Sunday, January 25, 2009
Papertrey Blog Hop: Birthday Card Challenge
Tonight is the Papertrey Blog Hop. This month's challenge was to create a birthday card. Man, woman, child...all fair game! I chose to create a birthday card for a child (though I wouldn't mind getting this card myself, either - I like duckies).
The main image is the duckie from Bitty Baby Blessings. I stamped him in Dark Chocolate ink and colored him with colored pencils and mineral spirits (I'm noticing a bird/colored pencil theme to my projects lately). I cut him out and mounted him on a circle I die cut from dark brown Bazzill cardstock.
My card base is Papertrey Kraft that has been stamped with the smallest dot in the Polka Dot Basics set. The vellum layer is Papertrey's Linen Vellum Cardstock that I trimmed with my Basic Grey Notch & Die set. I've had that tool for awhile and I don't use it nearly enough. It gives such a nifty edge and there are so many possibilities! I adhered the vellum to the card base using vellum tape. I love that this vellum is so nice and heavy. It's really forgiving with things like adhesive and can tolerate a lot of handling.
Then, I layered Lemon Tart Saddle Stitched ribbon and dark brown double sided satin to give a little more visual interest to the space directly below the scalloped edge. I finished the card by attaching the duck medallion with foam tape and stamping "happy birthday" in Dark Chocolate ink. Thank you for stopping by today! Take care and I'll see you soon...
Cardstock: Kraft, Linen Vellum Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; Brown - Bazzill; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics, Birthday Basics - Papertrey Ink
Fibers: Lemon Tart Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; 1/4" double sided satin - American Crafts
Tools: Nesting Circles Dies - Quickutz; Die Cut Machine; Notch & Die Set - Basic Grey
Other: Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Foam Tape - Scotch