Continuing with my Lacy-ness, as I mentioned in the Lacy Birthday Card article, is a lacy Celebrate card. I will be using it for a retirement card for one of my friends.
The key colors are Emerald Envy, from the Green Color Group, and Melon Mambo, from the Red-Violet Color Group. This pair is a kinda-sorta Split Complementary Color Scheme with Crushed Curry, of the Yellow-Orange Color Group, as an accent. There are two Split Complements to Emerald Envy: Red-Violet and Red-Orange. I’m only using one here.
The card is again 4-1/4” x 11”, which is easier to die-cut. I gave you adhesion tips in the previous article, using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
I also make a matching or coordinating open-end envelope with Designer Series Paper (Festive Birthday in this case) and the Envelope Punch Board. You can insert the inside leaf of the card into the envelope and store them together so you can see the design and be ready to go!
It’s handy to use the Big Shot™ Die Brush to clear the excess cut-outs from the lace. Often, the die-cut gets loose from the die, so you don’t have the Thinlits™ to support the paper. When you use the Die Brush on the card stock alone, be sure to brush gently. I usually give it a couple of swipes, then poke out the rest with the Paper-Piercing Tool. Otherwise, you’ll tear your lace.
This combination is good for any kind of celebration: birthday, retirement, bon voyage, party, even a wild and crazy wedding! It’s great for scrapbook pages as well as cards.
- Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Bundle 
- Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set 
- Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Bundle 
- Emerald Envy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 
- Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper 
Tools & Adhesive
- Fiesta Time Framelits Dies 
- Big Shot 
- Big Shot Platform 
- Big Shot Die Brush 
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