Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring Hats Accordion Circle Album Birthday Card

Hello! This card of mine, using the Accordion Circle Album card dies, and featuring the Hat Peel-Off stickers, is on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today.
I started off by sticking the Hat Peel-Offs onto Watercolour paper, and colouring them in using Tombow Dual Brush pens. I scribbled some of the ink onto a shiny surface, and used a watercolour brush to pick up the ink to paint with. Once dry I cut round the hats.
I then cut out a colour co-ordinating circle of Shimmer Sheetz for each of the hats, using the Circle Accordion die. I embossed each circle using the Lots of Dots embossing folder, then I used a file to sand the raised dots.
Next I cut out 4 white card stock Circle Accordion pages, and 4 patterned paper frames, all with the Circle Accordion die. I also cut out 4 white scalloped circles with another die from the Accordion Circle set.
I adhered all the card elements together, fixing the separate pages together last. (The hats I stuck on with foam pads for extra dimension.)
I then cut out a bow using the Four Bows die, from Pink Velvet sheeting, after sticking the velvet onto white card stock. I stuck the bow elements together, and glued some velcro to the back of the bow. I added another little piece of velcro to the top of the centre fold of the album. This means that the bow can be removed in order to fold down the album.
Also, I punched four holes in corners of the pages, and strung twine through them, then covered the holes with gold brads. I hand cut some bunting flags, stamped 'happy birthday' onto them, and glued them to the twine.

There are so many fun techniques to be had with Elizabeth Craft Design's products! I hope you feel inspired to try some of them!

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  1. Gorgeous and very creative.

  2. Love this card! Using all 4 hats makes it very impressive. The colors are so HAPPY!

  3. I'm in love with this card. I agree, the colors are HAPPY!