Monday, June 30, 2014

Memory Box Grand Happy birthday - brother's card

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

The cold Winter weather has certainly arrived with a bang where I live with some rather violent and windy weather during the past week causing quite a lot of damage around Victoria - and boy, has it turned cold.  After thinking at the beginning of June that there wouldn't be any snow this season on the Alps, now they have had huge falls that will make the snow-bunnies very happy. 

I am very unwell at the moment.  I contracted a horrible cold last week which I am feeling the full force of From Millan.Net.  My loved one has also contracted the same virus - fortunately, not as badly as me.  They are on antibiotics and are already alot better than 2 days ago.  I am very glad that it is now school holidays here so I don't have to venture out into the Antarctic to do the school-run and my wonderful husband is picking up bits and pieces from the shops for me on his way home from work.  Anyway, I will get on with sharing my card which I have been working on these past few days and will be giving to my brother for his birthday in August:

I have used my old favourite Penny Black dog stamp which I have used a ton of times in the past for masculine birthday cards.  I stamped him onto watercolour paper using Ranger Archival Sepia ink and coloured him with various mediums:  Faber-Castell watercolour pencils and Tombow pens using a #2 round paintbrush.   I stamped him again so I could have 2 layers to give him some dimension then fussy-cut him.  I wanted the present that the dog is holding to stand out against the muted tones so cut some tiny pieces of blue and red glitter cardstock and glued them onto the present.  Here is close-up of the cute little fella:

The diecut 'Happy Birthday' is a Memory Box die which I really love:  so many ideas and possibilities with this die.  I added the strip of designer paper near the bottom of the cardstock to balance out the card elements then tied on some Darice Hemp cord.  I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.  I had trouble with the bow and tails sitting flat so ended up gluing them down with some Fabric glue.   The card is a top-opening card so that made it nice and easy to tie on the cord.

Lastly, I glued on the paw pad button using Glossy Accents and corner-punched the bottom corners.

Finished size is 125mm x 125mm or 5 inches x 5 inches.


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #41 - Anything Goes (as long as it's square) 
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use it - WT480 Paper Tole/Pop-it up

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Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black 'For you!' 3446E wood-mount

Ink:  Ranger Archival Sepia

Designer paper:  Bo Bunny Zoology 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  Big Shot, Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday #98839 die, paw pad button - Buttons Galore and More - Pets Little Paws, Glossy Accents, Fabric glue, Darice Hemp cord (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, 140lb watercolour paper, Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, Tombow pens, #2 round paintbrush, cardstock - kraft, red and blue glitter

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner


Jackie said...

Hi Jocelyn, sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, I hope you are soon better, hugs.
I love this fabulous card and the colours combo is great :o)
Jackie xx

Whisper said...

Oooo i do hope you feel better soon - what a super man's card and i love the little dog too, Luv Sam x

Colleen said...

Winter on June 30th? Dare I tell you it is 108 degrees F in Phoenix? Love your cute little puppy, he is adorable. I love how you did the die cut "happy". Fabulous design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jocelyn, I love these Memory Box dies and your adorable little dog stamp looks so cute.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Jobear wodnerful card.. love that die too it is on my wish list on Pinterest :D one day :D have another small order so might get it them but waiting for really good special.. now am sad to hear you are still unwell again.. pray you are over it very soon... and all your household is well.. yes you really copped some nasty weather down there and it has not finished with another front due through.. thankfully we are bit protected up here from it and although it was down to 17c yesterday if out of wind it was just fine.. as you say going out can be the trick ..
Well great idea to stamp with sepia and watercolour it have that pad and never used it,
love and much prayer for you and yours, Shaz in oz.x

Glenda J said...

Fantastic! Love how you used the die with the image. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Merry said...

Another awesome that Happy Birthday die. Great card. I hope you are feeling much better now. Not good being sick when it is so cold.

Elaine said...

Fab card, but do hope you and your loved one are feeling better. Best wishes x

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