This is just one card I made using my Alice - Queen for the day!
Birthday card clip art kit available at my Etsy shop (cathiesparties).
I started with a patterned card blank that I've never used before and I wasn't even sure if I would keep them or sell as destash. The color and graphic design seemed to be a good match for this particular clip art card project.
Instead of using it as a plain folded card, I decided to turn it into a gate folded card. This was easy to do since it was already a folded card. I simply opened it up and scored a paralell line on either side of the score that already divided the card in half. Each score mark was half way from the edge of the card to the original score in the center. As shown in the following photo.
I used a dry embossing tool to make score lines on a Martha S. Score board.
Next I cut a piece of black cardstock to fit the center of the card (between the two score lines I just made). I glued them in place using my GLUE GLIDER (tm) PRO (double sided adhesive).
Using a Tim Holtz Die,
I cut a top note from pink cardstock that was previously embossed using a Birthday Sentiment embossing folder. You can fairly see the raised embossed design in the photo below.
Next I added a strip of pink cardstock on either side of the black.
Now it was time to embellish. I added my own clip art pics, sentiments, and flowers from my cathiesparties etsy shop kit. I also inked a couple of crowns stamps & embossed with gold embossing powder to add to the top of the sentiments on either side of the card. The birthday cake was an inked image I had in my stash so I colored it with gel pens & added it too! I also punched a couple of tiny folk art hearts & popped them off the card using tiny pop dots. I hand penned a dot & dash pattern around the sentiments - using pink ink on the (left inside) sentiment, black on the (right inside) sentiment.
On the front of the card I used one of the rosettes from my kit, along with a decorative border strip in pink & a bit of black satin ribbon.
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