Hello everyone this is Nicky with you today on the Hello Bluebird Stamps blog and I’m sharing a fun circular birthday card which is always a fun twist on the usual rectangular or square cards.  Please read on for all the details.

 

 

Here is a list of what I’ve used.  These are links so that you can go straight to the product in the shop:-

 

Cake Time 

Cake Time Dies

Nesting Circle Dies

Birthday Script

 

I used the largest and third from largest sized circles from the Nesting Circles Dies to create my card base and frame.  I used the largest die first and die cut sturdy white cardstock twice for the main card base.  I then used the smaller die together with the largest die to die cut pink cardstock to create a frame.  I actually added the negative cut from the centre to the back of the card to reinforce it.  I masked a line on one white circle panel and ink blended above it with a blush toned ink. I removed the mask.  I scored a line at the top of the unused white circle panel that would form the back of the card and added ScorPal tape to the little sliver at the top and attached it to the ink blended panel.  At the bottom of the back panel I cut off a tiny sliver so this means that the circle card will stand up and not rock.  I glued the pink frame in place.

 

 

I stamped the sentiment from Birthday Script with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with a glittering copper embossing powder.

 

I stamped the images from Cake Time using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I coloured the images with the following Copic marker combinations:-

 

Bunnies – E31, W3, W2, W1, W00

Raccoon –  N4, N3 ,N2, N1

Hedgehog – E44, E43, E00, W0, W00

Red – R56, RV95, R83

Green – BG34, BG32 G00, G000, G0000

 

Images were die cut, highlighted with a white gel pen and applied to the card base either directly (if in the background) with glue or with foam tape to build some fun dimension.

 

 

I used some toning felt tip pens to decorate their cute little party hats and used a pale gold glittering gel pen to dot in a little twinkle into the pink blended background and with that this card was done.

 

I encourage you to experiment with different card shapes just for the novelty value.  Thanks for coming by the blog today, happy crafting!

 

Nicky