Monday, 14 May 2012

Step By Step - Birthday Card

Hi everyone :)

Today I'll be showing you how to make a bright and fun birthday card using the Let's Party range from Best Creation Inc. This range truly is colourful in every way and really screams celebration so it's a lot of fun to work with.

Step 1.

I used a striped pattern as my background and to give it a bit of interest I cut it into 4 equal strips. I love using multi-coloured backgrounds as it gives you a lot of colour options later on in your project - basically any colour combination you choose from the background will work - perfect!

Step 2.

I love making cute little candles out of paper and a bit of cotton or bakers twine. They're so easy! All you have to do is cut a square or rectangle and fix a piece of cotton so it sits at the top left or right corner, then start rolling them up with the cotton on the inside. A handy little tip is roll them around a thin paint brush or pencil to get them started as the first roll can be the tricky bit.

Step 3.

As this card is all about celebration I wanted to include a couple of little streamers. So I cut a few thin strips of paper in a few different colours then gave them a slight curl with some scissors (as you would with ribbon). When it comes to sticking these down and creating a streamer effect I fix the top of the streamer to some card then twist it around a few times and then fix the bottom. Easy as that! The Let's Party range also includes a pattern that features streamers, as shown on my previous post, so it's a nice little tie in :)

Step 4.

At the beginning of any card I only stick my background paper down and leave everything else loose so I can move things around and change colours etc. Here you will see I have all of my main components that I want to use.

Final product!

Everything is now fixed in place and the card is finished off with a sparkly sentiment from the Let's Party range. I also added tiny bit of glitter to the streamers for some extra sparkle. Another tip, because of the shape, when sticking the candles down I like to use a really strong adhesive like a hot glue gun so I know that they'll never fall off.

I hope this has given you some inspiration for your future birthday cards or layouts. Until next time :)

x Lana

Products used: Best Creation Inc Let's Party, Bazzill Cardstock, Kindy Glitz - Crystalina, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Marker - Picket Fence.


Heidi said...

OH WOW Lana, you make it look so easy and what a FABULOUS card..... I am definately going to give this a go, those papers are just perfect

CraftyLana said...

Thanks Heidi. You're right about the papers, very easy to make a great card or layout :)

Megan said...

That is amazing! I love the whole style - those candle looks so easy to do, think I might have to give that a crack!

Meg Houghton said...

Love those candles!! What a lovely card,


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