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Monday, August 20, 2012

CPS Card Sketch #279

Hello, I have a birthday card to share with you all today.

It all started when I received my Paper Crafts Sept/Oct issue the other day. Inside the magazine was an advertisement/contest for the new Fuse Creativity System by Fiskars. They included two die cuts for you to use to make a project and enter your project using the die cuts. I really liked the butterfly one and thought it would be great to use for a birthday card.
Then I saw the new CPS sketch and thought I could combine the sketch and die cut into a birthday card. Which I did after changing things up just a bit.
Check out the CPS blog to see what the CPS Designers came up with:
Here is my cheery birthday card:

Since the die-cut was orange and yellow I went with papers from the Citrus matstack from DCWV. They matched perfectly. I had to go with a 6x6 card since the die is just under 4" and was to big for an A2 card. I played around with rectangle elements of the card until I liked the balance but I still wasn't happy with the card. It just looked unfinished. So after rummaging through my embellishements for a bit I added the green rick rack and ran the blue rectangle through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. That seemed to do the trick.
Isn't that a cool die cut! So the Fuse does it all...die-cut, press and letterpress. Pretty cool! 
I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
I added some orange gemstones to the butterfly. I decided to add a tiny blue flower above the sentiment. First I tried the flower in the middle, right above the the B in birthday but it just didn't look right so I offset it a bit to the left and that seemed to work much better.

Wishing you all a great week!



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