Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy Birthday - for the soccer fan!

 I made this card for my nephew who turned 12. Where does the time go? I can't believe he's almost a teenager. A few simple dies and tools from Perfect Paper Crafting made this card a breeze! I first cut my base card out of black heavy yardstick using MFT's Happy Die. I love the look of these cut away words and I'm hooked on using these dies! I cut out the soccer panels with MFT's Horizontal Stitched panels and added a 1/16" ivory border using my Perfect Layer Rulers.

 I die cut the Happy word again and used the metal edge of my Perfect Ruler to cut the card stock away from the letters. Using the metal edge of the ruler and a nice sharp exact knife give you a clean cut.

 Now my letters are all free! I'll use these to pop up as a second layer on the card.

 Here's the card front. You can see I've added black foam pieces to the letters. I've doubled up the letters to give the card more stability in the area of the letters. 

 You can see the double layers of letters here. The foam tape adds dimension but also helps reinforce the letters so they are nice and sturdy. 

 Next, I used my Perfect Ruler again to cleanly cut away just a strip from the Graphic 45 paper. Using my grid mat helps to make sure I'm exactly precise when cutting a small strip and the self healing surface is excellent.

 This is the inside liner for the card. And as always -- if you have layers on the front of the card... add them on the inside too for a polished look! Using a grid mat is super helpful in lining things up nice and straight.

Here's the inside of the card. I added a die cut "12" on the inside. I love how the small 1/16" layers  frame the liner and make it really pop off the black.

 No card is complete anymore without a touch of Wink of Stella! I used the Black Wink of Stella on top of the black card stock. The black on black gives it a completely different shimmer than using the regular Cleae Stella.

I used a Birthday Word from Impression Obsession. I die cut the word three times and glued them together to give it more dimension.... and of course a little more Wink of Stella! Finished card is an A2.


  1. I just love this card. I bought this die from you at Impressive Ideas and it is such an awesome design! So versatile! I love what you did with you card. Here's an Easter card I made with it following the sample card at the store:
    And by the way....I love the sample cards at the store...I steal most of those ideas! :)

  2. Love it! Great tutorial, TFS! Love all your work! Joleen

  3. thanks for the tutorial, and for the introduction of the perfect ruler. Your design is perfect, well done.