Sunday, May 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Tunnel Card

This week was my mom’s 89th birthday.  It was a bit difficult for her because my father has recently been moved out of the house for physical therapy and will then be placed in a care facility due to his health.  A few tears were shed by all despite the joy of the celebration.  Since I live so far away, I could not be there but made this special card for her.

The card base is yellow and I added a layer of decorative paper to the front.  The top and bottom glitter borders were created using the Glitter Masking technique with a candle border punch and Ocean and Pretty Princess glitters.  Note that the Ocean glitter is semi-transparent so it looked more green on top of the yellow cardstock.  To avoid this, place your tape on a white piece of cardstock to create the border and then adhere this to the card front.
The Happy Birthday was die cut from a piece of white cardstock covered with a Super Adhesive sheet, using Memory Box’s Happy Birthday Extravaganza die.  The protective layer was removed and Cloud Nine Velvet glitter was added before adding to the card front.

For the inside I used a piece of blue cardstock and created a tunnel card.  I used Spellbinders’ Gold Labels Four to cut the center window and then used a slightly smaller Label Four die to cut a window from a pink piece and layered this behind the window after I embossed the blue piece.  I trimmed about 1/4" from each side before adhering to the inside to allow room for a strip of 1/8” Tear-ific Tape on each side.  This was covered with Pretty Princess Glitter.

I stamped and colored the sweet Birthday Friends and then fussy cut them and added them to the sides of the window.  I used a glue pen to add Ocean and Pretty Princess glitter to the hats, blowers, and cake.  The sentiment from the Happy Birthday set was stamped with Memento Rose Bud ink, die cut with a Labels Four die, and adhered to the center.
I hope this card added a little cheer to her day.
E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #18 – Birthdays/Celebrations (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday May Challenge 87: Anything goes with a twist ... Add Some Texture
Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog LTSCB #54 - Anything Goes!
MAWTT Challenge - Texture
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Take Your Pick (Product Theme - Use glitter)
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #198 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE300 – "Anything Goes"


Rahmat said...

Wow! so many lovely details, I like the embossed inside, very nice indeed. Thanks you for joining us ATSM.

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE this festive card for your mom, Marie. She will feel the happiness and celebratory elements, too! The inside is perfect - those images found their place, didn't they? Happy 89th to your mom! I have enjoyed skyping with you. xo

Heather said...

A gorgeous Birthday card Marie, a lovely design and such pretty colours, I love the multi-coloured patterns the candles with a fabulous die-cut sentiment. Your inner is beautiful embossed and a beautifully colour fun image!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a creative card Marie. Love the tunnel, and all the sparkly detail. Super cute.

Anne Temple said...

Love this stamp set with this fun fold. I know your mom loved it too. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

Karen Mead said...

Your card is gorgeous and I hope your mum loved it! Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM xx

Janice said...

What a super card, a fantastic shape and design. Great use of dies and embossing, I bet your Mom was thrilled with it. Glad she had a good birthday, I can understand the tears, it must be hard for her, thanks for playing at MAWTT, Jx

Lori Kobular said...

Love this fun birthday card!! The inside is my favorite part! I am sure your Mom will love it!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #18!

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Dana said...

Awesome card!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!