Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Card Swap-"Sprinkled with Fun!"

Good day to you all, I have a card to share with you today. I am meeting with my card swap group on Wed. and our theme for the month of January was Birthday cards.  I love it because my Birthday is in January on the 19th to be exact.  

I made my card with my new Christmas present a Cricut Explore Air! I am still learning all the tricks to it, but it has been fun so far.  

This picture shows both the outside and inside of my cards. I don't normally put anything on the inside so that the ladies I swap with can put what they want inside when they give it to someone. But the outside doesn't actually say "Happy Birthday" so I wanted to put it inside. 

I used the Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge for the sentiment and the cupcake is from the
 Once Upon a Princess cartridge.   I used Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks for all of the shading on my paper.   The background is from a We R Memory Keepers Chevron Embossing folder that I used in my Cuttlebug.  I used my ATG Gun and the Tombow Mono Multi Glue for adhesive except for the cupcake which is popped up with some Mounting Foam.  I used Multi Medium Matte to adhere the sequins that came from Pretty Pink Posh.  To add some shimmer I used the Clear Wink of Stella brush pen on the words and cupcake. I also used some Diamond Stickles on the cupcake sprinkles. 

Here are some close-ups of the front of my card and the inside sentiment. 

Thank you so much for taking a look at my work. I hope you like it and that it inspires you to create some fun Birthday cards to share also. 

Happy Crafting!


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