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.
Hello!!! Wanda here! I am thrilled to be back sharing on the ECD blog. I was part of Suzanne’s team back in 2016 and needed to step away from it because of life stuff but now I’m back.
I have a really simple card today using one of the brand new A Way With Word dies, Bliss. Isn’t the calligraphy for this word just beautiful!!!
Let’s get started —
1. Create an Alcohol Ink background on a 5″ x 7″ piece of White Yupo Paper by dripping and/or using felt on a block to apply your alcohol inks (Ranger Ink). You could make this in any color combination that you wanted. I’ve used the colors Amethyst, Flamingo, and Patina. The thicker lines of ink stay sticky for a bit after the rest of the ink is dry. At this point, I used a foil sheet to add metallic accents. With your foil, color/design side up, use your finger to press the foil sheet onto your background in the sticky areas. As you pull the sheet back up it leaves behind bits of foil.
2. Cut white cardstock for the main layer of the card. Cut a block from the alcohol background to go across the white cardstock. Die cut the ModaScrap Lacy Poppies from the rest of the background. Attach flowers and block to the white cardstock as shown.
3. Die cut Bliss from both white cardstock and silver mirror cardstock. Glue the words together offsetting them to see the silver and glue them to the card.
4. Layer the main panel to a coral colored panel and then to the folded white card.
I hope you like this card. It is such an simple card and so pretty. It would be easy to make several and spread some sunshine through the mail.
It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team today. Alcohol Inks are becoming increasingly popular again lately, so I decided to pull mine out to have a play. I decided to create a night sky background using various colors of alcohol inks and then create a silhouette scene using the Reindeer die set. This card was fairly quick to create so would be good for mass production if anyone still has a batch of Christmas cards to make. If you haven’t been reminded lately, there are only 10 days to go!!!!