How to Make a Vintage Tea Party Birthday Card
Create a beautiful birthday card for a special someone using the lovely Vintage Tea Party collection from Sara Davies. This notelet combines die-cutting, stamping and distressing techniques to create a unique one of a kind card that will be sure to put a smile on the recipients face.
Project by Mel Joyce
- Sara Signature Vintage Tea Party 6 x 6” Paper Pad »
- Sara Signature Vintage Tea Party Afternoon Tea Die Set »
- Sara Signature Vintage Tea Party Teariffic Sentiment dies »
- Sara Signature Vintage Tea Party Botanical Border 5 x 7” Embossing Folder
- Silver – Hint of Gold Centura Pearl Cardstock
- Spectrum Noir Verdant Greens Harmony Water Reactive Ink Pad Set »
- Gold Pebeo Gilding Wax »
- Gold Metallic Cardstock »
- Pink Gems »
- ‘Birthday’ Sentiment Stamp »
1. Place a piece of blue floral paper from the Vintage Tea Party pad inside the Botanical Border embossing folder and run it through your die-cutting machine.
2. Use a blending tool to highlight the embossed border with Spring Meadow Spectrum Noir Harmony ink from the Verdant Greens ink set .
3. Using small circular motions with your fingers, apply gold gilding wax around the edges of the paper to make the embossed detail pop. Matt the panel with gold cardstock.
4. Die-cut the teapot twice, once from Centura Pearl – Hint of Gold cardstock and again from pink patterned paper, remembering to use the ornate detail die for your white teapot, and layer the pieces together. Die-cut a teacup from Centura Pearl – Hint of Gold cardstock and gold cardstock and layer together.
Top tip: Layering your die-cut designs is a great way to give them more strength and dimension so they stand out on your card front. Gilding wax is a great way of really bringing embossed detail to life
5. Crease-fold a 6 x 6” card blank from a piece of Centura Pearl – Hint of Gold cardstock and cover with green and pink floral patterned paper, leaving a border around the edges. Mount your embossed panel in the centre of the card front and position your die-cut teapot and teacup in the centre.
6. Die-cut ‘teariffic’ from pink patterned paper and Centura Pearl – Hint of Gold cardstock and layer them together, so the pink is slightly offset and shows a white border. Stamp ‘birthday’ onto a piece of white cardstock and trim it into a banner shape. Position your sentiments in the bottom-right corner of the card, then embellish with pink gems to finish.