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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tricycle Birthday Boy

My grand nephew is celebrating his 3rd birthday this week.
Bye, Bye Boy by Mo Manning (Stamping Bella) was perfect for a busy little boy!

* The edges of the striped designer paper were machine stitched with dark brown thread and attached to a Dark Chocolate card base. 

* The focal image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. 

* The frame was created by cutting red paper with the Button Card die to make the 'opening'. I then measured and cut a thin frame and rounded the corners. The white image panel actually sits under the frame. The small yellow stars are the 'leftover' center stars from cutting the Star Borders die. You'll see that border in action on the inside of the card.

* The large layered star in the corner was made from various papers using the Seeing Stars die and the star from Tiny Tags die. The large blue star was hand cut to create a mat for the yellow star. The smallest blue star was made by layering several punched stars over a cardboard base to create a thicker star.

* The sentiment (It's a Jungle) was stamped with CTMH Chocolate ink.

* The inside of the card uses more of the designer paper on the bottom edge. 

* Star Border Dies were used along the edge of the patterned paper .... the die with the open star center was cut with the yellow paper and a second die was used to cut the red border; then they were layered ... yellow on top of red.   

* The 'faux' stitching was done with a brown marker.

* Another star was die cut with Seeing Stars die and the '3' was cut using the Block Numbers die. 

* The sentiment grouping was created using a variety of stamps: 
    hip hip HOORAY! (Fillable Frames #3);   YOU'RE (Star Prints);   today (Mat Stack 3 Collection)

Decorated Envelope:
I've been trying to embellish my envelopes lately, if I know the card will be hand delivered ... it gives me another reason to use my stamps and dies!!

* The name was cut using the Block Alphabet dies (lower case).
* A variety of stars were stamped with Star Prints.
* The Postmarks set was used to create the postal images at the top corner.

Card & Envelope Details  (PTI unless noted)
Stamps - Stamping Bella: Bye, Bye Boy; It's a Jungle, Star Prints, Postmarks, 
Mat Stack 3 Collection
Inks -  Memento Tuxedo Black; Close To My Heart: Chocolate, Moonstruck; 
Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise
Papers - Dark Chocolate; Stamper's Select White; 
We R Memory Keepers: Explore/Rucksack; Fancy Pants: It's Your Day/Hoopla
Dies - Star Borders, Seeing Stars Collection, Button Card Die, Tiny Tags, Block Alphabet and Numbers Die Collection; small star punch
Other - Copic markers, sewing machine, Sakura clear Gelly Roll Pen; foam dimensionals.


Joyce said...

This is such a darling card, both inside and out, and the envelope, too. You really went all out for this little guy, and I'm sure he will appreciate it. I didn't realize there were numbered stars in Star Prints.

Jill said...

Karen, what a super duper, polished, colorful, absolutely delightful card! I love the care and detail you put into your cards, and this is a perfect example. I especially am enjoying the layered star accent, and how you put together the inside sentiment from several elements! I have a question for you: do you keep a bunch of bobbins made up in different colors so you can quickly change thread colors on your sewing machine? I have been thinking of doing this instead of always stitching in white and I'm wondering if it's worth the effort, LOL!

Mayol said...

Your card is super awesome! i love everything about it! That image is so cute and so apt for a boy. The colors, stars and stripes make a great combination. i love how you used the star border die on top of the stripes. Let's not forget the envelope too! Great!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Your colouring is *awesome* Karen! And the inside of this card is great too - love it!!

Lorraine said...

Oh what a perfect little boy card, Karen! Your coloring of that cute Mo's image rocks and loving all of the stars & colors!

Michelle said...

You did the envelope too! I find myself quickly scrolling past your card to check out what you did with the inside....and you did the envie too on this one. Your finishing touches always get me - just great!

Anne B said...

Aww, that is just gorgeous and I'm sure he'll love the boy on the bike and all those stars too. Fab job!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome card & envelope. Love how you did the inside too! Your coloring is exquisite. Clever to use the die to make the frame.