Today I’m showing a card that’s a bit different – the scene opens as the flap, so you can write your message behind it. This card features the new Birthday Bash stamps and dies as well as the Birthday Messages stamps, along with other new and previously released Mama Elephant products.
I started my card off by stamping the wonderful Birthday Bash scene on Neenah Cardstock with a light Copic-safe ink. Then I colored in all the gifts and ribbons with the same colors for a calmer look than I showed the other day, followed by the hats and cakes in a contrasting color for some fun.
Then I used the matching dies to cut out the image, as well as two extra from white cardstock.
To make it work as a flap, I cut two strips of acetate to work as hinges and attached them to the back and from of the white pieces. Then I used the colored images to cover up the hinge on the front.
For the background, I used Distress Oxides in Tattered Rose and Abandoned Coral to blend the top and Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke for the bottom. And attached that to a bigger piece of white cardstock, so the background measures 5 7/8 inch by 4 1/8 inch and the white cardstock measures 6 1/8 inch by 4 3/8 inch.
Since the ear of the dog and bottle sticks out a bit, I used foam squares to attach the image to the background.
For the sentiment, I stamped two of the Birthday Messages onto white cardstock using the Pumice Stone Distress Oxide and die cut them with the new Sweet Feline Creative Cuts. Then I cut away the Birthday and extra cardstock.
To replace the birthday in the sentiment, I die cut the Birthday Script Creative Cuts from gold cardstock and adhered it to my background.