Monday, 23 June 2014

Pinterest Inspired Happy Birthday


For those of you who follow MASKerade and my Pinterest inspiration board, this card will come as no surprise. In fact, you're probably wondering what took me so long, right?

I made this card for last week's CASology DT Feature:


and then I found this on Pinterest (ignore the words, I was attracted to the design):

The New Pornographers  by steven wilson, via Behance

For those of you interested, here's a how I did these inlaid die cuts - I'm sure there are many other ways, but I've found this works pretty well.

1) Cut white panel. Die cut HAPPY and remove it.
2) Die Cut HAPPY in black.
3) Lay double-sided (I use Sookwang) tape across the back of the opening. This creates a sticky 'nest' for your black die cut to sit in and also keeps all the tiny white bits stuck down.
4) Lay the black HAPPY into the white panel
5) This depends on whether your letter centres (for A and PP in this case) are still in the die cut or if they fell out. If they're still in the die cut, lay the white die cut over the black one and use a paper piercer to poke them into the spot. If they fell out, just place them in with your fingers
6) Turn the panel over and burnish it (rub it) with a bone folder. This makes sure that everything's stuck in there really well.
7) Repeat with the other HAPPY.
8) Take the release paper off the double-sided tape and adhere your panel to a sheet of computer paper. This will hold everything together when you cut the BIRTHDAY.
9) Repeat 1-6 with the BIRTHDAY die. This time, though, I coloured the white die cut from step 1 and laid it back in in step 4. Try harder than I did to get your rainbow colours in the right order, though!
10)Trim excess computer paper and make your card.

ETA: Papertrey for the Happy Die and Clearly Besotted for the birthday die.



17 comments:

Joyce said...

This is just fabulous. And, thanks for the tutorial.

Shona Chambers said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Can imagine it would have been a bit fiddly but so totally worth it. The rainbow 'birthday' certainly pops against the black and white. Its perfect!

Lynn said...

Truly two fabulous cards. Love them both!

Shelly said...

AWESOME card! Love it!

Sheila H said...

Your trademark graphic design is so bold and dynamic. I love the contrast between the fonts. The colors pop. Thanks for walking us through your creative process :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a brilliant inspired card!!

Sue McRae said...

What a great design and thanks for sharing the cutting tips!

Happy Dance said...

Dang girl! Your brain is working overtime in a big way!! This is just fabulous. And thanks for the little tutorial. I just love seeing what you create. Really wonderful card. Bev :)

Darcy said...

Love these cards...can you tell me what dies you used? Thanks in advance!

Cindy H. said...

Awesome card! Love the colors you used for birthday. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Brenda said...

I love seeing cards where the die is inlaid, they are so pretty and smooth and just perfect! I love this card, that muliti colored birthday is like a neon sign and I just love it against the black happy's. I can see how the pinterest sign inspired you Ardyth! Hugs, Brenda

Andrea said...

This is an absolutely fabulous card! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me the dies that you used for this! Many thanks! fearlessstamper@earthlink.net

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Ardyth ... I completely love the rainbow birthday against the black and white ... the colour order looks rather perfect to me! Great tutorial, thanks! Anita :)

Sherrie M. said...

Gorgeous! That's a lot of piecing together....well worth it.

Geri said...

Thank you for taking the time to 'splain the process of this amazing idea to all of us so that we can wow folks on our blogs with rainbow designs, just like yours...in random non-rainbow order!

Manuela said...

This design looks so wonderful!!! Fantastic card!!

Deepti said...

Fabulous! Your pinterest inspired cards are a must follow ! U do an amazing job :)