Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Penny Black Where's Dinner man's birthday card
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Today I am sharing a birthday card that I made for my brother-in-law:
The image was stamped onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured with a mix of Tombow pens + Faber-Castell, Lyra and Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils. I stamped the image again and cut out just the dog bowl/candle and coloured them. I then popped the dog bowl/candle up on dimensionals to give the image a bit of depth. I chalked around the image with blue chalk and then added some yellow chalk to add a glow around the candle and added a little to the dog where there would be a bit of glowing candle-light on him. I also added a little bit of Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the candle flame to make it sparkle - I can get away with that on a man's card can't I?!
Here is a close-up:
I have no idea who made the dotty background designer paper - it is one-sided and there is no name on it. If you know, please leave me a comment so I can update my post. The green designer paper is by My Mind's Eye: Lil' Robots Gizmo Gears from 2010.
The sentiment is a freebie stamp that came with a Quick Cards Made Easy magazine ages ago - "The Wild Ones" clear set designed by Adam Pescott.
The cardstock base and the side panel have had their layers trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements as it is easier for me to tie the knot on a separate piece so that I can get both the ribbon and knot to to sit flat. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
I diecut some stars out of green glitter cardstock using my Memory Box Celestial Bodies die set and Big Shot and glued them around the main panel. Lastly, I glued on the blue buttons using Glossy Accents. I sewed some matching thread through them first just to make them look finished: I don't like 'naked' buttons on my cards - guess I am a little quirky LOL!
I made my card for the following challenges -
Fan-Tastic Tuesday 'Where it's Hip to be Square' - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes - with the optional extra to make your own flowers (which I obviously didn't do!)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Penny Black Where's Dinner 1705J wood-mount, Sentiment from 'The Wild Ones' clear set by Adam Pescott (freebie from Quick Cards Made Easy magazine)
Ink: Ranger Black Archival
Designer paper: Dotted - unknown, Green - My Mind's Eye Lil' Robots Gizmo Gears (2010)
Accessories: Big Shot, Spellbinder Labels One large and small dies, Memory Box Celestial Bodies Die set, blue buttons and matching sewing thread, blue ribbon, Fray Stop, Perfect Layers Tools, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, 140lb watercolour paper, Lyra + Faber-Castell + Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, Tombow pens, #2 round paintbrush, Kaisercolour chalks, Glossy Accents, dimensionals, cardstock - denim blue, green glitter