Wednesday, March 10, 2010
hi again all! i forgot today was a friend's birthday so i put together a quick card this morning using MFT's Who's That Birthday Girl set- it is the cutest set ever (includes darling number candles, extra cake layers & awesome sentiments too, but my friend is turning 40 & i worried she might be a little sensitive so i opted to place a few regular candles on top of my cake!)
here's the deets: i used bazzill bling (from the sugar daddy pack- the dark brown) for the base and then some of the way cool Basic Grey Nook & Pantry papers for layering & paper piecing (i use the 6x6 paper pads for cards.) the edges of the base & bottom layer were distressed using a small razor blade. i added some of the awesome lace fabric ribbon from MFT's bakery blend ribbon nest (you need this ribbon nest!) and sewed around the background layer with my sewing machine (please don't look too close- it's crooked but i'm trying LOL!)
i stamped the main image twice on creme paper panels & colored with my copic markers. her dress was stamped onto the flower patterned Basic Grey nook & pantry paper, cut out & glued to the main image. the candles were stamped & cut out and added to my main image. her hands were colored, cut out & added on top of the cake in the main image (a la MFT designer Joanne B's awesome paper piecing tutorial video-here) the flames are accented with a copic spica pen (but it doesn't show). once fully assembled, i cut out the main image with my nesties and used the die as a stencil to sponge tim holtz tea dye distress ink around the edge-i love this look! the main image panel is adhered to the card using thick pop dots:
here's the inside:
this is just simply a trimmed creme paper panel a liner distressed with the same tea dye distress ink and a strip of scrap paper from the card front. i LOVE these sentiments in this set & had to use 2- just too fun!
anyway- thanks for looking & i hope you're having a great Wednesday afternoon.
asking everyone to please keep us in their thoughts- we go for our pre-op visit with the dentist tomorrow, and the pediatrician exam/sign off for surgery on friday- hope both appointments go quickly & easily for my sweet girl. thanks so much!