Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Birthday card for class

Well, I meant to do a lovely green card yesterday in honour of St. Patrick's Day but with one thing and another I didn't get to it. I did make green eggs for lunch for my girls though and remembered to send DD1 to school with a green shirt on. Aside from these festivities, I was busy finishing up my card designs for a class I'm doing on Saturday. I've got them finished now, and this is one of them. (There are three: a birthday, thank you and all-purpose.)

I wanted to show the ladies how to use the wheel and handle on one of the cards since the current special is "Free Wheeling", where if you buy one of the selected stamp sets, you get the coordinating wheel free. The wheel shown here isn't one of the free choices, but it will show them how quick and easy the wheels are to use.

I used the Petals wheel and Tempting Turquoise ink to make the background and added a layer of Old Olive and Taken With Teal. The focal image is stamped on Whisper White and I inked the stamp using my Rose Red and Old Olive markers. I stamped "happy" on top in turquoise, and "birthday" on top of that in Purely Pomegranate. I finished off the card with some accents: magenta fine cosmo glitter on the round part of the flower, and some pomegranate ribbon. (The stitched ribbon is shown here, but my ladies will use the polka dot ribbon from the super-yummy Sherbet Ribbon Originals. Both look nice, but I want to use my Sherbet ribbon before it dies of old age and neglect.) I'll give the ladies the opportunity to stamp the nice birthday sentiment from Full of Life (Occasions Mini) on the inside. It says, "May every part of your birthday have happy in it!". I don't often stamp on the inside of cards, but this set is going to change all that I think!

That's it for this card - so quick and easy! I like that colour combination, but then I like anything with Purely Pomegranate on it. Thanks for looking.

PS. I fixed the recipe amounts from my last post - I had forgotten to put the units in for some of the items. Oops! I'll be giving a year's free subscription to my blog to the person who noticed ;-) (This is a joke - all blog subscriptions are free - you just click on the link in the sidebar and follow the instructions and you'll get an email whenever I post something.)

All supplies Stampin' Up!: Stamps: Polka Dots and Paisley, Petals Jumbo Wheel, Everyday Flexible Phrases; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Purely Pomegranate; Paper: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal; Other: Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Ribbon, Cosmo Fine Glitter, Glue Pen, Old Olive and Rose Red markers.

1 comment:

  1. If you are wondering why the explosion of hits today, I am using your recipe, youtube and Itunes at the same time. Great cards. I'll let you know on the chicken.