Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Birthday Card Details for ScrapThat!

Birthdays are always a special time of celebration. My husband, Gary, had a birthday earlier this month, and I created this card for him. We rarely celebrate on our birthdays so having this card to give him helped make it a special day. Yes, we did celebrate this past weekend by having all our children gather here with us for dinner and a sweet time of fellowship together. 

I created this card using the April ScrapThat! Kit featuring the Donna Salazar Natural Beauty Collection. The colors and designs of these papers are so perfect for a masculine touch!

Birthday Card

Tips and Techniques:

Stamping ~ Each of these banner flags except the bird was stamped using a variety of stamps from Donna Salazar (Ruler), Tim Holtz, and Inkadinkado. The red heart was also heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I love you was hand written and Happy Birthday was created with my printer. 

Doodling ~ I doodled around the edges of most of the flags. 

Distressing ~ I used my Tim Holtz distress tool around the edges of the mat and the flags were inked on the edges. 

Handcrafted Flowers ~ I used scraps of the kit paper with Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies to create these sweet flowers. I inked them with brown distress inks to keep a masculine feel. The centers are the kit pearls colored with alcohol ink. The leaves were also cut from kit paper scraps, but with Donna's Bitty Blossoms dies. They were pinched to add veins and colored with green distress inks. 

Cording ~ I had one small piece of the kit cording left. This cording is so gorgeous that I pulled the scrap apart and tucked it into my cluster. 

Chipboard ~ I inked this Dusty Attic piece in greys and black soot Distress Inks, then covered with clear embossing powder and heat set for a glossy finish. 

Burlap and Bow ~ I backed a strip of the burlap with iron on interfacing to give stability, then spritzed with spray ink in a color similar to the burlap. I cut a strip and adhered it around the front to the back of the card, trimming even at both edges. Then on top of that I adhered sheer ribbon leaving a length on both ends long enough to tie a nice bow. The front mat is adhered over the ribbon to the front of the card.

I'm hosting the ScrapThat! April DT Challenge. All you need to do is include cording, fabric, thread . . . on your project. Stop by the forum for all the details and to enter your project. I'll be drawing a name to select a random winner for a package of gorgeous Prima paper, and if we get more than 10 entries I'll be selecting a second winner to receive 6 of my handcrafted twine flowers in a variety of sizes and spring colors. We only need two more entries for me to give away my special prize. 

Don't forget about Amy's April Sketch Challenge. All the details can be found here

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  1. What an amazing card! The colours and the fantastic design. It is just amazing. It's so time to get those amazing flower dies and special study your creations. Fantastic!
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  2. This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors, the flowers and loveeeeeeeee the layered pennants!!

  3. Oh wow, this is just so gorgeous Love how the whole design flows with the variety of elements you have used.
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  5. gorgeous card and LOVE LOVE the flowers!!!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design!! The papers you used are just fabulous!! What a stunning card!! I hope your hubby had a wonderful birthday!! Have a great evening :)

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  8. Wow! The design and details are exceptional, Tracey! Gorgeous work! Love it!

  9. beautiful card while still being masculine!

  10. beautiful card Tracey!! love the design and colors!!

  11. Beautiful, I love that chipboard and the flowers around it!!

  12. Colour scheme—perfect. Design—totally gorgeous. Overall, it's so amazing! Thanks for informing us how to do this awesome card. Three thumbs up!


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