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March 4, 2012

Happy Be-ribboned Birthday

Today I have another Anthony and Burt card for you.  I decided to do a birthday card, because I can always use more of those.  Doesn't Burt look like he is just drooling over that chocolate icing?

As with last week, I decided to keep my card today fairly flat and easily mailable.  I did add a ribbon treatment, but it isn't so lumpy-bumpy that it violates the post office's 1/4 inch rule.

I started by stamping the image and greeting in black ink, onto white card stock.

Then I colored it with the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I was getting good results using DG2 and DG4 for the frog's body.

I layered the image onto cocoa brown.  Using a hole template, I used a pencil to mark 3 1/8 inch holes to the left of the greeting, and then punched them.  I tied three short lengths of three coordinating colors of gingham ribbon through and under and knotted them on the left, as shown.

I had some tan and green scraps of designer paper that I thought worked well.  I also made a paper "band" by folding the top and bottom edges of a strip of paper and layered that on for subtle added interest.  This then went onto a second layer of cocoa brown card stock.  I attached the image/ribbon layer to it with dimensional pop dots.  I then layered it all onto a mossy green base and the card was finished.  Oh, I did add some glitter glue to Anthony's wings.  You can't do a card with one of these images and not glitter the wings!

1 comment:

  1. I do like this card. You colour it so well.