Saturday, March 5, 2016

Seize the Birthday and MOJO 437

Hey Everyone!  I am back again with another card.  I was asked to create a couple cards for a friend of mine to give to her sister and family, and I jumped at the chance to help with this.  I played along with this challenge for my other card, and I couldn't help but play along with it again for this one in addition to another challenge.

The challenge over at Seize the Birthday is...

Then the challenge over at MOJO Monday is a sketch Challenge that I thought I would play along with too...

I love the way that this are turned out, and hope that she likes her Birthday card.

I started with a coloured image, the found a coloured card base in my stash, so had to use that and then finished it up with a saying and some embellishments.  It was an easy card, but I love how all of the elements came together to create this beautiful card. 

Here's the image that I used on my card...

Here's the side view of the finished card...

Here's the front of the card...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer  - used to cut various pieces of the card
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon with 
Double Sided Tape - used to attach the image to the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help tie the bow and place the sprinkles on the card front
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the sentiment and lift it off the card base
Acrylic Block - used to stamp the sentiment with
Cuttle Bug Machine  - used with the dies to cut out the sentiment and the image
MFT Pierced Circles Die - used to cut out the sentiment on the card front
MFT Pierced Square Die - used to cut out the main image on the card 
Teal Offray Ribbon - used for the bow on the front of the card (not exact product, but linked to something similar)
Promarkers - the medium used to colour the image with
MFT Ink  - used to stamp the image and the sentiment in
Penny Black - Heaven Knows - used as the main image for this card
Amy R - Its your Birthday Stamp Set - used for the sentiment on the card (cannot find a link as this stamp set is retired)
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to help embellish the front of the card
Wink of Stella (Clear) - used to add shimmer to the card
White Cardstock - used to stamp the sentiment on 
Copic Paper - used to stamp the image on 
Cardbase - paper used for the card base (cannot find a link for it)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards, I would love some feedback in the comment section below! 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes - post #1

Hey Everyone!  Its been a couple weeks since I've posted a card on here, but don't worry I will have 2 to post so I am going to be making up for lost time.

I designed a card for a friend to give to her Brother-in-law for his birthday.  When she had asked me to do something for him I jumped at the chance.  She then made it more difficult by telling me that he loves football and that it would be amazing if I could make a card that incorporated his favourite team...Greenbay Packers.  I started by consulting my book that I have with all of my stamps (stamped) in it to see if I had anything football themed, and well...NEGATIVE on that.  I then remembered that I have a couple cricut cartridges for my cricut (which I don't use all that often for some reason).  Sure enough there was a football player in there, so I decided that if I cut his uniform in Greenbay colours then maybe this would do the trick.  I also stumbled across some pattern paper that looked like turf/grass, so knew that this would work well also.  I went through my sticker drawer and came across some football stickers, however none of them seemed all that interesting for this card, but I was able to use some of the stars.  To my surprise the stars were greens and they worked perfectly with the team colours.  I am so glad to have had the chance to create a card for her to give to her brother-in-law which will hopefully make his special day just a tad more special.

I decided that the challenge over at Seize the Birthday was a great one to play along with this week, and am excited to be able to enter this card into the challenge.

Here's the challenge:

Here's the image that I used on my card...

 Here's the front view of my card...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the pattern paper and the card base
Cricut - machine used to cut out the image (linked to newer version than my current one)
Cricut Matt - used to hold the scrap paper for cutting
Create a Friend Cartridge - this is the program/photo bank that I used and selected an image from to cut
Create a Critter Cartridge - used for the wording on the inside of the card
Stars - used on the card as embellishments
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the 2 sided adhesives and foam.
EK Success Tweezers - used to help assemble Card
2 sided tape - used to adhere the background to the card base
2 sided foam adhesive - used to pop the football player up on the card
Ranger Matte Medium - used to adhere the pieces together for the football player.
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Recollection "Green Grass" Pattern Paper - used for the background of the image.
Coloured Paper- scraps from my stash
(so unfortunately no links available for them, but any solid card stock would work)