Tuesday, June 12, 2012


So many birthdays among our family and friends during the months of May and June...and that leads to lots of get-togethers, lunches, and parties to celebrate. So it's no wonder I have birthday cards on the brain this time of year.

Today I have another frilly and feminine birthday card to share. Once again, it has a fancy edge treatment along the bottom that I duplicated up further on the front of the card.

A note about delicate punched edges: This particular punch makes a wonderful edge treatment, but it can also make the edges very delicate when standing the card on edge. Though I often prefer to use the heavier cardstocks (some stores call these "double weight"), this particular punch won't go through the extra thick cardstock. So to make sure the weight of the embellishments on the front didn't "collapse" the pretty punched edge, I applied clear German glass glitter to the bottom edge, also. The Glossy Accents and the subtle glitter layer give this edge a nice, firm base.

I laid eyelash fiber beneath the shabby fabric flower, then layered a round of lace and a bright pink flower on top...the sentiment tag sits inside a Tim Holtz memo pin with added spacers and pearl...

 The same punch used for the bottom edge was used on a piece of black cardstock beneath the white lace...and some clear German glass glitter over it blends it into the gray patterned papers...

A view of the inside...

Patterned papers: Echo Park Be Mine collection (grey dot); BasicGrey Out of Print collection (pink)
Chipboard flourish: Spellbinders Floral Flourish die      Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Edge Punches: Martha Stewart Beaded Arcs & Doily Lace      Tim Holtz Memo Pin (embellished with spacers and pearl)
Cotton laces & fabric flowers: local craft stores      Pearls: Recollections
Miscellaneous: Clear fine German glass glitter, eyelash fibers

I'll be back next with another masculine birthday card.  Thanks for visiting!

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