Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CARDS Gallery Challenge–Happy Birthday!

Hi Kids!
A Gift For You
Can you believe I’ve posted so many days in a row?!!  This is kinda fun . . . I gotta remember to do this more often.  LOL  So, today I wanted to share with you the card that I made for the current CARDS Gallery Challenge, which is to create a birthday card.  Easy, right?!

I’ve actually had this idea in my head ever since some new PTI stuff arrived at my doorstep a few weeks ago.  I love their dies – so fun and super versatile.  So many of them mix and match together to create some really great embellishments.  I used the Take Three die to create the openings on the card base for the gifts.  Then I embossed the woodgrain onto the card base using an impression plate.  Then I used the ribbon/bow from the Make A Wish Collection dies.  Assembling it all was super easy!  I just created a panel for the inside of the card, and adhered three strips of polka dot paper so that each color peeked through each opening – I adhered the polka dot panel to the inside of the card using pop dots to give the gifts some dimension.  The ribbons/bows are attached to the card front with a glue pen.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with navy embossing powder.  Easy peasy!!
PAPER:  NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Solar White Ultra Smooth CS), PAPERTREY INK (Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening and Hawaiian Shores CS), ECHO PARK (Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Collection)
ACCESSORIES:  PAPERTREY INK (Take Three Die, Make A Wish Collection Die, and Woodgrain Impression Plate), SAKURA (Quickie Glue Pen), ZING/AMERICAN CRAFTS (Denim Embossing Powder), STAMPIN’ UP! (Stampin’ Dimensionals)

Okay, that’s it for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


bosenberries said...

super clever!

Arlene said...

WOW, this is perfection! Absolutely gorgeous card. :)

Lori Barnett said...

This is SOOOO CUTE! Love the woodgrain paper. Everyone should have like 500 sheets of that stuff ;) LOL!

Erin Smetak said...

This is a pretty cool idea! I love your out of the box ideas!!!!

Glenda J said...

So creative and fabulous! Love the texture and all the white space. Congrats on being featured in the CARDS gallery!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Love this card! Thanks for submitting it to the CARDS challenge!