One of my lovely work colleagues is celebrating her 40th Birthday this week - we share the same birthday - so I've made her something a bit more adventurous than my usual cards...
It's my take on a stepper card - the first one I've made from scratch. A lot of lessons were learned here but once you get the measurements right the rest is a doddle. In hindsight I should have made the side 'steps' a bit taller - there's another step the same size as the front step behind the balloon step.
Still - I'm very happy with the result. I used:
Black and white polka dot patterned paper mounted on black card
3 shades of pink glitter card
Unbranded balloon dies
Spellbinders Lacy Circle dies
Gemini 'Celebrate' greeting die
I'm playing along with the challenges at:
Alphabet Challenge - X is for extra folds Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #152 - anything goes Inspired By... - take a number Time Out Challenge - birthday card As You Like It Challenge - favourite reason to send a card. I always enjoy making and sending 'big birthday' cards - there's something about having a number on a card that takes people back to their childhood. Even for random birthdays like 27th! Also, I seem to collect number dies and it's a great opportunity to use them!
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