Monday, February 7, 2022

"Let's Party" Birthday Card for Amazing Paper Grace

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Our sweet little granddaughter is turning five already. She's enamored by huge animals like dinosaurs, crocodiles, and hippos, so I just couldn't resist pulling out this fun paper with an adorable birthday croc. She's also quite girly, so I'm featuring flowers die cut with the beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms set (S4-1163) from the Classically Becca Collection. These beautiful blossoms add a sweet feminine touch that works so well with this darling clean and simple birthday card.

To add texture to the layers, I die cut the green and red cardstock frames using the Fluted Classics Rectangles Dies (S5-475) from the Fluted Classics Collection

When I think of Becca's Amazing Paper Grace designs, I picture elegant feminine grace. If you've been following my work with her dies, you have seen some of her designs take on a more grungy and shabby chic feel. Today I'm taking yet another twist to show you how perfect they can be for a clean and simple card for a child. There are so many amazing ways to use these fabulous dies!

I appreciate all styles of paper crafting and while I don't typically create in the clean and simple style, it just seemed right to create a darling birthday card for our granddaughter.

Tips and Techniques
Here's a close-up of these sweet blossoms. They're die cut from red cardstock, then shaped. I've used two sets of petals for each blossom. Each one is centered with a green flatback pearl and the two larger flowers also have stamen die cut from green cardstock. This beautiful die set includes these two styles of flowers in a variety of sizes including these tiny blossoms. 

The green and red layers framing the focal image are die cut with Fluted Classics Rectangles Dies. Don't you think this fluted design is a perfect complement to the fun birthday croc image?

The balloons and flower embellished gift are popped up with foam squares and foam tape. The numeral 5 was a white cardstock sticker that I colored with a black marker to pop against the colorful bunch of balloons.

The dots and slits in this fluted die cut design allow you to see through to the next layer just a tiny bit, so I backed the red layer with a sheet of black cardstock to give a shadowed effect to the design, rather than a hint of bright white used for the card base. 

Amazing Paper Grace Dies:

Jillibean Soup ~ Souper Celebration
Cardstock: Green; Red

Faber Castell ~ Pitt Artist Pen - Big Brush, Black

Jillibean Soup ~ Souper Celebration - Label Stickers
Jillibean Soup  ~ Souper Celebration - Pea Pods Die Cut Embellishments
Flatback Pearls: Green

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares
Double Sided Tape ~ 1/4" 
Scotch ~ Quick Dry Adhesive
Beacon ~ 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Beacon ~ Fabri-Tac
Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
Foam Tape ~ 1/4"

Spellbinders ~ Platinum 6

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