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Polka Dot Beaded Card

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This sweet Polka Dot Beaded Card is great for sending someone you love a little springtime birthday greeting.  Embellished with bright gems and decorated with lovely vintage flowers, this handmade card has a little vintage flair that any gal will love.  Even though this is a birthday card, you can easily use it as a thank you, an invitation, or a just a friendly greeting by simply changing the sentiment.

polka dot beaded card

Materials:

 

  • 6 x 6” Paper Pack (32pk) - Capsule - Lincoln Linen
  • 6 x 6” Paper Pack (32pk) - Capsule - Bexley Black
  • 1m Ribbon (6pcs) - Capsule - Bexley Black
  • 5 x 7” Embossing Folders - Birthday
  • Nesting Dies (5pcs) - Doorplate (Large)
  • 40ft Beading Wire (24 Gauge) - Gold
  • Bicone Beads Strand Crystal (18pcs) - Crystal
  • Bicone Beads Strand Crystal (18pcs) - Aqua
  • 8mm Jewel & Glitter Brads (24pcs) Gold

 

Instructions:

  1. Lightly ink the edges of an A6 cream card blank.
     
  2. Trim black dot Bexley Black Capsule Collection paper slightly smaller and glue centrally.
     
  3. Trim beige cardstock to measure 4.75cm tall and adhere across the card using 3D foam pads. Trim flush with the edge of the card.
     
  4. Trim Lincoln Linen paper to measure 4cm tall and ink the edges. Adhere along the cardstock border and trim the ends flush with the edge of the card.
     
  5. Twist lengths of black dot ribbon and adhere across using tiny dots of hot-glue.
     
  6. Die cut a doorplate shape from beige cardstock using the Nesting Dies. Die cut a smaller size from Lincoln Linen paper. Ink the edges of each and layer together. Add dot detail using a white gel pen. Adhere as shown using 3D foam pads.
     
  7. Emboss ‘Happy Birthday’ and trim each word to a rectangle. Lightly ink and arrange on to the panel as shown.
     
  8. Die cut several scalloped circles from various Lincoln Linen papers. Layer and crumple the edges to make shabby chic flowers. Add gem brads to the centre of each and arrange to the left of the card as shown.
     
  9. Tread beading wire through Cousin crystal beads and twist to make stems. Die cut several leaves and arrange around these and the beaded crystals around the flowers using hot glue to secure
     
  10. Cut pennant shapes from Lincoln Linen paper and adhere top and bottom as shown.
     
  11. Finish with accents of blue adhesive stones.
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