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Saturday, April 7, 2012
Happy Easter - not an Easter card!
First off, Happy Easter and Passover to all of you! Now onto the card - this is a birthday card for a great grandson! He is 4! My goodness but they grow up so fast when you don't get to see them often. They are having a pirate themed party for him, but I happen to know he loves frogs and robots! For a wild change, I can tell you the papers that I used! I know, don't fall over! It is called Lil Robots by My Mind's Eye. I fell in love with that paper and bought 2 entire packs! I use it a lot. I do have a stump (stamp) that I could have put Tilda on but I didn't think it would look right on the beach! This was easy enough to draw and it gave her something to sit on. I tried something a little different when I colored the sand and surf. I do like the way it came out. That ship stamped real well but it just didn't seem black enough. I colored over it with c9. I am sure you can see I stickled lots of things. Look at the frog - see his eyes? The 4 was from an alphabet sticker set that just happened to be the right color. So the copics I used are: BG49, BG15, YR07, YG23, YG91, YG95, E15, E8, E37, E35, Y21, Y23, C9, C7, C5, W3, E00, E11, R20.
That huge treasure chest is a foam stamp. I thought it fit the bill for pirating so I bought it. It is white heat embossed, as is the sentiment. When I was laying the dp down, I came across this little pattern and really loved it, so I used it here. The skull and crossbones is a very little stamp which I stamped after the paper was glued down as it was just a tiny bit too plain for me. I included a couple of loose things inside the card. Which by the way, I made on black cardstock. For those of you who want to know, most of the cards I make for specific people, end up being 5 x 7. That gives me enough room to actually do something special. I find it very challenging to make smaller cards. The only ones that usually go for regular mail are the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards. This card was fairly flat as the only real height came from the googly eyes and the number 4. So here are the extras I made for my grandson.
This is the robot sticker from the paper pack. I cut out the hat to fit it on my cricut. Stamped and heat embossed white on the hat. I covered the whole thing with glossy accents. It took awhile to dry and then I put his name on the back with sticker letters and covered the whole back again with glossy accents. It is a bookmark for him. They go to the library a whole lot - my whole family are library people!!! It is very very shiny!!
This is a tag from the paper pack. And those nuts are also from the pack. I stickled the whole thing. That is his nickname. Cute! He is adorable! Now I can actually start on May which has a bazillion birthdays and now we will be having a new one! Hopefully there won't be any more new babies for awhile. This next May baby will make it 17! So until next time - hope you enjoy this post. Please let me know! Hugs to you all and stay safe in the holiday traffic!!! Barb F
Nearing 70, a great grandmother and just now turning into a crafter, I found that it is fun to share my scrapbooking type crafts with others. I am always organizing even though I am pretty good about putting things away after I use them. Guess that will be my epitaph, she was an organizer and a scrapbooker/cardmaker.