Sunday, June 27, 2010

Antique Birthday

by Anne Harada

Antique Birthday


    • Basic Grey Cappella 6x6 pad. “Libretto, Bravo, and Mezzo” sheets     ( BG-6x6-Cappella   $5.99)
    • Basic Grey Cappella - Ribbon Doilies, paper lace     ( BG-S-CAP-2436   $4.99)
    • American Crafts Cardstock - Olive     ( AMC-CSP-71050   $0.50)
  • INK
    • StazOn Jet Black Solvent Ink     ( TSU-SZP-Jet   $8.49)
    • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Walnut Stain     ( RAN-DP-Walnut   $5.00)
    • American Crafts Ultimate Gel Pen – White Pastel     ( AMC-ULT-wht   $1.59)
    • Prima Roses -- Belle Arte – Butterfly     ( PRI-ROS2-539320   $3.99)
    • Peel Off Stickers from Sticker King - Curly Qs, Gold     ( SK-123071G   $1.99)
    • EK Success Border Punch - Embossed Curve     ( EK-EKPL8030   $14.59)


  • Fold an 11x 4-1/4” panel of AC Olive cardstock in half to create the base of the card.

  • Cut a 3-3/4”x4” sheet of patterned DP from Cappella pad (“Libretto”).

  • Cut a 3-3/4”x2” sheet of the solid DP from Cappella pad (“Bravo”).

  • Punch the decorative border using EK Success Embossed Curve Border punch along the bottom of the solid “Bravo” DP.

  • Layer the Cappella papers together as shown in sample.

  • Add a strip of Cappella Ribbon Doilies paper ribbon to the seam where the two layers meet.

  • Apply peel-off stickers to the corners and scalloped edge.

  • Die Cut an oval using Nestibilities Oval die from the solid DP from the Cappella Pad (“Bravo”).

  • Stamp sentiment onto oval two times – once in Walnut Stain Ink and then over-stamp it again once in Black StazOn. Highlight the sentiment letters with a white gel pen.

  • Apply strong two-sided tape to the back side of the oval, around the edge where you will attach the ruffle. Set the oval aside, do not attach the it to anything yet.

  • Create a ruffle by cutting two strips from a piece of patterned Cappella DP (“Mezzo”) _” wide.
    Score the entire length of the strips every 1/8”. Adhere the two ends of the strips together.
    Gather the strip length on one side so the strip begins to arch. Shape it so that it fits around the oval.
    Adhere it to the back side of the oval where you previously applied the strong tape.

  • Adhere the ruffled oval to the base card as shown.

  • Embellish with Prima rose.


  1. Anonymous6:49 AM

    your card is very pretty!!!thanks for taking the time to show us-

  2. Your art is gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

  3. What a gorgeous card - Its blown me away -