Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
After the talk of paper, I am not quite done sharing some of my recent projects. I love making a few birthday cards, to keep on hand. Now, I more often than not, prefer to work up cards with someone in particular on my mind. However, there are those occasions where my husband or a friend will come to me, asking for a quick birthday card. I like to have a few on hand, because more often than not, they are expecting me to hand the card right over. So, it is easier to just have a few ready for either men or women.
This particular card was inspired by a vintage card that Connie Stewart of simplysimplestamping.com had made. She worked with a technique that I just fell in love with. I really love the vintage look in cards and I am always happy to make a fun card. Without further delay, the supplies.
Base, dark brown measuring, 4 1/14 inches by 11 inches; scored at 5 1/2 inches
Two, light brown pieces measuring, 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches
Two, Vanilla pieces measuring, 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches
One, Light brown piece measuring 4 1/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches
One, Vanilla piece measuring 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches
As far as stamping is concerned, I limited that to only one ink pad, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso. The stamps used for this card were; Birthday sentiments from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts and a retired Stampin’ Up set called Artifacts.
I folded my scored base and used my bone folder to varnish my fold. I took a sponge and patted my stamp pad. I used this sponge to sponge the edges. Now, I did this to the front and inside my card. I also did this to all of my pieces. I thought by doing this, I was able to tie all of the pieces together. When I finished sponging all of my edges, without re-inking my sponge, rubbed my sponge gently all over my vanilla pieces. I thought that having a completely clean center to my card made the card a bit too focused on the center. The image on the side, contains my sentiment, that should be the main focus on my card.
I followed that by stamping the image of the clock all over one of my large pieces of sponged vanilla and the smaller vanilla piece. I took the other large vanilla piece and stamped the clock on the bottom right side. Once that was finished, I was able to layer my sponged vanilla pieces to their light brown pieces with tape runner. With tape runner, I layered the larger light brown and sponges on to the cards. The front got the sponged vanilla piece with the clocks all over it on the front. I thought this would give a nice background to my sentiment focal image. I layered the other piece to the inside of my card. Once the larger pieces were layered onto the card, I was ready to add the smaller piece. I mounted that smaller piece to front of my card using dimensionals.
It was at this point that I took a scrap piece of light brown and punched two labels. I then stamped my birthday sentiment on a scrap piece of vanilla and punched it out with my label punch. This part gets quite interesting. I took my inked sponge and sponged both labels. From that point, I cut the light brown label in half. I used my tape runner and added one half of the light brown to top of my vanilla layer, followed by my other half being attached to the bottom of my vanilla label. I made a point to have a bit of a border for the vanilla piece. I used dimensionals to attach the card to the bottom kind right side of my card front.
At this point, I looked at my card and it felt complete. I was very proud of it, and I had a blast working on it. I am actually very excited to see who will be receiving this card. A cool aspect of making cards to have on hand for the reason that I have, I never know who will be receiving this card. It will be really neat to see who receives this card.
I would love to see some of your card creations or any of your creations. Feel free to head over to my Facebook page and leave your pictures in the comments on any of my posts. I cannot wait to see what wonderful things you all have been working on.
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