Amazing Paper Grace February Die of the Month
For my card, I chose to use one half of rectangle along with large cut-out design. I cut a complete rectangle of dark blue and then cut along the center fold line made by the die. Adhesive Sheets was applied to the back before die cutting to make it easy to fasten in place over my decorative paper background. I fussy cut out the center rectangle - easy to do because there are only small pieces that hold it in place. I hand cut a white mat to fit behind it. Its fastened to card with 3D Foam Squares. The rectangle with the verse was cut with a die in this set that cuts nice curved corners and fits perfectly over the center rectangle. It's fastened with Thin 3D Foam Squares. If you look closely, you'll see that I added decorative pieces to the corners of the dark blue piece. Those I made by cutting each one with decorative corner die aligned with a corner of piece of dark blue paper. Then I fussy cut along the curved edge. It was quite easy as the die left an impression that I could follow.
Don't you just love those little flowers? I cut all of those from white cardstock, rubbed three different colors of Distress Oxide inks over them, misted with water and shaped them while they were damp. (I posted some photos of those on Instagram. Search for #judesigns7) Once dry, I poked a hole in the center to thread the flower stamens through and glued them in place. They are all fastened to the card with Adhesive Dots. I tucked in a white satin bow with pearl stick pin, little happy birthday tags and added pearls along the upper corner of the verse. This card is 4.5 x 7.25 inches with white card base.