Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Penny Black The Essentials Teacher's birthday card
Hi blogging friends
Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for my daughter's teacher who is a cat-lover so of course, I had to pick some Penny Black cats to celebrate the occasion:
I coloured the image with Tombow pens and a paintbrush. Of course, now that I love Tombow Pens, I want a whole set of 96 - but I'll just pick them up a few at a time to slowly build my collection. I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the envelope, flower petal, dots and ribbon on the present plus all the cat's cheeks. I chalked around the image with blue chalk.
The designer paper is from the Echo Park Hello Summer pad - so PRETTY - and I wish I had bought more because I can't seem to find it anywhere in Australia! The yellow layer under the image is also from the same pad. You can buy the digital version of these Echo Park papers HERE at Jessica Sprague's website. I happened to stumble across Jessica Sprague's website one day when I was searching for some retired Echo Park papers and discovered that not only can you buy the digital versions but there is a greater variety within each range that you would normally buy in a pad - plus they have digital papers from many brands such as Carta Bella, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Fancy Pants etc. etc. Personally, I haven't bought anything from this website because I keep forgetting about it LOL!
The cardstock base has a 1/8" border made by my Perfect Layers Tools.
The sentiment is from the Penny Black clear set Sweet Wishes. I added some punched hearts using some pink paper from the same pad (they are the leftover punchies after using my Valentines Heart edge punch and were the perfect size). I popped the sentiment up on dimensionals.
Here is a close-up of the image:
The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
I diecut some flowers from the same designer paper pad but just couldn't figure out where to put them: they just looked too "busy" because I already had the sentiment popped on. I always seem to get brain-freeze when it comes to embellishing my cards - so I just kept this one simple which is pretty-much my usual style.
Finished size is 6 inches x 6 inches or 15cm x 15cm.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #56 - Animal Antics
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Penny Black The Essentials 3833K wood-mount, Sentiment from Penny Black clear set Sweet Wishes 30-104
Ink: Ranger Jet Black Archival
Designer Paper: Echo Park Hello Summer 6" x 6" pad
Accessories: 140lb watercolour paper, Lifestyle Doily Rectangle + Rectangle Dies, Big Shot, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, dimensionals, Tombow pens, paint-brush, Kaisercolour blue chalk, silver-edged light blue organza ribbon, Fray Stop, Bow Easy, Perfect Layers Tools, cardstock - light blue
Punches: Martha Stewart Valentine Heart edge