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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Birthday Card

I loved the look of this "Happy Birthday" Thinlit but pieces were not getting cut out nicely until I discovered to put waxed paper between the card stock and the die.  Then I liked it more.  But I didn't like trying to get it to stick to the paper. I find that the double sided sticky sheets are a bit expensive so I shelved the words for a while.  Then the other day it dawned on me (did you see it get brighter in the north?  That was me with my bright idea!!! LOL).  I poured some of the fine tip pen glue in a mister bottle and thought I would give it a try. All would be out would be some words, a bit of glue, maybe a mister bottle and a little bit of my time.  I thought it was worth a try.  

The base of this card is a folded half sheet of Whisper White card stock.  Then I cut a 3-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Tangerine Tango card stock.  On top of that I taped a piece of 3-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White.  I set the two layers in place but I didn't tape them down.  I wanted to see where to put the flowers.  

The flowers are from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" set.  I used Pumpkin Pie for the solid part of the flower and Tangerine Tango for the outline.  I used Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.  After I stamped those I taped the word panel in place.  Then I took a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock and die cut the words.  I sprayed the back of them with the mister bottle of glue and set them in place.  I set something heavy on top for a few minutes for the glue to set up.  Now I'm THRILLED with this die.  I can not only cut it cleanly but I can glue it all down in a very short time and have all surfaces covered!!!  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

I didn't come up with this layout, I found it on the net, it was made by Conibaer. The site is in German and so was the video on how to make the card.  I don't understand German but it was easy to follow. You can see that video here.

Thank you SO very much for visiting today,

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