Hi everyone welcome to this weeks birthday card Tuesday.
Did everyone have a good Easter weekend? I know I did. On Good Friday I had some of the towns best fish and chips delivered to me by my sisters. It was raining and they stood in a very long queue for a very long time for which I am very grateful as the fish was delicious and still hot when it arrived(I offered to go with them but I live out of the way from where they were headed so they went without me).
On sunday we had a divine sunday dinner which my mother cooked, the lamb was the best it just melted in your mouth and the gravy had a little red wine in it. I got to see my nieces who I haven’t seen in a while the eldest who is 10 is now the same height as me, not that I am that tall to begin with 4 foot 9 inches to be precise.
The inspiration for this weeks card came about while I was flicking through the Spring/Summer catalog trying to decide what I should get next ( I just recently received my last order and I already want more stuff) and I came across a card on page 32. I looked at and thought I could make that, so thats what I did.
Here is the original.
And here is mine.
To create the card I started with half a sheet of A4 whisper white and folded that in half. I then layered a diagonal lined mask over the card and sponged coastal cabana ink on the lines so it filled 3/4 of the card. Using the same ink I then stamped some stars from the perpetual birthday calendar over the lines. Next I cut 2 strips of card, coastal cabana and crushed curry to the width of the card and layered them so only a little of the crushed curry showed.
For the sentiment I inked it costal cabana and stamped onto the layered card stock of the same colour. To finish the card off I punched out some crushed curry stars using the star punch from the itty bitty punch pack and stuck them on using dimensionals.Finally I tied some white baker’s twine in the middle of the two different coloured card below the sentiment.
I really enjoy trying to recreate some of the projects displayed in the catalog. I find it a challenge trying to figure out what products they have used and how they have used them. I also try to make them my own especially if I don’t have all the required materials like the clay letters they have used on the original version of this card.
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