Handmade Cards, Seven Hills Crafts DT

The More Candles, The Bigger The Wish!

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m sharing a card featuring in-laid die cutting. This is one of my favourite techniques for adding depth to a card.

I’m using the MFT Birthday Candles dienamics for my card today. I cut a rectangle of card to be slightly smaller than my card base, and then I die cut the birthday candles from it. To keep the candles alternating between tall and short, I layered the die over the last candle before I ran it through the die cutting machine for a second time. That way it only cut four candles, rather than five.

I followed the same process with the candle flames.

Next I added the sentiment, from the MFT Birthday Greetings stamp set. I part stamped it, so I could continue the sentiment inside the card.

I put tons of foam tape on the back of the panel, then attached it to the card base.

There were enough candles for me to do a fun rainbow colour scheme, so I die cut candles from some MFT papers, before layering them in the die cut spaces. For the candle flames, I die cut some gold glitter paper. I find using liquid glue to add these pieces is easier because you have a little wriggle room to get them in just the right position.

For the inside of the card, I wanted to continue the sentiment. At this point, I wasn’t brave enough to stamp it directly in the card, in case I ruined it. I do struggle sometimes with part stamping! So instead, I stamped it on a separate piece of card and adhered it inside. I had a few candles left over so added them too.