Friday, 30 January 2015

Elizabeth Craft Designs/Karen Burniston's new Accordion Star Birthday Card

I had some more happy mail this week from Elizabeth Craft Designs (I'm kind of lucky that way!!), including the new Accordion Star Card die set, and the matching Star Buddies Peel-off Stickers.
I instantly thought about making a birthday card for one of my little nieces.

In the Accordion Star set, there is a great die which cuts and scores the piece needed for making this 3D star. I folded it along the score lines, and used another little die in the set to cut the contrasting blue glitter pieces, which I glued on.
I used dies from the Fancy Frame Edges set to cut the patterned paper border for all the panels.

For the monkey panel, I stuck some double-sided adhesive to white card stock, and stuck the peel-off to the other side of the adhesive. I covered the peel-off side with Microfine Glitter and rubbed it in with my finger. The glitter is then smooth enough to colour with Copic pens. I then cut round the peel-off with fine scissors.

For the last panel I stuck some black glitter card to ECD double-sided tape, and die cut it with a Paper Smooches Happy Birthday die, to create letter stickers. The letters all stayed stuck in the die, so I placed the die onto the pink star, and poked the letters straight down onto it with a piercing tool, so the letters all stuck down, lined up perfectly.
I then used ECD's super new Alphabet 1 - Caps die set for 'Heidi'.
Finally, I added 2 pairs of stars, glued either side of two ends of wire, and glued them to the back of the last panel.
All the patterned papers are from the gorgeous My Mind's Eye Cambridge Court 6x6 pad.

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