The Greetery Birthday Banner Card

Hey, hi! I have a post up on The Greetery’s blog today showcasing a mix of products, old and new, and one with a twist, and thought I would share it here as well!

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I’m loving spare looking cards lately, so I wanted to keep this one on the Clean & Simple side to satisfy that “itch”. I began by die cutting the Brick Layer Die twice in different positions from a piece of white cardstock, but instead of popping out the die cut pieces, I put adhesive on the back to keep them all in place.

I’m also still drooling over the flowers in the Print Shop: Floral Frame stamp and die set that was released recently and wanted to use them on this card. I used Altenew Crisp Dye ink in Pink Pearl and Coral Bliss for the layers of the blooms, then Frayed Leaf mixed with Misty Morning for the base color on the leaves and Forest Glade and Cloudy Sky for the detail layer.

Next, I used the Banner & Bough stencil to ink blend the birthday banner with Misty Morning ink.

The banner stencil is part of last winter’s holiday release and has a selection of holiday-themed sentiments that match the curves of the banner. Wanting a birthday card though, I didn’t let that little detail stop me!

I selected one of the sentiments from the Sentiment Suite: Birthday stamp set, cut it in half and used the MISTI to position each word correctly on the die cut banner. I stamped with Versafine Onyx black ink and heat set with clear embossing powder.

I arranged the pieces of stamped die cuts until I was happy with the balance of the design, then covered them with a small piece of Glad Press-N-Seal to keep them together and in position, then adhered them to the die cut/embossed background cardstock with GinaK Connect Glue.

I love the technique of impressing onto cardstock using dies, instead of die cutting, because of the crisp, defined look it gives; like a monochromatic, white on white textured background that allows the simple, pale colors on top to pop with freshness and a lovely delicate vibe.

Thank you for stopping by today and please come again tomorrow for another post that I’ll be sharing then! Have a wonderful Friday!


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