Friday, February 11, 2011

Penny Black: For you - boy's 8th birthday card

Hi blogging friends!  Thanks for stopping by :-)

I made a quick little card for my girlfriend's son's 8th birthday.  I was very inspired by Susan Raihala's children's cards on this post here on her blog:  Simplicity and really loved the layout.  Susan is the "Queen of CAS" IMHO (in my humble opinion) and I learn so much from following her Blog.  Susan's cards are always so well-balanced - something I struggle with at times.

Getting back to my card........I know that you have seen this little Penny Black dog before on my Blog, but I just love him because he is so easy to colour and is a fantastic stamp for masculine cards.  I love his happy little face and he makes me smile everytime I look at him :-)

I stamped both the image and sentiment with Vintage Sepia ink and heatset it with my heat-gun to ensure the ink didn't run when I added OMS to it.  I coloured the image with my trusty pencils and OMS.  I wanted the present to have a little bit of dimension, so I cut out some little pieces of Olive Green Glitter cardstock and glued them on top of the present on the image.  I really love this range of glitter cardstock by Best Creations - you will get soooo tired of seeing it on my cards LOL!   I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk (but you can't really see it in the photo - trust me - it's there). 

I then layered the image onto - yep, you guessed it - the same green glitter cardstock - then onto Kraft cardstock. The Kraft cardstock was embossed with one of the embossing folders from my Sizziz "Birthday set #3"; I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the same sandwich as for Cuttlebug folders, ie: A plate, B plate, folder with cardstock, B plate.

Well, that's my simple card - and I didn't even use any ribbon which was soooo hard as I kept thinking I should put one somewhere, but couldn't figure out where, so I left it off.  I guess I figured that if Susan didn't put one on her card, I didn't need one either; sometimes less is more (if you know what I mean!).


I am entering this card into the Splitcoaststampers 'Ways to use it' Challenge WT309 of 'Happy Birthday' where you have to use any sort of birthday products on your project, even if it's just a sentiment.

Thanks again for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Dog - Penny Black 'For you' 3446E, Sentiment from Penny Black 'Make a wish' clear set 30-052

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia

Designer paper:  Best Creations Olive green glitter cardstock

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Sizzix Textured Impressions #656504 Birthday set #3, heatgun, Kindyglitz red glitter glue, Kaisercolour blue chalk, Derwent Coloursoft and Prismacolor pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), paper stumps


Shaz in Oz. said...

Thanks very much Jobear, for the link for the cardstock did check it out and the fuchsia one looks very lovely.. they have American Craft brand at Spotlight as that is what it says on the one I bought, and it is very nice to feel and not too stiff, which I like anyway was $2 cheaper and did not have to have it posted too, but will save that for future reference as do buy online from time to time and always good to know.
Gorgeous card.. love simple this fellow too, have bought him a while back after seeing him on your blog.... must get on and do post as promised a new calligraphy post today...dont feel like doing it been to dentists and two filling next visit has an extraction, sigh!
ta muchly,
love Shaz in Oz.x

Nel said...

The blog is very good!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

I just love this little Penny Black dog too. Adorable and irresistable.

Love your card with the textured background. Your glittered cardstock really hit it's mark with adding dimension and shimmer to your project. Great job.

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Lindsay Weirich said...

great coloring!

Denise Marzec said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkly edging!! :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Loving this card.
Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Adorable! Love the CAS design and your coloring.

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