Tuesday, March 3

National Craft Month Day 3

For the third day of National Craft Month, I made a birthday card for a co-worker who's having her birthday on Thursday.  This is a 5 x 7 card.

The tools and materials I used are as follows:
  • Flower stamp, background stamp by Hero Arts
  • Happy Birthday and birthday sentiment (inside) stamp by Cloud 9 Designs
  • Inkpads:  SU Baroque Burgundy (background), Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Yellow Ochre (big flower), ColorBox Black Pigment Ink (Happy Birthday), Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot (edges)
  • Kodomo No Kao embossing ink
  • Spica At You glitter pen in Clear and Black
  • black embossing powder
  • black rhinestones by Duncan
  • cardstock
  • flower by Prima
  • Tim Holtz edge distresser
  • craft knife
  • Misc:  leftover ribbon, clear glass bead, nail art accessory (the small dot on the upper left of the flower)
  • Adhesives:  double adhesive foam tape, glue dots
  • Kandi Kane applicator wand
  • heat gun

With this card, I want to do more stamping.  First, I stamped the background paper with the same ink tone.  Then, I distressed the edges.  I also inked the edges of the card base, in front and inside.  On white cardstock, I stamped the big flower, and the Happy Birthday.  I also stamped and embossed the small flower with black embossing powder.  After that, I cut the three images with a craft knife.  For the Birthday stamp, I added glimmer on the edges with black Spica pen.  I also did the same with the flower image, this time with clear Spica pen.  Then, I made a bow with a leftover piece of ribbon (and I have to say that my bows are getting better!).  After assembling all the pieces, I adhered the black rhinestones with my applicator wand.

I hope she likes it!

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