designer paper 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, adhere this to the bottom portion of your card approx 3/8″ from the bottom edge of the card.


2. To create the duck layer –

a. Cut a piece of white cardstock that is 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2. Cover this piece with a strip of Transparent Double Sided Tape.

b. Position the duck die onto the card so the cutting edge is facing down towards the protective backing of the tape. The die needs positioned so it is centered top and bottom and is approx 3/8″ from the right edge and die cut. Remove the positive image (duck) from the die and position the die to the left side as per previous step and die cut again. You now have two negative duck images cut into your card.

c. Cut two pieces of orange cardstock that is 5-1/2″ x 1/4″, add some glue to the back of the top and bottom of the die cut piece and add the strips of orange cardstock so you have an orange border at the top and bottom. (Tip – I like to cut my strips slightly longer than I need and then trim off the excess so that if my measurements are off, it doesn’t matter because it lines up with my main card.)

d. Die cut the Best Wishes Stand Up Helper Word die from orange cardstock. Trim along the bottom of the word approx 1/4″ from the bottom of the letters and then adhere this to the top right corner of your card.

e. Remove the protective backing from the front of the card and cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.

f. Turn card over and apply foam tape around the back of the card. Adhere the card so it is lined up over the yellow polka dot designer paper.

g. Adhere a piece of yellow polka dot designer paper to a piece of white cardstock that is large enough to die cut two duck wings. Die cut the wings and add these to the duck’s body using foam tape.

h. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape to the back of a piece of black cardstock that is large enough to die cut two oval eyes. Die cut the eyes and adhere to the duck.

i. Apply a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape to the back of a piece of orange cardstock that is large enough to die cut two duck’s beaks. Die cut beaks and adhere to the duck.


3.  The inside of the card:

a. Die cut a duck’s body and wing from yellow polka dot designer paper and adhere to the lower left side of card. Add black eye and orange beak like on the outside of the card.

b. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set, die cut “QUACKY B-DAY” from orange cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Tape on the back of it. Adhere the letters to the card so that they are positioned slightly to the right of the card. (Tip: to help line up letters when adhering to the card, place a piece of low tack masking tape to where you want the bottom of the letters to be placed. Tape is easily removed when finished).

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
920 Rubber Ducky
934 Best Wishes Stand Up Helper
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps 
509 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
Cardstock: white, orange
Echo Park Birthday Wishes Girl 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Doodlebug Designs Inc. Back to School 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Foam Tape

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  • dyeandpigment55 June 28, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Great card and good idea to glitter the negative piece 🙂

  • Willow June 28, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I just love your cards. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Raquel Mason June 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Cute card!!!!

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