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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Birthday Stars and Circles

     My brother's birthday was in the middle of May, and since I had the  
Circle Cover Plate sitting on my desk, I thought I would CASE one of my own cards (here)  for his birthday card. I used 7 different patterns and colours for the stamped circles.

* The 'circles' were cut from white card stock, stamped with various colours and patterns and then inserted into the blue frame. 
* The sentiment panel was cut with one of the Half and Half dies and then stamped with a bracket and sentiment from the Half and Half set. Before securing it to the front of the card I sponged the edges with blue ink, impressed it with the Woodgrain IP and machine stitched along the top of the panel. 
* I die cut the star several times and then stamped one of them with Star Prints in Pure Poppy ink. The stars were layered together to give a little more dimension/thickness and then attached to the sentiment panel. A small star (Golden Harvest) was added to the center of the red star.

Card Details:  PTI, (unless noted)
Stamps - Boy Basics: Simple Circles, Dot Spot, Bits and Buttons, Just for You, 
Star Prints, Half and Half
Inks - Pure Poppy, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Blueberry Sky, 
 Simply Chartreuse, Chocolate (Close To My Heart)
Paper - Stamper's Select White, Blue (Recollections)
Dies - Circle Cover Plate, Seeing Stars die, Half and Half die
Other Supplies - Woodgrain Impression Plate, star punch, sewing machine

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C. 


Tonya Jastad said...

Karen this is awesome! I love the original card too. Really great job!

Leigh said...

This is fabulous, Karen! I love the colours you chose!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Great masculine card!

Mel said...

Such a fun card!!

Steph Hilt said...

This is such a colorful, fun card. I hope your brother appreciates how much work we know you put into his birthday card. You really did an awesome job Karen!

Nora N. said...

This is awesome!! I LOVE the primary colors and those fun circle stamps you used!! Fabulous card!