I used a sheet of 12×12″ Anna Griffin scrapbook paper to make this card. You will also need a smaller version of the same paper from a 6×6 size pad.
The 12×12″ scrapbook paper was used to cover the whole front of the card. The backing paper needs to be cut to the correct size. I simply used the card to draw around so that the paper was the same size.
Before I attached the paper to the card I needed to emboss around the edge of the paper to make it provide a frame. You will need gold embossing powder, an embossing pen and a heat gun.
Use the embossing pen to mark all around the edge of the paper. I would recommend you do this in stages as the paper is large and the embossing ink may dry before you have applied the embossing powder.
Sprinkle the gold embossing powder around the edges so that it covers where you have placed the embossing ink.
Then use the heat gun to heat the edges of your scrapbook paper.
Once the edges have been embossed use double sided tape to attach the scrapbook paper to the front of the card.
You will then need to mount the 6×6″ piece of matching paper onto some gold card.
Use 3d foam pads to attach the 6×6″ matching scrapbook paper to the front of the card.
I then used Stickles glitter glue to make the flowers more decorative.
You could also use dry glitter by applying some glue then sprinkling the glitter over the glue. Personally I find this can be a little messy which is why I tend to use glue that already has the glitter in it.
For the name plate I used was cut from a Sizzix machine, however it is very easy to make your own using a hole punch or eyelet setter to make the holes.
Using the same gold embossing powder, emboss the name plate so that it matches the edges of the paper.
Place the name plate onto some paper and use peel offs for the wording ‘happy birthday’ or whatever the occasion might be.
I then attached eyelets to the holes to stop any ripping and attached some ribbon for embellishment. Here I have used blue ribbon but any colour will be fine as long at it is in keeping with the paper.
Next, simply stick the name plate onto the card. You can then attach some further embellishments such as the age and the name of the person who the card is for. This card can be repeated over and over again just as long as you have both a 12×12 and 6×6 matching scrapbook paper.
That’s it. You now have a perfect way of making handmade personalised cards.