A Birthday with Swirls

I really like using this Karen Burniston Swirls pattern plate die with background papers that I made with Nuvo Shimmer Powders.

A thin cursive “Happy Birthday” in black doesn’t overpower the swirls.

The swirls die-cut is 4 ¼ inches x 5 ½ inches. So I cut rectangles of orange (4 ¼ inches x 5 ½ inches), blue (4 ½ inches x5 ¾ inches) and yellow (4 ¾ inches x 6 ¼ inches) to back and mat the swirls. Glue was used to adhere all pieces of this card together.

To add additional interest to the card, I covered the orange, blue and yellow paper with Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss.

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SUPPLIES:

Dies

Papers

Color Pigments

Miscellaneous

12 Days of Christmas Trees – Day 4

Each day for 12 days, I will be showing card variations made with Karen Burniston’s Christmas Tree Pop-up die.  I recommend watching her assembly video before attempting to cut and assemble the pop-up tree.

For all of these cards I started with an A7 size card base (10 x 6 ½ inches), but because my die cutting machine can only accommodate 6-inch-wide pieces of paper, I had to trim the cards down to 10 x 6 inches.

Day 4 – Snowy Day

Snowy Day-Front

Inspiration for this card came on a very hot summer day.  I have had the blue snowy paper (Me & My BIG Idea CDCX-340) for many years. The little bit of sparkle to the dots of snow is fun and when doubled up forms a stiff card base.  The die-cut snow flakes come from a set from Dies by Chloe snowflakes die set From Die Cutting Essentials issue 45.

Snowy Day-inside

The snowy swirls on the tree came from an older Karen Burniston die set called Merry Christmas Pop-up from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  All of the snowflakes were cut from white card stock that had been adhered to a 6 x 6 inch sheet of double-sided tape before being die cut.

Snowy Day-cu-inside

I added some glitter drops to the tree. and snowflakes for that extra sparkle that don’t show up well in the photos.

Follow the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas Trees with a new post tomorrow.

Day 1 – Give Joy -Plaid

Day 2 – Home for the Holidays-Village

Day 3 – Holly Joy

Day 4 – Snowy Day

Day 5 – Give Joy – Holly

Day 6 – Gingerbread Joy

Day 7 – Home for the Holidays-Joy to the World

Day 8 – Nutcracker Greetings

Day 9 – Plaid Joy

Day 10 – Home for the Holidays-Let It Snow

Day 11 – White Christmas

Day 12 – Home for the Holidays-Peace and Joy

Bonus Day – Tropical Christmas

Click Here for video of all 12 trees

SUPPLIES USED:

Dies

Stamps & Ink (on envelope)

Paper

Miscellaneous