Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I came upon Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge a few hours to late to enter my card that I made, but that's okay. I am helping to celebrate three birthdays this weekend so I needed some birthday cards anyways and I thought the sketch was perfect for what I wanted to do for Alana's card. She will be the BIG ONE along with her twin brother!

Here is the original sketch:
And here is the design I came up with:

Sorry if the sentiment seems a little out of focus. I took the picture several times and it just always seemed to be blurry. So, are you thinking where did she get that zig zag stamp?? Well, wonder no more. It is actually Stampin' Up!'s In Stitches Jumbo Wheel (pg. 143 of the 2011-2012 IB&C). Whenever I see a wheel that I think will be awesome for making my own patterned paper or to add something extra to a card like this one... I always buy an extra one. I keep one of them as a wheel and then I peel the rubber off of the other one. You can easily mount them onto Cling Mount foam (#124236 on pg. 205) and then make your own design that fits your project. There are even some new ones in this catalog that will also be perfect for this. (HINT: Buttons & Blossoms #124088) and I would highly recommend the Clear-Mount Perfectly Placed Guides (#121785) when using these because it really makes a big difference in getting everything straight! Be sure to pop those cupcakes up!!

Here is a photo of the rubber after I removed it from the wheel and trimmed out the pattern that I wanted:

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: SU! Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White
Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette
Stamps: SU! Create a Cupcake
Punches: SU! Cupcake Builder
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Adhesive

1 comment:

  1. You've been a card-making machine!! I'm going to get card envy of you, now!! Hee hee. Great card. I like the colors and love the zig zag stamp. I'll see you on Monday! :-)