Spellbinders | Happy Birthday - Baby Boy Card. Adding colorful shadow to die cuts. Video

Spellbinders | Happy Birthday – Baby Boy Card. Adding colorful shadow to die cuts. Video

Hello, friends! Today I have a fun Baby Boy 5th Birthday card and video tutorial showing how to easily add colored shadows to any die cuts featuring dies from Spellbinders!

I am also using a new Prizm die cutting & embossing machine from Spellbinders – its the cutest little tool ever! Very portable and affordable die cutting machine.

Spellbinders | Happy Birthday - Baby Boy Card. Adding colorful shadow to die cuts. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a video tutorial where I explain the process in detail. Watch my video below or on my Youtube channel:

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CARD DETAILS

By die cutting any shape twice out of two different colors of cardstock and offsetting the top shape you can create an interesting and beautiful drop shadow effect, and whats fun – you can make that shadow any color you want.

Spellbinders | Happy Birthday - Baby Boy Card. Adding colorful shadow to die cuts. Video

To create this card I used several dies from Spellbinders and die cut them twice. The circus image as well as the banner garland were first cut out of light blue cardstock and I also die cut an additional shadow layer for each using a darker blue cardstock for the circus and yellow for the garland.

My card is a Happy Birthday one for a little boy who turns 5, but this technique can be applied to so many other projects and themes.

Spellbinders | Happy Birthday - Baby Boy Card. Adding colorful shadow to die cuts. Video

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders TOOL 'N ONE T-001
Spellbinders TOOL ‘N ONE T-001
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Spellbinders Ribbon Banners S4-324
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners S4-324
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Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
Bazzill 40 LB Vellum 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
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Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah 80 Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
3L Scrapbook Adhesives – EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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Lawn Fawn PERFECTLY PLAID Petite 6x6 Paper Pack LF1114
Lawn Fawn PERFECTLY PLAID Petite 6×6 Paper Pack LF1114
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Simon Says Stamp CUDDLY CRITTER ACCESSORIES Stamp Set SSS101611
Simon Says Stamp CUDDLY CRITTER ACCESSORIES Stamp Set SSS101611
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Spellbinders Amused 1 Dies S2-216
Spellbinders Amused 1 Dies S2-216
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Spellbinders Victorian Numbers Dies S4-540
Spellbinders Victorian Numbers Dies S4-540
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Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
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Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine PZ-100
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Spellbinders Prizm Cutting Plate
Spellbinders Prizm Cutting Plate
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7 Comments

    1. Im not a fan of baby cards, but this one is wow!! So classic baby boy feel. Cool!

    1. Oh my gosh! This is a work of art- from the stitching to the color choices, to all of the detailed elements u used on this! I bought a prizm not too long ago, based on your sneak peek video pre-release and I love it! I have a cricut and so many cartridges, so i didn’t want another machine for the big stuff…the prizm is perfect.

      And just when I told myself I was going to “chill” on ordering any more dies for a bit (til I play with all the ones I already picked up), u show how the banner dies and the amused circus pennants fit perfectly together!

      You r so talented! I always love seeing a new post from u in my inbox, and this is among the best yet. I had to drop a line to tell u how much I love the card ( and my prizm, thanks to u)! Have a fabulous day!

      1. oh my goodness! Thank you so much, Julie! Its comments like yours that make me want to do more! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
        have fun with your new machine!

    1. I love die cuts on cards. I’ve never tried to off-set my ides to make a shadow and am anxious to give it a try!

    1. This really is a very happy card. The receiver will surely adore it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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