Sunday, August 19, 2018

Star Blast Birthday Greetings Easel card

I needed a birthday card for our oldest Grandson who is now working and in college.  Oh my where has the time gone? Lol
For this card I carefully chose some fun colors to make it a cheerful one.  I started by making an Easel card base in white and covered the front in a recollections teal cardstock. After scoring the center for the Easel mechanism I then decided to run the whole card front thru my Darice Chevron embossing folder.  I then went over the score line once again and creased for the Easel base.
I took a piece of mirror cardstock and cut it the full size of the card front, I then took my star blast die and cut it twice, once at the top and then once at the bottom.  I layered a couple of colors of orange cardstock behind it and attached it to the card base only below the fold line.  I layered a lighter orange pattern paper over the center mirrored piece leaving a slight shiny border around the edges.  I then took an acetate oval sentiment from HOTP Cardmaker's Birthday Clear & Frosted overlays book and placed it over a scrap of the matching orange cardstock only adhering under the bottom blue colored section.  I then used a stitched rectangle die to cut through both pieces attaching the acetate even more with the stitching. I added that to the center of the card.  I took three of the small stars that were evacuated from the main die cutting and colored them orange with a sharpie marker, so cute.... they look like custom star brads.
For the inside I covered the entire inside with matching designer paper.  I used a sentiment block from HOTP Cardmaker's Instant Card Art Book, I backed it with another scrap of matching teal cardstock.  I popped up on foam squares to act as a stopper for the Easel mechanism.  I added a couple of evacuated stars to the sentiment block this time leaving them silver to match the front.
I made an envelope for this card on my WRMK 123 punchboard using designer paper from Recollection's Neon & Kraft Paper Pad.

It is very hard to get good photos of this card because of the reflections from the mirror card and the acetate sentiment.

I will be entering into these fun challenges:
Die Cuttin Divas Ch #382 ~ Birthday Wishes
DiesRUs Challenge #103 - You are a STAR!
Always Happy Birthday August Challenge: Birthday Anything Goes
Jo  FFC #247 Always Anything Goes
HIMCR #366 - Use Die Cuts!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see what I am making.


Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous birthday card Eva! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘You are a STAR!’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful design for a birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
Kathy DRU DT

mum of two said...

Fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Gloria said...

What a super awesome card and I'm sure your grandson is going to love it:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Diane said...

Awesome card and design! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dirs R us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}