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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pocketful of Balloons

Where has this month gone?? I've been busy with various projects, but have let my blog posts slide ... I'm back today with a birthday card I made last month for my youngest son.  I combined stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink and a set from Close to My Heart to make this card:

* I started with a Rustic White card base and then added a 3" strip of Summer Sunrise cardstock (impressed with the Canvas Impression Plate) onto the left side of the base. I wanted to create a pocket that resembled the dark denim look with the contrast stitching. To do this I stamped the stitching lines (Rugged Dude) with Versamark, onto Summer Sunrise card stock and then used clear embossing powder. This allowed me to stamp the coordinating 'denim texture' (CTMH Moonstruck ink) leaving the embossed stitching the original colour. I really like how this turned out and will definitely try it again.
* Six balloons were die cut with Heart-2-Heart #2 die and then stamped with red, green and blue polka dots, attached to the card front with foam dots and finished with Linen thread and a little bow.
* The sentiment is a combination of Back Pocket Basics and  "birthday wishes" from Vintage Picnic Sentiments. Three amber coloured stars from my stash were added to the top right corner.

Card Details:  (PTI, unless noted)
Stamps - Back Pocket Basics, Heart-2-Heat #2, Vintage Picnic Sentiments; CTMH: Rugged Dude
Inks - Soft Moss, Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy; CTMH: Moonstruck;  Versamark;
Papers - Summer Sunrise; SU: Rustic White
Dies - Heart-2-Heart #2
Other Supplies - Canvas Impression Plate; Clear embossing powder; SU Linen Thread; Amber rhinestone star adhesives; 3D dots;


Jen said...

oh, so cute!! i love that pocket...i don't have that one and oh, i LOVE what you've done with it!!

craftmates said...

oh, I love your card Karen! The denim pocket is perfect! - Irma

Rhonda said...

What a great boy card! lots of detail Karen.