Happy Birthday Dad
My Mum and Dad share the same birthday 2nd January, which means I have to be super organised when it comes to their birthday cards. This year Dad’s card was easy to create using the Urban Underground Product Suite. I created a card that I hope looks a little like a tool belt and my inspiration comes from the catalogue itself. I used Crumb Cake card and scored it into 3 panels and sponged around all of the edges and the edges of the folds using Crumb Cake ink. I also cut a narrow strip of the same card and scored it into 3 panels as well. The small panel has what look like the heads of screws stamped into each of the corners of the three panels using Early Espresso ink. The image itself is from the Nailed It stamp set which I received for free at Onstage Live in November this year. Once I had stamped the card, I sponged all around the edges and the edges of the folds using Crumb Cake ink. I attached this narrow piece of card to the top edge of the larger piece of scored card. I also stamped the greeting “worlds greatest” from the Urban District stamp set onto the left hand panel using Early Espresso ink. I stamped the letters from the Urban District stamp set onto Crumb Cake card using Early Espresso ink and cut them out using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. These pieces are also sponged around each edge using Crumb Cake ink. I attached one letter to each panel to spell out “DAD” but I only used adhesive on the sides and the bottom of the panel, not the top, so that I could use them as pockets. I stamped the tool images from the Nailed It stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut them out using the matching Build It Framelits Dies and then coloured them using the Early Expresso and Basic Gray Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen. Once I had coloured the images I added some Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive to the back of the images and slipped them into the pockets.
I love this card, it has lots of details that will suit my Dad perfectly – he has always loved to build and create with wood.
I guess by now you are all getting a little tired of seeing samples from product you can’t order yet. Well it’s only a couple of days till you can start placing orders for all these fabulous new products.
Bye for now,