Monday, June 30, 2014
Memory Box Grand Happy birthday - brother's card
Hi blogging friends
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 . 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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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