Saturday, May 28, 2011


Birthday Wishes for Grandpa

This is another birthday card that I made recently. This one was for my husband’s grandfather.

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Occasional Quotes
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Old Olive Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Accessories: Twill Tape (?), Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Black Brads, Needle Tool, Mat Pack.

The card base is Not Quite Navy cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”. The top of the cardstock was brayered first with Tempting Turquoise ink and then with Pacific Point ink, not covering the Tempting Turquoise ink entirely. The tree tops were stamped with Pacific Point ink taking care not to ink up the grassy hills under the trees. These Pacific Point trees were stamped across the card right where I wanted the horizon line to be.

The next row of trees was stamped in Basic Black ink. This time I included the hills when inking up my stamp. Next I used the direct to paper technique to color in the grassy area first with Old Olive ink and then with Always Artichoke ink to add some shadows. The edges of the panel were sponged with Early Espresso ink all the way around.

The image panel was adhered to a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. A piece of what I believe is Twill Tape, came from the grab bag, was added around the panel and tied into a knot. The panel was then adhered to the card front.

The greeting from Occasional Quotes was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock in Basic Black ink and punched out with the Word Window punch. The Modern Label punch was used with a scrap of Old Olive cardstock to get a second label. The Whisper White greeting was adhered to the Old Olive modern label then the Mat Pack and Needle tool were used to pierce a hole through the labels and the card front. Two black brads were added to the holes to finish off the card.

That’s it for this lovely scenic birthday card. Have fun stamping!