Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Birthday

Hope you all had a marvelous holiday! Here is a birthday card for one of my family in December. I can guarantee this will be my last post for 2011! I am showing you the inside of the card as well.
 After I kind of laid the card out, I thought, I wonder if I put buttons on that red cardstock strip? So it kind of looks like a car on the left! I love this paper pad but sure don't know which one it is! Sorry. I finally bought some twine looking stuff - its actually that sew easy stuff and I got 3 colors on a spool. I did the stickles very differently and like how unusual it is. There are also some stickles on the colored part. The background layering paper is black which is probably a first for me. I just don't think of black as a color! (It is, though).

I actually kept track of the copics! Hope you like the card as much as he did! copics: E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E29, R20, R59, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, BG72, Y38. The sentiments are from Gina K. I found those cute car brads in my stash! I adore the buildings paper. Kind of thought it looks like a scene the way I laid it out? Of course that is Tim Holtz' distress ink around the edges.
Before I forget - I recently bought a Tim Holtz paint dauber - snow cap. I love that it stays a nice white unless you spread it really thin, then it mutes the color underneath it. I also bought a picket fence stain. (That also comes in a dauber like bottle). Loved both. I learned though that it does dry pretty fast! I kept waiting for it to dry as they were both so vivid! I also bought Tim Holtz' pine cone die and made a few pinecones! Love how that came out. Probably will show you in my next post. Found a youtube video on Cricut mat/book storage. She used a photo box (who doesn't have at least one empty one floating around?), the large index cards (think they are 5 x 7). You place the mat next to the book, write the title on the index card, file them alphabetically so you can find them again! -that is the real reason to organize. I also spent some time on my distress inks. I have bought at least 6 since the fall and I will take a photo and show you later. There are lots of ways of doing the inks, I use them in almost everything I do, so they need to be easily accessible without being "out". There is only so much room to put things out. So Happy New Year to you all!!!!! Lots of hugs and best wishes to everyone!! Please leave me a comment, so I start the new year all happy!! Barb F

6 comments:

Christina C. said...

This card is priceless, Barb...love this whimsical birthday card. Can't wait to see what you did with the TH pinecone die!
Wishing you a very happy New Year!

julieprice3 said...

Great job Barb! Love the quirky image
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Hugs Julie P

Sara said...

Yes, I like you sharing all your information. You know what else I would like to know is how you "organize your time."

And I love your work - so pretty!

Ellis said...

Wonderful card you've made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Danielle said...

What a great card! I love the background paper you chose for it.

Laurie said...

Very cute! A lot of detail too! Tons of imagination. Love it.