Pretty in Purple Birthday Card

Posted by Nancy Dynes

26 January, 2016 - ,

Fika Birthday Card (782x800) Maja

Hello, friends! I’m thrilled to be here with you on this lovely Tuesday. Have you been busy in your craft space? We have five February birthdays in our family, so I’m happily crafting cards this time of year. I adore the purples in Maja Design’s ‘Ska vi ta en Fika?’ collection, and couldn’t resist creating this ‘Pretty in Purple’ birthday card.         

Fika Birthday Florals 1 (800x772)

The blooming roses are handcrafted from the paper collection using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies. You can view a tutorial for these roses here on my blog. To create the larger flowers featured on this card, simply add additional layers of petals. The leaves are cut using a Magnolia Rose Leaf die. I dusted my florals with gesso for a soft, shabby finish.

Fika Birthday Florals 2 (800x752)

The papers are distressed, stitched, and layered, then popped up with foam tape for added dimension. The center of the card is cut out with a Spellbinder’s circle die to reveal a cheery floral pattern.

Fika Birthday Center Close Up (786x800)

Below is a closer look at the layering, for a total of four layers plus the floral spray. Glass pearls are scattered here and there. I recently purchased them in bulk, and I love, love, love using them! If I could see into the future I would predict you may be seeing a lot of them… at least until they run out.

Fika Birthday Layers (800x418)

The natural twine bow is anchored by a tiny handcrafted rosebud.

Fika Bow Close Up (800x695)

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Additional Supplies: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Spellbinders circle die set, Corner Punch, White Cardstock (for base of card), Gesso, Glass Pearls, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Thread

Thank you so much for stopping by. I wish you a day filled with sunshine, happiness, and a sprinkle of fairy dust!



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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.