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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Happy Birthday To You - Showcasing The Brand New Dies - 'From The Heart' Collection

Good Morning Everyone,

A brighter day is forecast for Nottingham, I  hope the weatherman is right.

Thank you all so much for your very kind comments and messages on my previous post.

Today's card is one I made for The Trade Show at the N.E.C. I would like to share it with you so you can see how stunning  Phill's New Dies are.

Although this is an A4 card, it can be adapted for smaller cards.

All the products I used to create this card are available of Phill's Website:-


This is what I used:-

Burgundy Card Stock
Cream Card Stock
Dies by Phill Martin - 'From The Heart' Collection
Sue Wilson Noble Dies - Ornate Pierced Rectangle
Sue Wilson Spanish Collection - Corner Border & Tag
Sue Wilson Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Flutters
Glossy Accents
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Creative Expressions Pearl Strips
Glitter Jewels - Diamond Snow

This is how I created it:-

I started by making a 'card front'

layer 1.
Burgundy Card cut to 11.75 x 8.25

layer 2.
Cream Card cut to 11.5 x 8

layer 3.
Burgundy card cut to 11 x 7.75

I then layered these together flat.
Next I cut a piece of Cream Card 10.75 x 7.5 and Embossed it using the Rambling Blossom Embossing Folder, and attached flat.

Border Die:-

Using Burgundy Card I cut 2 border dies out and attached these flat lining them up with the smallest layer of burgundy card.


Using the largest of the rectangle dies I cut this out using Burgundy Card and then cut the patterned one out in cream and mounted it onto burgundy card before attaching both of these to the card using pads to give dimension.

I then cut out the 'Happy Birthday To You' in both Cream and Burgundy Card and glued them together (staggered) to give the 'shadow effect'
I then attached the sentiment to the card using pads.

Next I cut the butterfly out using a small scrap of burgundy card, and attached to the card.

Finishing Touches :-

I added pearl strips to the edges of the borders. Then on the outer edge of the sentiment die I added Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels.
The butterfly I edged the tip of the wings with diamond snow and glossy accents to centre of the wings.

Finally I added glossy accents to the Hearts of the Sentiment.
The card front is now ready to attach to an A4 card blank.

                                             Happy Crafting....


  1. Beautiful

    So want these dies

    Have a great day Barb xxx

  2. Morning Barb, Another gorgeous card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  3. Hi Barb. Love the burgundy contrast. Great design.

  4. Morning Barb and Phill, oh I like this die, I have bought it and yes they are all big dies but sometimes that is what is required on a card and this is a great example of that.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  5. Beautiful card, lovely colour combination.


  6. Hi barb beautiful card love it the new dies are fab thank you love June Horrocks xxxxx

  7. Hi Barb,
    a beautiful card...
    Burgundy is a gorgeous colour.
    Rolf xxx

  8. Hi Barb gorgeous card and colour love the new dies.
    will be trying out later thank you for sharing

  9. Very pretty Barb, an elegant card...loving these new dies...luv Ursula xx

  10. Hi Barb. A Lovely card. It's so good of you to give us such wonderful detail of the makeup of your cards. I may have mentioned it before but your list of 'ingredients' is so helpful. SueL x

  11. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments,
    It's good to know that you enjoy replicating my cards, and that the details are helpful to you.But really all the thanks should go to Phill who is the one that makes it all possible for us. xx

  12. Lovely card. Love Phill's new dies. Must add some to my wish list. Thanks for sharing.

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