I got together with my friend Lori on Sunday. One of the things I worked on was a birthday card for Jacey, Jennika‘s little boy. Jennika is the friend who made Jessica the adorable little knited hat with flower, which I just realized I never shared with you. Isn’t that hat adorable? You can get your own at Beany Bling (Jessica is a model there).
Anyway, Jacey and Lillie’s carnival birthday party is this coming weekend. Jacey likes blue and green and I know that his bedroom is getting a pirate make-over, so I borrowed this stamp set from Lori. I made this card for this week’s Stamp Something Challenge, to make something layered. To qualify for layers (outside of the matted map), I used a technique to give the little pirate boy dimension. I ran him through my Xyron 5″ Creative Station three times. The first two times I adhered him to white cardstock. This made him three layers of cardstock thick. In addition to dimension, this technique provided stability. After the third run through the Xyron, I stuck him to the card. I thought it might be safer for the pirate boy this way once he made it into the hands of soon-to-be three-year-old Jacey.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Ahoy Matey, Matey’s Map (wheel), On Your Birthday (sentiment); A*Muse Waves
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Kraft, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Stazon Jet Black; Versamark (waves)
Markers: Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Going Gray
Tools: colored pencils; Xyron 5″ Creative Station
I ended up making some extra cards, but changed the sentiment. One or more of the extras will go to Operation Write Home.
Additional Stamps: Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory Tropic Sentiments
I’m really digging these Tropic sentiments. I bought the tropic set and the 2 coordinating sentiments quite a while back and I finally got around to mounting them on EZ foam so I can use them.