Thursday 4 May 2017

First Birthday Card with a Difference

This was made for the daughter of a friend of mine, whose 1st birthday it was yesterday.  As they are not particularly traditional in their tastes, I decided to make a card which is a bit different (although there is some pink on it)!

I created my own 16.5cm x 16.5cm card base from a piece of A3 white card.  The front was stamped using the Square Urban Stamp (Beautiful Time Pieces) by Papermania/Docrafts and the Chicken Wire stamp designed by Sam Poole for Creative expressions in Coffee Archival ink.  I wasn't worried about getting a perfect result, as I was aiming for a grungy result and most of the card was going to be covered anyway.

I cut a piece of Sheena's stamping card to 19cm x 19cm and stamped the XXL Carabelle Studio stamp 'Horloge du Temps' onto it using Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink.  Once dry, I trimmed the card along two sides down to 14.8cm x 14.8cm putting the trimmings to one side. I then went over the whole of the larger piece with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

Next, I went over the outside of the clock face with Walnut Stain Distress ink to darken those areas. I also stamped the 'Happy Birthday' line sentiment from Claritystamp across the top right corner and added a narrow dark brown mat (15.3cm x 15.3cm).
Taking the piece trimmed off the side of the clock, I over stamped it with the number 1 Typography number stamp by Docrafts using coffee Archival ink, cut round it and triple heat embossed the number using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to create a glassy finish.  This was later mounted onto white card to create a narrow mat before being added to the front of the card using foam pads for dimension.   Finally, using the piece trimmed from the bottom of the clock, I stamped 'Already?' using Coffee Archival ink and the Word Chain Alphabet by Claritystamp, trimmed the length to fit across the whole of the card and went round all four edges with Walnut Stain distress ink.  This was affixed to the card using Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue.

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