Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Just cruisin' with Wellington Bear birthday card

Hi blogging friendsFrom Millan.Net

Sheesh - sure is windy where I live - which makes it very hard to take photographs of cards outside but inbetween gusts, I managed to take a photo of my husband's birthday card:

My husband's birthday isn't until August so I am a little ahead of schedule - yay me!

The main image is from the Docrafts range - Wellington Bear - and came already diecut so I just popped out the pieces and trimmed off any daggy bits then layered them up with dimensionals.  I did actually trim the panel down a bit on the sides because it was a bit too wide for my card base.  I just LOVE this Wellington Bear range:  so perfect for masculine cards I think.  You can see my other Masculine Wellington Bear cards HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

The designer papers - the blue and the dotted paper - are from the Fancy Pants Beach Bum 6" x 6" pad.  I love how the dotty paper had the blue and rusty red colours in it that matched the car and Wellington's scarf so perfectly.  The card base is kraft cardstock.  All the layers were trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

The ribbon came from Riot Art and Craft (a recent purchase) and was attached in 2 separate elements and I added Fray Stop to the ends to stop them from fraying.  This ribbon frays terribly so the Fray Stop is fantastic for those types of ribbons because you can add the Fray Stop first then trim so the ribbon doesn't have a chance to unravel.  The ribbon knot was glued on using Fabric glue.  The ribbon is quite thick and I chose it specifically because of its knitted texture echoing what I think Wellington's scarf would be like in real life (yes, I have a vivid imagination - as if you would see a teddy bear driving a car!).  

The buttons are from my stash and have matching thread sewn through them before gluing on using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.

The sentiment is also from the Wellington Bear pack and was popped up on dimensionals.


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to use it - WT489 - lots of dots (or spots)

I think you could use this card for Father's Day as well as a birthday card.

I haven't had much cardmaking time nor blog visiting time of late as my loved one has been sick for the past few weeks - in total (including their cold) about 5 weeks straight.  They are slowly improving so I hope that once things settle down, I'll have a little more "me-time" to catch up with my blog visiting.  

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer paper:  Fancy Pants Beach Bum (2011) 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  Docrafts Wellington Bear A4 Ultimate Diecut Decoupage pack (image and sentiment), dimensionals, Multicraft Imports SR108J ribbon (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, blue buttons (stash) and matching sewing thread, Perfect Layers Tools, kraft cardstock


Elaine said...

Fabulous, hope everyone will be well soon xx

Jackie said...

What a lovely card. I hope your loved one is soon well again, hugs.
Jackie xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jobear am sorry to hear of the ongoing illness of your dear one :(
Pray this passes soon. Well done on being ahead on your cards... surely wish I was!!! :)
Love this card to buttons in the corner are lovely addition. Hugs and many prayer for all of you each day. Shaz in Oz x

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