Monday, March 18, 2013

Dome Birthday Card - Graphic 45 "All that Jazz"

Hello, It's Danita from My project this month is a acetate dome birthday card.  I picked up a 3 pack of domes and cards from the Heirloom Stamp Show that was here in Georgia in February and decided it was time for me to try to make one.

 Inside card
Close up of front. Notice I blinged out her jewelry!
Materials Used: Graphic 45 "All That Jazz"
                           Hampton Art Jazz Stamp
                           Recollections stickers and rhinestones
                           Gold Stickles
This is my first time using Graphic 45 paper. Really, I always thought it was weird looking and basically just ugly! I had a change of heart after my friend, Helen, decided to post that the Tuesday Morning stores were selling the usually $25.00 - $35.00 paper packs for $3.99!! For some reason I can't seem to turn away from a deal. Okay, so Helen is in Oklahoma, I am in Georgia so I went out on the hunt for her for the "Once upon a Sprintime" Collection. Well I couldn't just buy her some, now could I? Then she had the nerve to tell me about her sets of Graphic 45 themed paper!! So you know I had to get me some more. I don't have sets, but I did manage to get some different packs. I googled it and found quite a few very pretty cards, boxes and layouts. Now I'm hooked!! It's very good cardstock too, weighty.
Here's how I made the card:

Dome and card base
The card comes embossed and sized to fit the dome
I did not want to use the white card base so I used it as a template to create my base in a cream color cardstock.
Next I cut out an image I liked from the cardstock and used the template to cut out an oval shape base for the image.

Using my Cameo I cut out the frame, lettering and backing in black for the card. I glued the patterned oval to a solid black oval and popped up the couple with pop dots to make them stand out. Then, of course, I blinged out her jewelry using stickles. Once you have embellished your image, you will seal it into the dome.  I used my ATG gun. It should look like this: (see below)
I cut out another card in a lighter weight cardstock for the inside, stamped and embellished it. Here's the stamp I used.  It coordinates with the Graphic 45 paper I used.
Thanks for looking!!!



  1. Danita, you did again...nice card and you had the right stamp to compliment that paper! I've never tried the Graphic 45 paper but I have seen it in TM!

  2. gorgeous!! I love this card!

  3. That's a great card Danita and the dome looks amazing! Love your jazz theme and thanks for sharing your process. Chris :-)

  4. Super cute! Love that stamp set. :)

  5. Fabulous card! Love that paper and how you worked it!

  6. I just remembered I have some domes, but where? Lovely project Danita and thanks for sharing the tutorial.