Sunday, October 28, 2012

CAS-ual Friday CFC76


 
As part of this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge, I wanted to post a card I made for my boss for her birthday. Her favorite season is fall (which is fitting since her birthday falls in October) so I wanted to incorporate autumn colors into the card. I used kraft cardstock for the base and die-cut the Happy die from Papertrey Ink’s Movers and Shakers Poppers Die collection.
 

Behind the letters, I used strips of tape adhesive and lined them up vertically along the width of the card. For each strip, I sprinkled on some glitter from Martha Stewart’s glitter collection using the greens, yellows, oranges, and reds. I then stamped “birthday” from PTI’s Framed Stamp Set in Stampin’ Up’s Pumpkin Pie all along the bottom of the card. To keep the glitter from getting all over the place, I adhered some acetate paper behind the front base of the card.

The card still looked a little plan to me so I embellished it with SU’s Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon. Here’s a tip, to keep the ribbon from moving around, I adhered a little sticky dot right behind the knot J 
Here's another card using a similar technique with the glitter.  However, I cut out Happy Birthday from my Cricut machine using the Don Juan cartridge.
 
 
If you couldn't already tell, I like sparkly things.  Especially Martha Stewart's Glitter collection...

Alrightee, enjoy! Til next time…