Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sheetload of Cards: Beyond the Card - Birthday Book

I am going to switch gears this week and show you a Beyond the Card sample for the Sheetload of Cards October ezine. I created a birthday calendar book inspired by Jennifer Meyer from Stamps and Smiles (you can find her tutorial here). Just beware that you will be using lots of adhesive to adhere all of the pages back to back. It also takes precision to adhere the patterned paper. But it is all worth it at the end!

This is a such a beautiful stamp and has so much detail that I had a hard time matching it with patterned paper I had. I finally found the perfect patterned paper - one that coordinates that wasn't so busy!I used Garden Scene Butterfly (L064) for the main image. It took me a couple of tries to get just the right colors. I watercolored the image using SU inks. Then, of course, had to add some distressing detail by sponging Creamy Caramel all the way around the image and distressing the edges with my scissors. The "Birthday Calendar" sentiment is computer generated. I added a flower on the upper right hand corner for some added 3D effect. I used the Blossom Nesties to cut out the flower. All three layers were dry embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added a mini clear decorative skittle in the middle of the flower.

Head on over to DRS Designs before the month is over to take advantage of the free shipping! Code can be found by dowloading the October ezine.

Well, that is it for now. Thank you, as always, for coming by! More to come soon...

Stamps: DRS Designs (Garden Scene Butterfly - L064)
Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (White), Jo-Ann's Value Pack (Red), Unkown (Kraft)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Ink: Palette (Burnt Umber), Tim Holtz (Antique Linen), Stampin' Up (Bordering Blue, Positively Pink, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel)
Die Cut: Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Rectangles, Blossom)
Embossing: Provocraft Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Punch: Martha Stewart (Lace)
Other: Clear Dewdrop
Coloring: Stampin Up Inks using Watercolor Technique

MAKE IT YOUR OWN: Replaced PP1 with a die cut blossom.


laos348 said...

That is a gorgeous stamp and what you did with it is fabulous - I really like your project.

{pam} said...

love your take on this month's sketch . . . turning it into a birthday book was awesome!!! also lovin' the gorgeous stamp!!!!