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Sunday, 15 September 2019

Birthday Wheat

Morning Everyone

Today im sharing an Autumn Male birthday card, although i think you could also use it for us girlies that are into nature. 



6x6" kraft cardbase.   I attached a square of ivory card which has a light woodgrain pattern to it.  I die cut my birthday circle from the ivory card and attached to a kraft circle, a chocolate brown mirror card circle embossed with a leaf patten and a burnt orange mirror card circle frame, i attached these to my cardfront overlapping each other. 

I then die cut my wheat from chocolate, burnt orange, gold & copper mirror card and kraft card.  The die cuts have open ears so so help them stand out i added a plain one behind.  To get the plain cut i first die cut the die in kraft card and left that one in the die, i then cut the die again with another peice of card, this means that only the outside edge of the die cuts (more details in last photo) 

I then arranged 5 wheat ears, added a twine bow and 3 little chipboard birdies to finish.



Close up on my wheat.

This photo will hopefully make more sense of how i did the wheat, the left one is how the die cuts, to make a solid bottom layer i left the die cut in the die (middle photo) and cut again, this means it doesn't cut all the way through in the middle keeping the little bits attached as (right photo).  Some dies work better than others at this technique

Items Used:
Concord & Ninth leaf/wheat die
Birthday senitment circle die
Spellbinders circle dies
Chipboard birds
Payper box ivory woodgrain embossed card
CraftUk ltd Kraft card
Various mirror card

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you enjoyed some beautiful weather this week in among all the rain.  My new niece is tiny - as all babies are - we soon forget how small they are don't we.  My niece Alice has settled into school very well and enjoying it.  I hope you all have a good week. Hugs Emma


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22 comments:

meg said...

wonderful autumnal colours, lay out and use of dies,

Alison59 said...

What a super man card Emma :-)

White Rose said...

Hi Emma I love this card,it's very masculine,well done my friend xx

Babs said...

As always such a beautiful card lovely autumn colours and a fab layout.
Babs x

pinkclover.cards said...

Beautiful card Emma.
Fatima x

StephW said...

Such gorgeous colours with added shine, fabulous design & cute birdies! Steph x

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card Emma, lovely colours

Pam said...

A perfect Autumnal birthday card. Good luck with your challenges.
Pam x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card...colours and design work so well together!

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.
Gerda

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely autumn card and a neat idea for making the wheat sheafs. Hugs Mrs A.

Larelyn said...

This is just gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful tip for die cutting tip. So glad you shared with us at Die Cuttin Divas.

kate Jeffery said...

a beautiful card Emma
Kate x

ALI said...

Great use of your dies Emma x

Wei said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

Kirsty said...

Beautiful card Emma, thank you for the photo explanation of the die cutting technique, going to be using that. Glad to hear all the nieces are well, hope you are too? Big hugs Kirsty. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A truly beautiful card, love the wheat and how you have shown it off with wonderful colours, a super design in all ways. Thank you so much for joining us in our Autumn challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

Faith The Male Room DT

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

Kim said...

I really like the wheat you included. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful fall colors and perfect for a guy! Thank you so much for joining us! Meghan Kennihan- DT at Creative Craft Cottage! Visit my blog - MadeByMeghanK

FridayFeeling said...

A fabulous autumnal card - love the ears of wheat. The metallic colours combine really well.