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Sunday, August 30, 2015

A Sparkly Season Birthday Card

I'm excited to share this card with you today.  My sister had brought over a birthday cake layered card that I thought would be fun to remake.  The only thing was, it was done a while ago and all the items on it are retired.  Not that we can't use our imaginations and our current resources and redo it!  Like I just did today.  
When I saw this ballerina, I knew what I wanted to do with it.  This cake card came to mind.  I did struggle a little with it because I was just going to use the ballerina only and not the globe look.  But after stamping just the ballerina on the card stock I didn't like what I saw.  So I decided to use the globe and I'm glad I did. This is such a great card for a little girl, or for someone who LOVES ballerinas!
There's 3 pieces to the cake and they fold opposite of each other when assembled.  The measurements for this cake (which are different than the ones I saw on the original card due to the length of the ballerina.  You can adjust your cake pieces to the length of your focal item.  I just made sure the next two layers looked like they were in proportion to the rest of the cake.  So, for my pieces I cut the following out of decorative paper, 4-3/4" x 3/4", 6" x 2-1/2", and  8" x 1-3/4".   For the base of the cake use the 8" piece and fold it in half, but keep in mind which design you want on the bottom.  For the center piece use the 6" piece and fold it in half.  Again, you need to pay attention to the design you want.  If there is words on the decorative paper you will also need to pay attention to their orientation.  This piece will be added with the fold on the right side.  And for the top piece you will fold that piece in half and the paper (on my card) has the same side showing as the bottom layer of the cake.  

Once I had those pieces folded I used a corner rounder on the top corners of all three pieces.  I set them aside to work on the globe.  I stamped the globe and then the ballerina. I cut it out with the die that is in the "Seasonal Frames" Thinlits dies.  I colored in the ballerina and then I stamped the dots using VersaMark and some Heat and Stick powder.  I stamped the base of the globe and cut it out by hand, no die for that one.  

So to assemble my card, I first took a 1/4 sheet of Whisper White card stock for the base.  Then I took a piece of Pink Pirouette and added some texture with an embossing folder and I attached it to the base of the card. I glued my piece on because I think it holds better on textured pieces than tape does.  Then I took the base of the cake piece and I also glued that piece on, only because it was going on top of a textured piece. The bottom and side edges of the bottom of the cake piece needs to line up with the textured piece. Next I took the center piece and centered it on the opened cake bottom piece. Make sure this piece opens from left to right.  I left it that piece open and then taped the cake top piece on the inside of the center piece. I added the globe base to the inside of the top layer.  I also added a scalloped circle with the words that I had printed from my computer.  Then I folded the cake pieces shut and lined up the ballerina globe piece and glued it in place.  A bow was added to the base layer of the cake and the card was done.  It sounds a lot more complicated than it is.  I cut my pieces out of scrap copier paper first so I could better understand how to assemble them.  It was a very fun card to make and I could see myself making more in the future!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Mary said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

Mandy said...

Thanks so much for sharing the details of your adorable card!