It’s a good time to say Hello to someone special! It’s Suzanne here today and I’m sharing this fun technique that I’m in love with. It seems to be called the Eclipse technique and I like it because it’s a bit subtle, but it’s a great way to help the delicate Away With Words diecuts stand out from a busy patterned paper! If you’re familiar with the technique, this is a double-decker version! Join me!
Cut a panel from patterned paper measuring 5-1/8” x 6”. Cut a panel from black cardstock measuring slightly larger: 5.5” x 6.25” (not shown here).
Die cut the Big Balloon from the patterned paper panel as shown and also die cut the Big Balloon from fun foam.
Die cut Hello from the middle of the patterned paper Big Balloon diecut on a jaunty angle. Make sure you keep all the inside counterspaces of all the letters! Die cut Hello from a new piece of fun foam (NOT from the Big Balloon fun foam diecut!). You don’t need the fun foam counterspaces.
Center and adhere the patterned paper panel to the black panel.
Adhere the black fun foam Balloon into the cut out patterned paper panel. Glue the patterned paper Balloon on top of the fun foam Balloon.
Adhere the black fun foam Hello into the cut out Hello on the Balloon.
Add the patterned paper counterspaces where they came from. Tweezers are super helpful!
Then glue the patterned paper Hello on top of its fun foam version. It’s super cool that the patterned paper all lines up perfectly! Love it!
Form a 6” wide by 7” high side-fold card base from coordinating paper.
Adhere the eclipse panel on your card base. Tie a little bow of coordinating thread or ribbon and adhere it to the Balloon.
Very cool card! Aren’t they fun! Enjoy making more of these! Try changing the colour of the fun foam and see what happens. Happy creating! Suzanne
Hey Friends! It’s EK Gorman back to share one of my favorite things in this world to do when making cards. I just love to make a card that looks elegant and lovely, but in fact has an underlined teasing tone to it. One of my favorite stamps to create this type of card is A Way With Words Happy Birthday Collection stamp set. It has just the right amount of elegance and teasing to create the perfect birthday card for that friend who might be getting old.
Step One: Pull out a piece of Yupo paper and splatter on some alcohol ink to create a background.
Step Two: Die cut the yupo paper with the A Way with Words Big Balloon die set.
Step Three: Using a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock trimmed to 4.25×5.5 inches. Blend a collection of coordinating ink onto the cardstock to create a soft background.
Step Four: Adhere the balloon onto the cardstock using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step Five: Die cut and adhere the bow to the balloon from the Big Balloon die set. I used Kids Choice Glue to adhere the bow.
Step Six: Using a permanent black ink and a stamping platform, stamp the sentiment onto the balloon from the Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.
Step Seven: Adhere the card front to an A2 card frame using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Trim any bit of the balloon that hangs off the card frame.
I hope my birthday card makes you smile. Let us know in the comments below if you enjoy making cards that make people laugh. Until then, happy crafting.
Hey Friends! It is EK here and I thought I would share the masculine birthday card I created with you today.
I find masculine cards really difficult to create a lot of the times, let alone masculine birthday cards. However I have found that the A Way With Words line from Suzanne Cannon really does am a great job leaning toward my masculine card making needs.
Step One: Die cut some 90lb White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Butterflies & Stars Sprays die twice with the star die. This will allow you to create your own stencil with the star cut outs.
Step Two: Using the homemade stencil, add some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide onto a piece of 6×6 trimmed piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Three: Die cut the inked paper with the A Way With Words Big Balloon die set.
Step Four: Ink the edges of the balloon with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
Step Five: Trim a piece of Cafe au Cait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 inch card frame. Spray the front of the card with some brown metallic ink so there are some splotches of reflective ink.
Step Six: Die cut a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon paper with the Stitched Indented Square die set. Adhere the die cut onto the card frame using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the die cut balloon on top of the die cut square.
Step Seven: Die cut the bow from the Big Balloon die set out of the left over stenciled cardstock. Adhere to the balloon.
Step Eight: Die cut the sentiment from the A Way With Words Happy Birthday 3 die set out of both a piece of Thinking About Grand Canyon printed paper and some White Soft Finish Cardstock. Layer the printed paper over the white cardstock, letting a bit of the white show on the upper left side of the word. Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the sentiment to the card frame.
I really love how this card can be used for any gender at any age. It is a simple message, but exactly the one you want to convey.
Today I am sharing a happy stack of Happy Birthday balloon cards created using new dies designed by Suzanne Cannon for the A Way With Words collection. The cards are perfect for kids’ and adults’ birthdays alike. Also, this is a great project to create with kids, friends and family.