Friday, August 12, 2016

Birthday Garland

A few of the girls in my cardmaking group were doing these cards and I thought they looked so cute and would be a quick card to make.  You start with a 4" square of paper, cut it diagonally and put them in the corners of an A2 size card. (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) That leaves you a middle section to add whatever you wanted.  I laid down the sentiment die to see if it would fit and I liked the fit, just thought it needed a little extra, so I used my Tim Holtz spritzer and a distress marker to add a bit of splatters to the background, added my sentiment. Felt it still needed an extra something so I added the sequins.  Thought it still needed a little extra something so I made a frame using my two largest spellbinders rectangle dies.


Isn't it funny how you can see someone else make a clean and simple card and think that is cute and then you go to make one and it just doesn't seem right that it needs something more, I think the frame just gives it a little extra.

Memory Box -- Happy Birthday garland die
Sequins -- Iced Silver
Spellbinders -- A2 Matting basics A dies for frame
Tim Holtz -- spritzer tool and distress marker

We are back to the HOT, HUMID days again.  Woke up at 6:00 am this morning with 79 degrees and so humid that all the windows were wet from the thick humidity, couldn't see out, the sun is starting to melt it now.  Sounds like a day to get things done inside.  Hope you have a good and safe weekend.

Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by today,

Connie

13 comments:

Hussena said...

Sch a lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing the technique. Might have to give it a try!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Heidi Stamps said...

Oh yeah, this is a great way to make a fun layout. I am definitely going to try it. I really like the frame! TFS!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh that is a cute design, love how it splits the card! That die cut is sooooo pretty, really shines with this design!

Darlene said...

Simply perfect Connie! You are such an enabler! LOL ... adding that birthday die to my wishlist as we speak! LOL! Yes very hot, humid and miserable here too ... enough already!!!! Try to enjoy your weekend!

April said...

Cute and cheery birthday card! The sequins add a lot.

Janice said...

Love your card Connie, what a great idea, and I love your birthday die.
I struggle sometimes with CAS cards, I always feel I should be adding something, then something more, so I had to chuckle reading your post :-))

Christine said...

I like this lay out so much!
Thanks for sharing how you created it!
I know what you mean about the way another's work looks but when you try it , something different emerges!
Have a happy weekend!

Donna Ellis said...

Adding another die to my wish list! Beautiful card, Connie!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I know what you mean about creating something that you've seen and then adding more to it...I do that a lot {{smiles}} You are simply making it your own, dear friend. Your card is delightful!

Have a blessed weekend. Love and hugs!

Debbie said...

i like it just the way it is!! don't be so hard on yourself, it's beautiful!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Another good one Connie and perfect colour too - pink is always a great colour - my favourite!

Hope the hot, humid days go away soon!

All the best Jan

Oliva Ohlson said...

Lovely card! I love the spritzing technique!
BTW...I too tweak someone else's creation. Even if try to make it exactly the same as the original, I always add my own touch!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I like how this turned out, and interesting that you started with a square. I know what you mean about other peoples' CAS cards looking great, but not feeling quite right about it yourself. I like the addition of the frame. You sound like me.