Friday, February 13, 2015

Dad's Birthday

So my dad's birthday is coming up in a few days and I need to get a card in the mail for him. I looked through my stash and nothing was popping out at me as the "right" card for him, so I sat down and played with the new Big Day stamp set from Sale-A-Bration. I'm seriously loving these stamps!

I typically don't use a lot of DSP when I'm working. I don't know why, really. It might be that I like to have the option of recreating a card if I really like it and I can't if I run out of the paper...hmm...interesting insight into my brain...
Anyway, I cut a piece of Smoky Slate paper into a 3 1/4 x 2 inch strip, rounded the bottom edges, and used a tag topper to punch the top and repeated this with a Lost Lagoon piece. I then heat embossed the white image on the Smoky Slate and colored in "cake" with a marker. I heat embossed the image again on a scrap of Lost Lagoon and fussy cut around it to give it a little "pop" on celebrate. All that was left was to trim up the DSP and punch a little detail into the sides (I'll admit, I used a push pin because I couldn't find the right tool...). I wasn't liking how bright those circles were, so I attached a piece of vellum to it to soften it up. I tied a piece of baker's twine (not SU) through my tags and attached them to finish it up.

I had to stamp something on the inside...I used to leave cards blank because I just didn't have the right images, but this set seems to be perfect for both the inside and the outside of a card! I stamped the cake with StazOn and then used the Smoky Slate Blendabilities on the cake stand. I used a blender pen and my ink pads to add a little Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon to the cake. I like using the blender pen instead of the markers so I can add a little dimension when I'm coloring if I don't have Blendabilities in the colors I want to use.

That's it! I think it's perfect for my daddy and I can't wait to get it in the mail this afternoon!

Stamps: Big Day
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Vellum
DSP: Moonlight
Ink: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Versamark, StazOn Black
Other: Baker's Twine, Lost Lagoon marker, Smoky Slate Blendabiltiies, White Embossing Powder, Push Pin (paper piercing), Blender Pen

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