This design is a cute carousel card that was designed by Daniela Moscone. I decided to “bling it up” a bit with some glitter heat transfer material and rhinestones. Yes, you can use glitter heat transfer on paper!
For you card makers out there, this will be a review (or you may pick up a few tricks). For those who don’t know your Silhouette machine can help you become a master card maker, there’s no time like the present to try it out with this free design!
Here is what you need to create a card like mine:
- This week’s free carousel card design
- A selection of coordinating cardstock and pattern paper
- Glitter heat transfer material
- Foam adhesive dots and other adhesive
- Silhouette rhinestones and rhinestone setter
- Ribbon or other embellishments
- Any Silhouette cutting machine (CAMEO, Portrait, or Curio)
Step One: Cut the Card Pieces
The final card size is quite large at its default (about 7.5” tall x 6.5” wide), so keep that in mind if you want to resize before cutting. It would certainly get lots of ooh’s and aahh’s at a baby shower. I chose three shades of pink, a lavender, and hot pink glitter heat transfer.
You can see I’ve already ironed on the heat transfer to the lavender paper layer. Always remember to flip your image before cutting heat transfer, and cut with the glossy side down.
Step Two: Assemble
After the pieces are cut, it’s time to assemble the card. The card flaps open on the back side of the card.
The key to an eye-catching card is adding little details and dimension. One of the great ways to do this is to add depth with foam adhesive. This card already has several layers, but you can put some foam adhesive dots or squares under some of the upper layers to “pop” them off the page.
I added foam adhesive to the back of these pink accent pieces and to the back of each pony.
Step Three: Embellish
I decided to add just a little more bling to this card by adding some heat-activated rhinestones with the rhinestone setter, and a scrap of ribbon at the top “tied” it all together nicely!
There you have it! The prettiest card at the party. I’m excited next time to make this card in shades of blue. Anyone having a boy? 😉