A friend of mine has a birthday this week, so I decided to make a special card for her. I found this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.com on making a lever card, and thought that would be perfect!
I cut & scored my card base & inside pieces from a light green cardstock, and adhered the inside to the card base, as per the instructions. Then I cut my patterned paper pieces, from a 12x12" sheet by Me and My Big Ideas. I did have to adjust the widths of the pieces, because I found the measurements given in the tutorial were off by 1/8". But it was no big deal, once I figured out what was going on.
For the focal panel on the "lever" portion, I stamped the cake & candles from Essentials by Ellen's "Wish Big" set. I colored them with my Prismacolor colored pencils, and cut them with the coordinating "Wish Big" dies. I glued the candles to the cake, and then glued that to a label I'd cut with a die from the Sizzix/Tim Holtz "Labels" set. I stamped the greeting, also from "Wish Big," under the cake, inked the edges of the label with Worn Lipstick Distress ink, and adhered the panel in place.
|Card opened up. I forgot to photograph the card before I wrote my message, so I blurred that out.|
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Live Love Cards August Challenge: "Birthday Cards"
Craft Your Passion Challenges #326: "Anything Goes"