Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Birthday Card . . . and a new line of stamps!

Today I want to share a fun birthday card that I made, and some information about a new line of stamps that I just started to play with.  First, the card . . . 

Supplies used
Kraft paper card
Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Blue Wave
Teal cardstock
Yellow ribbon
Cuttlebug folder - Spots and Dots
Seed beads


I stared with a kraft paper card, and then trimmed a piece of Blue Wave cardstock by My Mind's Eye to fit.  Because I knew I was going to layer the teal cardstock over the top, I trimmed out the center of the piece before I attached it to the kraft card.  This allows me to save this inner rectangle to use for another project.  

Then I cut a piece of teal cardstock slightly smaller than the size of the card, so that you see a small boarder of the dot pattern from the Blue Wave paper.  I knew I was going to place a stamped image peeking through the teal cardstock, so I cut a small oval in the lower right corner of the cardstock.

Then I ran the teal cardstock through the Cuttlebug with the Spots and Dots folder, and I lightly brushed some blue ink over some areas of the cardstock to add more depth to the embossing.  I took a small piece of yellow ribbon and glued it down to the back of the teal cardstock and then brought the ends to the front to tie off.  

Then I stamped this cute little fish from the Mermaid Fairy stamp set 


I used several different colored pencils and markers to color him in and blend him.  I added some blue and teal seed beads to look like bubbles coming up from his mouth.  

And this is how the completed card looked.



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