I love that Candle Border Punch in the Occasions Catalog. Did you see the scrapbook pages I made with it for my March Cake Crazy Class? The candles on those pages were WAY too many to put gold glimmer behind every flame. But I wanted to. So I made these cards soon afterwards instead and did just that. It was a little putsy, but not bad with just 9 candles per card.
I also needed a card of congrats, so with a similar layout and used the Confetti Stars Border Punch with a layer of Gold Glimmer Paper behind that had also been punched so that it created a shadow effect.
Be sure to check out all the photos below so you can see how I put together these cards.
Measurement for one card:
- Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4-1/4" x 11"
- Cucumber Crush Cardstock: 4-1/4" x 3"
- Accent Color Cardstock: 4-3/8" x 3-1/8"
- Basic Black Cardstock: 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
- Whisper White Cardstock: 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" and 5" x 3-7/8" for inside
- Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4-1/4" x 11"
- Gold Glimmer Paper: 1" x 5/8" and scrap/s for under the punched layer
- Cucumber Crush Mini Striped Ribbon: 2" and 3"
- Punch and then add the Glimmer Paper where you want it. With the candles, I just added little scraps as shown. Use Glue Dots to help the glitter side stick to the cardstock.
- For the "ribbon belt" add the smaller piece on the left first. Trim the end of the longer one so it looks like a banner. Then line up the small piece of Gold Glimmer and trim it so that the angle of the cuts for both the gold paper and the ribbon are similar.
- Attach the gold piece to the card layer over the top of the left ribbon, then attach the second ribbon so the gold peeks out at just the end.
- Stamp your sentiment.
- Then flip over and wrap the ends of the ribbons to the back. (I show SNAIL Adhesive in this photo, but I highly recommend using Fast Fuse adhesive with this card instead.)
- For the inside of the birthday cards I stamped the stars onto my Grid Paper first and then onto my card to get the lighter green color.
- After stamping the flames on the candles with the Delightful Dijon ink,...
- I added a touch of Gold Glitz to the base of each flame and allowed it to dry.
This is what it looks like on the inside of my two birthday cards.
I decorated the inside of my congrats card a bit differently but used many of the same elements: Basic Black and Cucumber Crush ink along with drops of Gold Glitz Dazzling Details "glitter glue."
Here are a few close up photos of each card. The accent color on this card is Rich Razzleberry.
The accent color here is Pacific Point.
And the accent color for my congrats card is Daffodil Delight. Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight all come from the Brights family. So I've only listed the Brights cardstock in my product list below, but you can certainly get each of these colors of cardstock separately in my online store. I also only listed the Neutrals cardstock below, but you can get Basic Black, Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock separately.
Here you can see that I lined up the punched Gold Glimmer Paper under the Cucumber Crush cardstock layer so that just a shadow of it showed through.
Again it's best to use Glue Dots when attaching the glitter side of the Glimmer Paper to other layers. You can see a peek of a Glue Dot next to my thumb in this photo.
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