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How to Make a Stunning Navy and Gold Happy Birthday A2 Card: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Thank you so much for joining me for this How to Make a Stunning Navy and Gold Happy Birthday A2 Card: A Step-by-Step Tutorial, Let's jump right in.

I started by trimming down my cardstock, I used an A2 base, which is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 and trimmed my gold cardstock matte to be 1/8th of an inch smaller than the base, and my Navy panel to be 1/4 of an inch smaller than my A2 base. To create the darker colour around the edge I blended on some Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress ink, creating a stunning halo of colour.

Next, I brought in the Best Year Yet stamp set and created a gold embossed background with the gifts and sparkels from that set. I then die-cut out the Fancy Happy Birthday die three times from the same navy cardstock and once from gold cardstock and layered them up for some added dimension. All that was left was to adhere all the layers and pair it with a gold metallic envelope. For a final touch I added some white dots onto the background to help fill in some of the empty space. I LOVE how this card turned out !!

Thank you so much for taking this quick look at my How to Make a Stunning Navy and Gold Happy Birthday A2 Card: A Step-by-Step Tutorial. If you would like a more in-depth look please check out the video below, I also have a complete supplies list in case you want to know exactly what I used. I hope to see you again very soon!!

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Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Cardstock

White 110lb Cardstock (Base)

Simon Says Stamp Matte Gold Cardstock

Simon Says Stamp Best Year Yet Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp Large Fancy Happy Birthday Die

Tim Holtz Glass media mat

Tim Holtz paper trimmer

Acrylic Block

Nuvo Deluxe Glue

Art Glitter glue

Fine Glue Tip

Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink Mini

Black Soot Distress Ink Mini

Blending Tool and Flat Foams

Distress Mini Ink Tin

Versamark ink

Anti-static Powder Bag

Embossing heat tool

Coffee Filters

Ranger Gold Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder

White Gel Pen

Tim Holtz Craft Pick

Simon Says Stamp Reverse Tweezers

B39 Copic Marker

Simon Says Stamp Metallic Gold Envelope

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