Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Penny Black 'For you' - a birthday card for my Godfather

Hi and welcome to my little Blog :-)  This is a scheduled post because I won't have access to my computer for 2 weeks - it will be very strange to not use it - eek - I think I will feel naked!! Anyway, onto the card.......

I made this quick and simple birthday card for my Godfather's birthday.  Hope you're not tired of looking at dog cards!  We have so many male birthdays in August in my family - I feel like it's a production line!   I have used one of my favourite sketches from Splitcoaststampers SC278 - it's a great sketch because you can have lots of layers or very few.  This time I used a circle for the centre image instead of a square.

Not much to explain really.  I stamped the image with Versafine Vintage Sepia and coloured it with OMS and Prismacolor pencils, then lightly chalked around the image.  I stamped the image again and cut out just the present, added some fine blue glitter with AI glue just to add a little "zing" to the card, then popped it up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).

I used a Horizontal Slot Punch to punch the hole for threading the ribbon thru just for something a little different but not too fancy for a guy's card.

Easy peasy!

I'm also popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers 'Free for All' Challenge F4A17 of "Man's Best Friend" which can be a dog, cat, goldfish, reptile - any pet you like.

Thanks again for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'For you' 3446E

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia

Designer paper:  Digital by NitWit Collections Fat Quarter Bundle Series "Me-Wow" ©2009 by Mary Fran of

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Square Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Art Institute blue glitter (from Shabby Chic set), Art Institute Designer Dries Clear adhesive, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), grosgrain ribbon, OMS, Prismacolor pencils, Kaisercolour chalks, Stampin' Up Horizontal Slot punch, paw pad button by Buttons Galore: Pet - Little Paws, Cardstock:  chocolate, mustard, KW Doggetts Knight (white)


Merry said...

Really love this card. I like the layout and may just have to borrow layout idea for a challenge I set which was to have cats or dogs on it. Shame I don't have a cute stamp like yours.

Karen said...

What a CUTE card! I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed going through your blog. You do such great work!
TFS, Cheers Karen
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