Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Birthday Card

Sorry for the long break from my blog.  I have been busy moving into my new craft room.  It is coming along nicely…now I just have to clean up the mess I made in the old one and turn it into the school room.  It turned out to be a much bigger project than I had counted on.  Why do I always do that to myself?  My husband thinks I’m crazy, I say I am determined.

This is a card I made several weeks ago (months, actually).  I have several cards on my computer that I haven’t been able to post yet.   Speaking of computer, I had the biggest scare of my life.  I set up all of my computer stuff and hooked up my external hard drives. (I have two-one for school stuff and one for craft stuff.)  Well, when I went to post this morning it appeared that almost all of the stuff on my craft hard drive was missing.  I know I had a small heart attack!  After spending way too much time trying to figure out what was wrong and hyperventilating, I realized I was using the wrong hard drive! I was using the new larger size one that I bought to transfer my files to but haven’t quite finished doing that yet hard drive.  SO thankful that it was not messed up like a originally thought.  My heart is still racing!


Anyways, back to the card.  I used the Dot Spot stamp by Papertrey as well as the Big Birthday Wishes stamp set.  I also used the Background Basics Gingham stamp on the Lemon Tart strip at the bottom of the card.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It is hard to see in the picture but it really adds a nice texture and depth to the card.  The dot spots were stamped in Jenni Bowlin Chewing Gum ink and the smaller dots and sentiment in Raspberry  Fizz.  I stamped “birthday girl” from Enjoy the Ride in Momento Dandelion ink.  I die cut the “5” in Lemon Tart using the By the Numbers dies and stamped and embossed it like I did the strip on the bottom, tied some pink baker’s twine around it and adhered it with foam tape. The By the Numbers paper was die cut with the medium Scalloped die and a strip of Score-tape over the top covered in glitter was added to the bottom of the card.

Some exciting news---I just found out that my Copic  marker storage has been featured on the iCopic blog!  Check it out here.  Thanks so much, Samantha!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!



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Elizabeth said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the sparkle!