Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sail on in for some bithday fun!

I made this card for three reasons...one for a color challenge that was posted for today:

1. to use real red, blue bayou and soft sky

2. I need a birthday card for my cousin's little boy that will be turning one

3. I wanted to use a nursery set to make something other than baby cards.

What do you think? Did I meet all of my criteria?

We'll start with the card base...real red. That was easy, right? lol!

Next I took piece of blue bayou and stamped the little star from Nursery Necessities in blue bayou all over in a random pattern. I next stamped my sentiment "happy birthday" from Stem Sayings in basic black. I used this sentiment because it is a wavy design.

Now for that main image:

I inked up the sail boat from Nursery Necessities in blue bayou and before stamping I took my real red stampin' write marker and inked up the little flag. After stamping that on to whisper white I stamped the boat again on a piece of scrap whisper white in soft sky and cut out the two sails in one piece. To make some definition on the image, I took my basic black stampin' write journaler and used the 0.6 side to draw lines around the image and make little stitch marks. I adhered the sails up on stampin' dimensionals. I matted that entire piece onto real red and then soft sky. i wanted to off set the upper corner so I pulled the black from the stitching and made a simple knot and adhered it to the back of the main image panel with mini glue dots. I mounted the main panel onto stampin' dimensionals also.

I also think this card could be easily transformed into a little boy's valentine card by simply changing the sentiment and using the small heart stamp from the Big Bold Birthday stamp set. What do you think?


Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

THis is absolutely adorable! So cute!

rozie640 said...

Adorable card, love the stitching!