Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here with a Slimline Happy Birthday Card. This is a quick and easy card to make using up ephemera or card kit pieces from your stash.
Slimline Birthday Card Base
To make this card, I am using different pieces from a Celebration Card Kit. It comes with many patterned papers, cardstock, and ephemera. First, select a decorated card base and add a second layer in a solid cardstock with Crafty Foam Tape 108′.
Assembling the Card
Next, let’s embellish and assemble the card front panel. I started adding the different ephemera pieces. First, I lifted and adhered the large word sentiment to the center of the card, using Crafty Foam Tape 108′. This is a fabulous roll of crafty foam tape that you can cut to the size you need. Plus it gives a subtle lift with its height of 1/32″ (half of 1/16″ so think of it as a Thin 3D Foam Square).
Continue to add more ephemera pieces with Crafty Foam Tape 108′. For my design, I arranged all the candles behind the gift bag and some balloons on the other side.
Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside with Foil
For a fun accent, I placed 3D Foam Squares Micro White (1/8-inch in size) on the gift bag. Then, I removed the liners and foiled them with the gold foil from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Nature Colors. Simply face the foil color side UP, and rub with your fingertip to transfer the color. Missed a spot? Reapply the foil. This technique is called Wear Your Adhesive on the Outside.
Another fun idea, I randomly rolled the E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser on top of the sentiment and ephemera pieces. Then repeat the same foiling step as above using the same foil color or another from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Nature Colors. Instant gratification and no special tools are needed!
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Slimline Happy Birthday Card. See you soon with more inspiration!
Skill Level: Beginner
Creative Time: 25 minutes
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Nature Colors.
3D Foam Square Micro White
E-Z Runner Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
Other: Card Kit; Ephemera Pack