Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Letter Board Birthday Card


This card was created for my 6-year old son's friend (as per my son's request), and to join Sugar Pea Designs blog challenge.

I am using the Sugar Pea Designs Message Letter Board die. I die cut a red felt. I have to add a metal shim to be able to cut the felt with the board die. I die cut the letters using a 110lb Bazzil Taffy cardstock. I die cut the letters a couple of times to complete the message, and at the same time, stack them on top of each other to create a chipboard-like letter embellishment. I die cut all the letters. I did not want to separate the letter dies apart for fear of losing a letter of the alphabet. I kept the extra die cut letters in a storage box for future use. 

I adhered the letters on the message board with liquid adhesive. I applied an acrylic block on top of the letters while the glue is drying. A glue gun will be the best adhesive for felt but with the intricate letters, a glue gun will be a hot mess for me. Thankfully, the liquid adhesive worked.

I heat embossed a balloon from SP Birthday Balloons on a cream cardstock. I used Wow! Gold Pearl embossing powder. I don't have the matching die for this stamp (I wish I did!), so I fussy cut the image. I tied a gold DMC floss to the balloon which is the most challenging step for me in this card. The bow would not stay still despite applying liquid adhesive to the floss! After I got this done, I taped the tip of the gold floss to the back of the balloon. I adhered the balloon to the letter board using foam adhesive. I adhered the gold floss to the felt. I added star sequins to tie up with the balloon design.

I adhered the letter board to a top folding A2 white note card with a fun foam on the back of the letter board for additional dimension. I colored the letters with Spetrum Noir clear shimmer pen, then I added Nuvo Periwinkle Jewel Drops to the letters for added dimension.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Such a fun card! Your design is really clever! Thanks for joining us this month at SPD MIU Challenge!