Friday, March 25, 2016

Glowing Happy Birthday

So here is a project a little outside the norm.  At CHA this year, I was lucky enough to be gifted with some fun pens by Sakura.  So here is what I did with a few of them.

Lettering in gold and adding a few easy strokes and embellishments can make all the difference! When these letters catch the light, they simply glow.

There is no end to the fun you could have!  Simply add your own special touches to customize a birthday card with glitz and love.

Core’dinations: Aquamarine, Harborside
Pentouch Calligrapher in Gold
GellyRoll Metallic
Soapstone pencil
Double sided adhesive
Kneadable eraser


1.      Form a tent fold card base measuring 12 x 4.5” from dark coloured cardstock.

2.      Cut a panel measuring 11 x 3.5” from the same dark cardstock and cut a slightly larger mat of the lighter coloured cardstock.

3.      Lightly draw a baseline and a waistline across the smallest panel with your soapstone pencil to help keep your lettering straight.  If your paper is textured, you might want to work on the smoother side.

4.      Letter your sentiment with the Pentouch Calligrapher.

5.      Create small hearts in the stem of each letter as shown, using Gelly Roll pens in red or pink.

6.      Run strokes between each of the letters and through the counterspaces using pens in your favourite colours.

7.      Draw little curls at the end of the phrase.

8.      Add extra flourishes, hearts and dots.  Have fun!

9.      Assemble the card as shown with double sided adhesive. Erase the soapstone pencil lines with a kneadable eraser.
 Thanks for stopping by!
Create without limits!

I'd like to thank Sakura of America for supplying their product for this project and Prime Publishing (publishers of favecrafts) for sponsoring their Blogger Networking Event at CHA in January!
This project is entered in the Prime Best Blogger Craft 2016 Contest.

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