Also, I created another birthday card that I wanted to share with you. This one was for my nephew who just turned 10! I decided to do another easel card and wanted to stick with something he's into these days so I was super happy to find a four-wheeler (or quad, as they call it in Arizona) on my Potpourri Basket cartridge. That cartridge really does have a lot of cool stuff to use for all sorts of things! If you have it, pull it out and look at it again. I was pretty amazed that I need to make a fly fishing card and sure enough, there's fly fishing die cuts on there. That's a very hard to find item so I really lucked out!
Anyways please join me all in wishing the lovely Robin a super happy birthday! Come on over and join in the challenge so you can enter for the blog candy and let me know what you think of the cards! Here we go...
Close up of Alphabet Dots
Close up of Flower Cut and Brad
The details for this card are as follows:
It is a 6" square with plain white card stock.
All other paper I got from my friend Jill Coleman at Stampin In His Name. She is a Stampin' Up Consultant and the reason I shop with her is because I won some awesome blog candy from her site. :0)
The white background lace is from RRR. Their selection and prices are fantastic!
The cute little flower brad is from a kit I purchased on ebay. Not sure what brand it is. :(
I have tons and tons of those little alphabet dots from Scrapworks Alphadotz. Got them all from ebay kits.
I inked using Cat's Eye Ink (Available from me for $2.00 each. Email or comment if interested.) I also added some pretty rhinestone bling. Not sure of the brand though. I punched the corners with a corner punch that I've had forever and finally got some use out of that little guy!
Of course I used some mini pop dots and my ATG gun along with red tape adhesive. If you have any questions or need any further directions, feel free to holler!
I am posting this for the challenge and also for the challenge over at Crafting With Cristina before I send it off to Robin. :0)
Next I have the card I created for my nephew...
Full Easel Picture
Top Part of Easel
For this card, as I mentioned above, I used the Potpourri Basket Cartridge. I cut the background paper from stuff I had in my stash. How perfect is that for looking like a dirt track road? I was stoked that I had it handy. The rest is just cardstock also from my stash. I used stickles and glossy accents and believe it or not, lots of pop dots! Wish I would have taken some better side shots to show that. Of course I inked everything with Cat's Eye ink and the chalk ink you find at Michael's in the $1 bin. I also popped up the tire track with a pop dot to keep the card open how it should be. A little trick I've found is to put some pieces of pop dot behind where the card is supposed to set as well to make sure it stays pushed forward. Hope that makes sense. If you need clarification, let me know. I pop dotted the clouds and just used my black Zig pen to hand write the message. For adhesives I used my ATG and my Zig Two Way Glue Pen, along with my Tombow Glue Pen (fine point).
This was a fun card to do for a boy. I always find it more difficult to do something for boys, but this is one that will work for many different occasions! Thanks all for checking it out. I plan on entering some challenges if I can find any that call for birthday cards. If you know of any, please let me know! I'd appreciate it!
Thank you all for checking out my blog and don't forget to play along on Monday at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and wish Robin a Fantabulous Birthday too! :0)
XO ~ Amy Jo