Sunday, January 1, 2012

Confetti Card


Happy new year!

I hope your holiday season was filled with fun and lots of love.

Today I set out to make a new year's themed card with confetti, and that's not exactly the direction it went in.  Now I think this card might be used for a thinking of you, a get well, or maybe for a young girl's birthday.

I started off with a standard A2 sized card base in light pink.

I cut a green layer at 4 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches.  I used a Nestabilities die to cut out a circle, and then I embossed it using the Cuttlebug folder called Spots and Dots.

I laid the green layer on top of the pink and lightly traced the circle with my pencil so I could see where to place everything.  I used the pencil mark as a guideline for where to stick my flower down.  It is a K & Company embellishment.  After sticking the flower down I erased my pencil marks.

I grabbed a Stampin' Up Sweet Treat Cup and filled it with confetti.  Then I peeled off the backing.  The tricky part is sticking down the cup without spilling what's inside.  I held the cup up at an angle and lowered my card base down on top of it.

After my Sweet Treat cup was on I glued down my green layer over the top.

To create the gumball machine I used the Stampin' Up set called Something Sweet.  I stamped the gumball machine in Pink Passion ink.  I attached it using pop dots.  To embellish it I added a couple pink rhinestones and I covered the white parts of the machine with Star Dust Stickles.

I added some more pink bling in the top corners, and then finished off with a ribbon and bow along the bottom.  To get the bow to sit perfectly straight I attached the ribbon by itself.  It has ends taped to the back of the card.  Then I tied a little piece of twine around the ribbon where I wanted to stick the bow.  You don't see the twine, it just makes the ribbon go inward like it would if you tied the bow with it.  I used my Ultimate Crafter's Companion to tie a perfect bow and then attached it with a glue dot.

10 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun card! Great embossing and details! Happy new year!

Juls said...

this is really sweet, love the bling in the corners. Hugs Juls

girlia said...

You did a great job on this bubblegum/confetti machine. Love it.

scrappinC said...

Love your card. The gum ball is awesome. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I hope 2012 is all that you want it to be.
Cindy Lou

Pat N. said...

Cute card Amber. I liked how it turned out even though you didn't intend it to be! Very nice.--Pat N.

Missy said...

This is so super cute! I love the confetti and the embossed background!!

Michelle said...

This is adorable.

Audrey Frelx said...

Awwwww, how cute!!!

Georgiana said...

Gumball cards seem to be a big hit. I sure do like them! It's a shaker card, right? Anyone would have fun with it.

Happy New Year,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love how you used that Stamp Set Amber!! TFS
Hugs,
Norma