Join us for a step-by-step birthday card tutorial. These pretty pastel cards have been created by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Janus Zate using our new Alice’s Tea Party paper collection (now available). Enjoy the cards in all their delightful layered glory, and then grab a few items from your paper stash and give this tutorial a shot.
Pretty Pastel Birthday Cards Set
By Janus Zate
“Hello G45ers! This is Janus and I’m here to share with you these cards I created using Graphic 45’s Alice’s Tea Party.
This collection is so whimsical and fun that you can create so much with just a few papers!
-Step by Step Tutorial-
Here’s a step by step process of how I made these cards:
Step 1 – Cut 4 pieces of the decorative papers at 4 x 6 inches. I used 2 papers from the 12×12 Papers namely Enchanting and Fanciful plus 2 papers from the Solids and Patterns 12×12 paper pad.
Step 2 – Cut 4 pieces of the papers at 3.75 x 5.75 inches (you may adjust this according to your preference). Your papers should overlap like this:
Step 3 – Prepare 4 base cards. I used some white cardstock and cut it at 8.25 x 6.25 inches and creased them in hallf. I also added a few tattered looks on the topmost paper by running the blade of my scissors along the edge of the paper.
Step 4 – Glue them in place and add a white doily at the centre of your card. I used some double sided foam tape to give my cards some body and dimension.
Tip: Tear up a few portions of the sides of your top-most paper to further give your cards some character.
Step 5 – Time for. The fun part! Go crazy (or not, if you’re a minimalist) on decorating your card. I layered flowers, fussy cuts of the leftover papers I cut up earlier, chipboard pieces and some stickers, and just layered them onto the doily.
Step 6 (Optional) – I added in some final touches by placing some Nuvo drops. And voila! These are done!
You can opt to also add in the back-most card stock design on the back portion of your base card so it matches the front of the card.
Graphic 45 Supply List:
All purpose glue
Double Sided Foam tape
Thank you for joining me today and I hope this inspires you to create something of your own.” ~Janus