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Hugs And Birthday Wishes

Hello friends! I am still playing with Lawn Fawn's new Give It A Whirl Die. I made this card for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #168 All Things Birthday.

As I was looking through my birthday dies, I came across the Outside In Stitched Balloon Stackables die and was very hopeful that the largest die would work for the base of the Give It A Whirl die but it wouldn't. The reason it wouldn't work is because in order to cut the slit that lets the wheel move, you would have to place it on top of the balloon, and if you did that, you would cut the center of the balloon out. However, you can take the the little hat that comes with the balloon set and glue it to the bottom of the Give It A Whirl base piece and then cover it with a bow an no one will know the difference. Easy Peasy. Make sure that when you cut your Give It A Whirl, that you cut it so that the little handle will be up into the card body or it will extend out from the outside edge of the card and may pose problems in the envelope.

I cut the other balloons out of some of the free patterned paper pieces that I received from one of my Lawn Fawn orders. Thank you Lawn Fawn!!!! I didn't have to get into my little hoarded stash.....but we won't talk about that. The pattern is from the Stripes and Sprinkles collection.

I used the Large Slimline With Sliders die to cut out the base from the new Rainbow Ever After collection. This is the ombre piece which is just gorgeous and blends perfectly with my balloons. I also cut the sentiment from the scrap parts of the ombre using the Scripty Hugs die. I cut the bows and streamers out of a rose gold glitter cardstock.

I touched up the edges of all the balloons with a little bit of Distress Oxide Ink to add a little dimension to them. I colors used are; Saltwater Taffy, Faded Jeans, Dried Marigold, Villainous Potion and Mustard Seed.

The Birthday Before and Afters stamp set works perfect for the decoration and sentiment on the Give It A Whirl. I am sure all the "Before & Afters" would since the concept is the same as the picture changer die.

The Misti is very helpful to stamp out the two layers for the Give It Whirl. I laid out the bottom layer first and stamped the cake that has a piece cut out of it, along with the wording. I did use the Give It A Whirl Template to make sure that I was in the correct position so that my design didn't extend past the outside wheel. Then, I placed the top layer on top, lining up two slits so when the stop with the full cake moves, the cake underneath is in the same spot.

Since the yellow of the patterned paper was somewhat pale, I felt pretty comfortable using Copic markers to color the images in.

The Copic colors used are:

B91, B95

YR01, YR02

E35, E37

BV00, BV01


I followed along with the Lawn Fawn tutorial,, to assemble the Give It A Whirl. Once my "wheels" were spinning freely, I put slim strips of foam tape on the back making sure to stay away from the wheel that moves. I try to center my foam tape on the stitching lines of that back wheel to help me get the correct placement.

Once I adhered the Give It A Whirl mechanism to my card, then I glued on my other balloons and sentiments so that they looked pleasing. I did pop up the small balloon at bottom with a foam square to balance out the card since the top part had the Give It A Whirl popped up.

I think the colors on this card are just so yummy looking. Almost like a orange or lemon ice cream.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that this card has inspired you to make one of your own. I hope you have a wonderful day!



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