Spectacular birthday

Chapter: Projects   Series: Bookmarks & Cards

No spectacle die shouldn’t be used in a “spectacular” way, right?

Just a spectacular way to express best wishes.

I hand-lettered spectacular with a pencil then went over it with my favourite oil-based marker. Tracing the word out with a pencil first provided a guide for me in word placement.


  1. Die cut the eyeglasses out of plain cardstock twice and once on black cardstock.
  2. Pad down one of the die cuts from plain cardstock with embossing ink. Heat set with Gold Tinsel embossing powder.
  3. Adhere this piece onto the other plain die cut. I like to give the eyeglasses just a little thickness.
  4. On a card panel, draw a pencil line and sketch out the word “spectacular” then go over with a black marker. Erase pencil marks.
  5. Stamp the rest of the words.
  6. Adhere the eyeglasses. I also added 3 stars that were die cut out of the gold embossed eye lenses.
  7. Adhere panel onto card base with tape runner.

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