Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dandelion Long Life Birthday Card

Here's my first card using a Asian word: Long Life (Shou) cut from SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot). I scanned an available word, then converted the file to inkscape, then did a "save as" for SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot)..........fancy word and my first try. This word will become very useful for birthday ocassions. I love this card and also gave it to Eunice when I met up with her early this Summer. This card is simple for the cards she is so famous for making on her blog:

Inside card:

Closer view of inside message:

Closer view of Boy and Dog image:

Side view:

Another view:

To make this card, you will need:
(1) 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" SU Bashful Blue, score along the 8-1/4" side @4-1/4"

(1) 5-1/4" x 4" DSP

(1) 2-3/4" x 2" Solid Bashful Blue: for inside message

(1) 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" White: for inside message mat

(1) Bashful Blue Lacey Circle

(1) 2-1/4" White Circle

(1) Long Life Asian Symbol (or any other symbol) - this was made using SCAL (sure cuts a lot program)

(1) Stamped Boy and Dog image

Card Front: Attach DSP to front. Secure 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, attach dimensionals. Attach dimensionals to the back of the Lacey Circle as shown. The inside message is stamped and has a single knotted grosgrain ribbon attached by using a mini glue dot.

Card inside: To get the 3D effect, slits were cut as shown. No exact measurements for the slits given - note: these can be as long or short according to the inside card embellishments. (This card is about 3/4" long)

Train the cut pieces by folding them, as shown:

Push cut sections outward:

Adhere one side of card first, then fold over to repeat for the other side.

Copics used:

Stamp message using Cherry Cobbler ink. I used a stamp positioner - I couldn't get it straight - urgh!!!!

Adhere colored and cut boy image with sticky tape. Position message as shown on fold. Close card..............message should not extend pass the card size and be at the correct angle.


  • Stamps: Dandelion friends, Rubbernecker (greeting)

  • CS: SU Bashful Blue, SU Cherry Cobbler, 3 Bugs in a Rug Maverick-Desert Bloom DSP, Neenah White

  • Ink: Momento Black, SU Cherry Cobbler

  • Accys: Spellbinders Lacey Circles (3rd Size), Circle cut using SCAL, Long Life Symbol SCAL, SU 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Dimensionals, Copics, Mini Glue Dots, Martha Stewart Double Arches Punch, Sticky Tape

Thank you for stopping by today..............................


Lisa Lara said...

Your cards rock Patti.

CreativeRich said...

That's a really simple way to make a pop up! I love it!

HawaiianLibrarian said...

What a fascinating card w/ so many interesting facets! Thank you for the instructions.