November 18, 2012

for the boys

I needed some more masculine birthday cards, so I decided to use the Moxie Fab World alphabet stickers challenge to direct the approach of the card’s design.

Using mask paper and alphabet dies to cut out the word “birthday,” I stuck the letters on a collage of paper strips and misted over them. After the paper dried, I found that I preferred the look of the letters that received a heavier misting of color (card with the cupcake) because the word stands out a little bit more. (The photographs aren't true depictions due to my limited skills.)

Since it takes me so long to make one card, I usually make two while all of my supplies are out. (I craft in my dining room.) The picture that follows is the second card in the duo, which is actually the first card made and my test run. I do like the way this misting over patterned paper looks and will probably use this technique again.

There’s still time for you to try your hand at this challenge. Submissions close on the 19th.


paper:  rustic white c/s (PTI); fine and dandy collection (MME)
stamps:  tag-its #10 and 2011 Birthday Tags (PTI); Cupcakes (HA)
ink: rich cocoa dye (Memento); celadon pigment (ColorBox); pumpkin pigment (MS)
dies and punches:  block alphabet, heart border, and star border (PTI)
extras:  mask tape; bluegrass Mister Huey’s color mist (SC); diamond stickles (Ranger); Tiny Type stickers (Cosmo Cricket); vintage cream and melon berry felt (PTI); stick pin

1 comment:

Marybeth said...

Oh wow, Nancy what a great idea to mask the letters .. Love the way it turned out! They are both beautiful and I love that you make two at the same time… why not! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Nancy!