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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Swirly Scribbles, Balloon Adventures, Birthday Card

I was looking for a quick and easy card to make and I found this card on Pinterest.  You can see the original here.  I thought it would be a lot quicker than it looked. Not that it took a lot of time but it took more time than I had expected. Not all simple looking cards are quick!

To make this card I took a folded half sheet of Whisper White cardstock.  Then I cut a layer of Island Indigo cardstock and cut it to 4" x 5-1/4". Next I cut a piece of Island Indigo decorative paper from the 12" x 12" stack. It measured 3-1/4" x 5-1/4".  

I die cut the "waves" using the "Swirly Scribbles" thinlits on a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-3/4" x 5".  I took the bottom of the piece and taped it to the decorative paper.  Then I took the "waves" and glued them in place. I use the gluing method of taking a piece of waxed paper and adding glue to it.  Then I fold the waxed paper in half and use the bone folder to smooth it out.  I open the waxed paper and set the piece on top of the glue.  Then I take another piece of waxed paper and press it on top to get the glue to transfer to the piece.  I remove the top waxed paper and fold back the bottom piece of waxed paper so the die cut piece kind of pops up.  Grab and edge and pull it gently off the glued waxed paper.  I set the "waves" in place on top of the decorative paper and lined it up with the edge of the taped piece.  

Then I taped the top piece and set it in place, making sure to butt it up to the top of the "wave".  I stamped the words from the "Balloon Adventures" set and that was it.

When I started to make the card I thought the decorative paper was cut 4" x 5-1/4" but once I set it on the base of the card I could see that something wasn't right.  That's when the super quick card wasn't as quick as I thought it was going to be. But all in all it was still quick!
I do like how it turned out!!

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PJ said...

Very nice card. Love the layers and simplicity.

GAZ said...

I really like this card. Thanks for sharing all the measurements for making it! GlendaJ