Saturday, October 30, 2010
Black Cat Scraps-Happy Sweet Birthday
To have this card make some sense you may want to watch the Coffee Technique video to see how I got to the point where this video starts.
This card was not originally intended for it's purpose until in the middle of making it I had visited my in-laws and had found out that my sister in-law was turning 16 on her up coming birthday. Once this card had a recipient in mind it made it much easier to finish it. It was a Happy Birthday to start off with so there wasn't much changing just adding.
I used my favorite letter pack, K&I Memories Juicy Summer Letters. They have a very nice font, very different from what I normally find in letter stickers. Although, the letter stickers I used were in a variety of colors but not in the color range I needed, brown, tans. Good thing I had a few options, cover them in the right color paper, trace them onto paper I wanted and cut the letters out or color them with paint or ink. It was quite easy to go about using an ink pad because when the stickers are on cardstock they, of course, are raised up a bit and for me, made it easier to not waste ink that I would never use being on scrap paper. I was able to brush the StazOn Timber Brown over the letters and get little on the scratch cardstock. Since StazOn dries relatively quick I was able to pick up the letters, place them on the cardstock where I wanted and then go over the letters with a Versa Mark Pen so I could enhance my letters with clear embossing powder with GLITTER! It looks very sharp and bold.
Cardstock- Cream,white and craft (Recollections), Tan (DCWV Neutrals-white core textured)
Stain Black Tea/Coffee
Letter stickers (K&I Memories-Juicy Summer)
Ribbon- Lace 5/8" (C&G), Brown 3/4" (Michales Stores), Cream 1/4" (Offray), Brown 1/8" (Offray)
Pattern Paper- white with black floral print (Me & My Big Ideas, Specialty Black and White Butterfly), Plaid inside card (DCWV 8x8 Sweet Stack)
Ink- StazOn Timber Brown, Versa Mark watermark, Color Box Chalk Fluid Cat's Eyes- Maroon through rose coral for small butterflies.
Embossing powder - (American Crafts-Clear with glitter)
Craft Glue- (Aleena's tacky glue)
watermark pen (Veras Mark
Stamps - butterflies/flora pattern (Stampendous), Happy Birthday (Inkadinkado-Happy Days)
Corner rounder (Fiskars)
Paper trimmer (Fiskars)