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Happy Birthday Card
By Susan Cobb
Designer Tip: With the Petal Roller tool, you can add pretty curves to the petals of paper flowers, and add dimension to paper leaves. This is done by simply pulling the ball end of the tool against the back of the petal or leaf.
- With the fold at the top, trim 1" from the bottom edge of the card front only. Cover the remaining card front with purple/green/blue circles paper. Glue a ¾" wide strip of green/blue/yellow patterned paper across the bottom edge of the card front. Ink the edges brown. Glue purple grosgrain and purple crepe ribbons across the card front, overlapping the top edge of the green/blue/yellow strip.
- Use the template to trace the following shapes from paper or cardstock: one 3-D Lily from light blue cardstock, and one from dark purple cardstock; one Daisy Base from light purple cardstock and one from light blue cardstock; one 3-D Daisy from purple/green/blue circles paper; one Lily Base from light purple cardstock; one small flower (shape from the center of the Daisy Base) from light blue cardstock. Cut out each shape. Punch a ¾" light blue circle. Ink the edges of all the light blue and light purple shapes with brown ink.
- Write or computer print words on the light blue Daisy Base for the inside. Use the ball end of the Petal Roller tool to curve the petals on some of the flowers as shown. Layer the flowers together with foam tape as shown and add Ice Rox to the centers. Trace and cut out 4 large leaves and 1 small leaf from green/blue/yellow patterned paper and ink the edges brown. Use the Petal Roller tool to curve the ends of the leaves. Foam tape the flowers and leaves to the card front as shown. Add Ice Rox to right edge.
- Inside the card: Cover the inside with blue/green/brown screen and dots paper. Ink the edges brown. Layer the flower with words with the remaining Lily base shape. Arrange on the inside with leaves. Add Ice Rox as shown.