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Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

Hello, Sizzix friends.  Today I'd like to share with you a birthday card that I crafted for my husband. I decided to work white on white for the most part - this really allows your die-cuts to shine, especially those intricately patterned ones that make you ooh and ahh over the results.  Debi Potter's new collection with Sizzix epitomizes that intricacy - all the dies, including the ones I've used, are delicate and beautiful!

I hope you will see what else she has created for this collection, including the most adorable pet themed dies!

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

For the focal image on this card, I used Thinlits dies from the Intricate Garden Flowers Set.  With these Thinlits dies, your Sizzix Sandwich is simple - the dies and cardstock are placed between your cutting pads, set atop your Magnetic Platform (which keeps all your dies in place), and sent through your Sizzix Big Shot.

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

See what I'm talking about?  Delicate and intricate.  These little strip dies are from the Happy Trims Set, and I adore them.  As these are also Thinlit dies, they will go through your Big Shot with the same sandwich I described above.

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

With any intricate die-cut, this Die Brush tool comes in very handy.  Not only does it get your die-cut to release from your die, it gets rid of any little excess paper bits that are left on the die-cut itself.

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

Adhering these delicate shapes becomes a breeze with the Xyron X tool.  Just feed your die cuts through, rub, and peel.

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

After applying the die-cuts, I bunch up the leftover sticky clear strip and daub it over the surface to remove any remnant sticky bits.

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

Using a transparent organza allows those pretty heart shapes to show through.  I tied my card base with a happy yellow one, and then hot glued my focal image on top, as well as a hand stamped sentiment.  I also added a colorful mat from one of Sizzix's new paper collections! - this one is called Geometrics!  Be on the lookout for those brand new items!

Birthday Card Fun: A Bright & Happy Make!

My husband and I really enjoy going places together, nowhere fancy, just outings to places like the supermarket, the pet store, the hardware store, etc.  When we arrive, we often say this word, "Together," to each other in long, drawn out syllables and goofy tones of voice.  I know, it's the kind of thing that would drive a lot of people crazy haha!  I used it as my sentiment because I know it will make him laugh.

-Vivian

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