10 February 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge #93 - Happy Birthday featuring Playful Alphabet Dies


Hello and thanks for popping in! 
My card for Colour INKspiration Challenge is a little different this time around.  My inspiration came from a You Tube video I saw in January 2021 by the lovely Natasha Foote and is very similar to Bruno Bertucci's Scrappy Strip Technique except the strips are glued to a piece of Window Sheet which gives dimension. Something a little bit different in that there is no stamping.


Supplies Needed: 

  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base),Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Window Sheets, Basic Black
  • Dies: Playful Alphabet Dies, Stitched Rectangles
  • Adhesives:  Tear & Tape,  Foam Adhesive Strips, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tools:  Silicone Craft Sheet, Cut & Emboss Machine
All supplies can be purchased through my online store here or by clicking on the 'Online Store' tab at the top of this page.  

How To Assemble:

Cut strips of card stock longer than your card front.  I have cut mine @ 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" widths and at least 4 1/2" long. This is a great project for using up those scraps.
Arrange them in an order that is pleasing to yourself.
Cut a piece of Window Sheet at least the size of your card front.
Attached the strips of card stock using Tear & Tape leaving a small gap in between.  Because my strips were longer than my piece of Window Sheet, I used my Silicone Craft Sheet underneath so my strips wouldn't stick to my work surface.

Taking the largest rectangle die, I die cut though all layers.  You may need to run it through your machine more than once to get it to cut all the way through.
Using the Playful Alphabet Dies, first due cut the words 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' into your card topper. Then again in Basic Black cardstock.
To add dimension, I used Foam Adhesive Strips to the back of the card topper under the cardstock strips.
Stick this down on your card base then glue down your letters into the spaces left from die cutting your topper.  I used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue as it gave me wriggle time to get each letter in place.
Close up.
 View of the layers.  The black letters are glued directly down onto the card base.  The Window Sheet topper is adhered using Foam Strips.
I love the shimmery look you get with using the Window Sheet

Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour challenges It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours and it's so easy! 
Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you or if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx
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