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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Birthday Cake

I am still sick with the flu, and although I can feel I'm getting better each day my productivity is still really low. I feel like I'm doing everything in slow motion. So I won't even mention how long it took to put ONE card together!! LOL

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Card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
STAMPS: dog - Rare Image Rubber Stamps, cake and herringbone bkgd - Stampin' Up!, sentiment - My Favorite Things
INKS: Staz-On Jet Black
SUPPLIES: Cuttlebug folder 'Numbers', colored pencils, Inksentials white gel pen, black brad, pink embroidery floss, brayer, ribbon, paper flower, Colorbox Stylus sponge tip dauber, pop-dots, Nestibilities oval, scallop-edge scissors, small circle punch, white acrylic paint, glitter glue
SKETCH: MJ's #51
NOTES: sadly I don't own all the Nestibilities LOL so I cut the white oval with one, then used a pencil to trace around the outside edge of the die onto the green cs, then cut along the line with the scallop-edge scissors ~ I wanted a fancy brad but didn't have any to fit so I used a white gel pen on a black brad. It smeared a bit when I scanned it so I'd recommend using something more permanant, like acrylic paint, white nail polish, etc. and sealing it afterward ~ I put foam dots under the paper 'ribbon' with the sentiment on it for some dimension ~ the pink background was a scrap where I had brayered leftover pinks onto a scrap awhile ago, and I just ran it thru the Cuttlebug folder, then highlighted the numbers with white acrylic paint and the stylus sponge tip

If you're feeling like a stumped stamper I highly recommend checking out some sketch challenges, picking a layout you like, and going from there. It can take some of the what-do-I-do-first pressure off :o)


MJ said...

This is so cute. Love the herringbone buttons! Such a great card. Thanks so much for playing along.

Ret said...

Aw, Nancy, I love this, it's just adorable! Great tip about the sketches, thanks Nancy. Love the slice of birthday cake! hehe

leenda said...


Beth said...

How cute and sweet this card is hope you get over the nasty bug you have soon Nancy

Nancy Y said...

oh, I'm sorry you've been sick.
that just bites doesn't it?

but at least your creativity is still intact :-)

Manna said...

Hey, I love how you improvised! What a fun little card. Hope you are back to your normal self by now!