We’re having a huge celebration over at Cupcake Inspirations because it is our 500th Challenge! In honour of the occasion we chose the theme of Birthday Celebration, so now is a great time to catch up on making birthday cards. Plus we have 13 sponsors offering 16 prizes between them for a total value of over $200! The team (myself included) have been very busy preparing as we’re sharing inspiration daily throughout the challenge in order to feature each of the fabulous sponsors, so we hope you’ll check back for those too. For today’s feature post we’re highlighting Rachel Vass Designs, who are offering two digital designs of the winner’s choice as a prize.
I used Circle Lotus. I printed it directly onto my card base, and then coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. I kept it simple because of my wrist injury, so I just did flat colouring rather than adding shading. I worked one colour at a time, starting with one shade of green and continuing until the entire image was coloured.
I decided to turn this into an eclipse card. In order to do this I had to die cut directly into my colouring. I used a retired hooray die from MFT. I cut it through the card base making sure to keep all the positive and negative pieces. I then cut it again from some pink card. I put a panel of white card on the inside of my card base behind where the word had been cut. The panel had double sided tape on it which meant it had stuck to the card base and also left a sticky area on the open portion of the word window. I laid one of the pink words die cuts into the opening then I could place the negative portions of the coloured die cuts into those openings.
I added a second pink die cut word on top of the first to increase the dimension. I considered adding more layers of the word but decided against it so that I wouldn’t have to use my wrist so much as it’s still painful. I use my glue pen to put glue on to the top surface of the pink word and then adhered the coloured in version of the word die cut into place. All that was left to do was fold and crease the card base and the card was completed.
I hope this inspires you to come and play along with our challenge. Again, we have a lot of prizes up for grabs if you come and play along. You can find further inspiration from the rest of the team over on the launch post, reminder post, or any of the feature posts (Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10 and today’s Day 11), or directly on their blogs via the links below. Plus we’ll be sharing each day throughout the rest of the challenge to further inspire you. I hope you’ll join us!
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Classic Design Challenge – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Birthday Celebration
Die Cut Divas – Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Beautiful Botanicals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes
Spectrum Noir Challenge – Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – All About Occasions
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)