Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunny Birthday Flip Card

Don't you love making flip cards now that Stampin'Up! has made the Thinlits to die-cut them?  It's so easy to do them now that you don't have to get out your ruler,  Exacto knife, cutting mat, pattern, etc, etc.  I always loved the look, but they just took too much time to put together.  Today's card is one of my favorite birthday cards.  Hope you like it too.

 Stamps:  Sketched Birthday, and Really Good Greetings
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo pads, and Island Indigo marker
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, with Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot with Label Card Thinlits, White Chalk Marker, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, AquaPainter,  2-Way Glue Pen, and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
I used cardstock measuring 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" for the card base.  The extra end of the cardstock is tucked over the Thinlit while it is being cut.  This way you get a slight line for folding another whole flap on the card.  I love when you end up with an easy tri-fold card this way.

The card base is Daffodil Delight, so it's very bright and happy looking.  The Gingham Garden DSP is a perfect match for the card.  I thought the front of the card needed some attention, so I added a strip of the pretty Washi Tape and then added stitch lines with the White Chalk Marker.  Doesn't it show up nicely on the Daffodil cardstock?

The slice of cake was colored in with an AquaPainter and coordinating ink colors.  I added a bit of sparkle on the decorative frosting on the cake edge and the candle flame.  I also continued with the stitching line around the white layer using the Island Indigo marker to frame it in a little.

Hope you like today's card idea.  I didn't get outside to get pictures of the playscape like I had planned  because it started raining yesterday.  Maybe tomorrow - we'll see how the weather goes.  Sure can't get it finished if the weather won't cooperate.  Thanks for stopping by today.      Sharon

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