Friday, August 1, 2008

A Birthday Present

I've been working on this card for two days. I just couldn't get it quite right, and I'm not sure that it is there yet. I'm done fiddling with it though. I need to move on, I think.

I've had this gift stamp from Denami Design for a very long time. I had it in a give away box earlier this summer, but changed my mind. I have this idea in my head that this stamp could be really great for birthday cards, but I'm having a tough time falling in love with my results. I'll keep trying. Without further ado, here is the most recent card using the present stamp.

First, I colored the image with Prsmacolor Pencils and mineral spirits. Then, I cut through the image with a craft knife and threaded ribbon through the cardstock to look like the ribbon on the present. There is also glitter on each of the stars and around the edge of each layer. The blue layer is randomly stamped with the star cluster stamp in the It's A Celebration set from Papertrey Ink. It's really sparkly in real life. I feel like the card is maybe missing something, but I'm not sure what it is. In any case it is a very post friendly card. No angry postmaster with this card. It's nice and flat. I have a nice postmaster that likes to answer questions and help me. He's one of the few. I'm lucky, super lucky.

Now back to the silhouette search. Thanks for visiting!

Cardstocks: white - Strathmore, Limeade - Bazzill, blue - DCWV
Stamps: Present - Denami Design, It's A Celebration (star cluster) - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink, Moonlight White - Brilliance, Sky - Paper Salon
Colored Pencils: True Blue, Apple Green, Canary Yellow - Prismacolor Pencils
Other: Ribbon - American Crafts, Glitter Pen - Sakura, Foam Tape - 3M

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