Happy Birthday Glitter Stencil Card
By Ann Bernklau
Designer Tip: I used the blue glitter for the background and the white glitter for the flower so the pink background paper showed through.
- With the fold on the left, cover card front with floral tile paper. Cut a 1¾" square of teal pattern and cut diagonally twice to make 4 triangles. Ink the edges brown and glue a triangle to each corner. Cut a 1"x9" strip of multi-stripe paper and ink the edges. Glue the end of the strip diagonally across one of the teal corners, letting 1/8" of the teal piece show. Trim off excess and repeat for the other 3 corners.
- Cut a 3½"x4½" piece of pink pattern. Cut a 3"x4" piece of double sided adhesive, peel off one backing sheet (doesn't matter which side) and adhere to the center of the pink paper. Peel off the remaining backing sheet to reveal the adhesive and place the flower stencil in the middle of the adhesive. Press down lightly with your fingers to ensure there are no gaps between the stencil and the adhesive. Pour on blue glitter, covering the adhesive. Shake off excess. Carefully peel the adhesive away from the stencil, working slowly and trying not to bend the stencil. Pour on the clear/white glitter and shake off excess.
- Mat the glittered piece onto teal pattern, leaving a 1/16" border. Mat onto brown pattern, leaving a 1/8" border. Ink the edges with brown ink and glue to the center of the card.
- Glue a small brown/pink stitched bow at the top right corner of the glittered image. Glue a 5" length of ribbon along the bottom of the image.
- Print "happy birthday" on a small piece of pink pattern. Mat onto teal pattern, leaving a 1/16" border; mat onto brown pattern, leaving a 1/8" border. Ink edges and foam tape to the card, ¼" from the right and ½" from the bottom. Glue a knot of ribbon to the left of the greeting. Ink all edges of the card brown.