Paper Craft

6th Birthday Card

My new job starts in 2 days!!!!! Very excited!!!

But enough about me… My niece’s 6th birhtday is very soon (such a shame that it is so close to Christmas 😦 but that’s not her fault!) I decided that I don’t do enough ‘age’ cards, so I made my mind up to do one.

I really hate winter (I know lots of people love the winter because it makes them think of Christmas, but it just makes me cold & tired & depressed) so I wanted to give her card a bright colour palette to shake off winter blues. I had wanted to get her a lovely book I enjoyed about an elephant and a boy travelling in India, but when I looked on the internet it was out of print and only available from collectors for vast sums!!!! So I found a lovely book about Indian children’s tales that had a moral to each short story & thought she would enjoy reading & looking at the pictures in that just as much.

Because of the book and the summer colour palette there was only one thing I could do – break out my trusty Stampin’ Up Paisley Party Stampin’ Around wheel! I found a wood mounted decorated elephant stamp and stamped that onto some super smooth white card. I cut a rectangle around it with my guillotine and then coloured it in with my Promarkers Summer 2012 Limited Edition set and cool greys. I stamped a ‘6’ in black ink and then ran my Paisley Party Stampin’ Around wheel over it, then inked it with Distress Ink ‘Mowed Lawn’. When the ink had dried I cut out the 6.

Next I used my guillotine to cut about 1/3 off the front of a square white base card. Then I stamped the front of the card with Artemo clear paisley stamps in black ink. I used Distress Ink in ‘Picked Raspberry’ (Ranger) to colour the front of the card, masking the back with Post-It notes. Next I used Post-It notes to mask off the inside of the card and inked the exposed section in ‘Squeezed Lemonade’.

close up of front of card
close up of front of card

Last but not least I glued the back of the 6 and stuck it to the front of the card, then I glued the back of part of the elephant and stuck it very carefully over the edge of the front.

Elephant birthday card

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