Filigree Friday Birthday Card
If only there were more time :-) I would love to have more time to create, but for the moment I am trying to be content with the time that I have to create!
This is a birthday card with a distinctly fall theme, oh yeah, and I also *had* to play (I mean use) the Spellbinders dies that my friend Lucy let me borrow. Oh, and I have to tell you they are addicting! I tried several of the dies that Lucy had (and bless her she has so many of them, and she let me borrow her entire collection and her cuttlebug for almost 2 weeks!! and another addiction was born)
So, for this card I was inspired during one of my blog walks (that is what I call it when I start out reviewing the posts on my blog roll and then end up following one link after another and end up someplace new... Unfortunately, I didn't save the picture, but made a sketch and then this card was born :-)
I cut a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper in half (I chose one with no design because I knew I would be decorating it, but a nice decorative scrapbook paper would look great!)
I folded the paper into thirds at 4" and 8"
Next I lightly drew lines for the cake layers at approximately 2.5" and 4" and cut the layers of the cake - Yum!
The next part was pure fun, I used my Martha border punches and fun paper and created the cake decorations. I folded them around the layers so they would be visible when the card was open or closed. The "Happy Birthday" is also a Martha punch.
The circle scallops are Spellbinders dies, I used various sizes and added lots of bling.
On the tallest panel, I added a scallop flower. I cut 3 different scallop circles and then made several cuts, like I would for fringed flowers, and layered them.
The quilled element uses multiple quilling strips, I don't know that this has a name. I grabbed a bunch of quilling strips in autumn colors and glued them in the center. To create this look, I then started at one end and gently pulled the strips to create the bowed shape. When it was something I was happy with, I glued that end and then curled the ends.
I placed the scallop, fringed flower in the center and added mini flowers on the curled ends (these are the cast offs from the flower border punch I used). I also added the pine branch punch (this is a newly acquired punch and will definitely be making an appearance in my Christmas designs - too fun!).
I took these pictures at home and missed the final version of this card... just as we were ready to leave, I took a final look and added a rhinestone to the scallop, fringed flower and off we went.
I hope that you enjoyed this card and would love to see your creations!
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