Sunday, June 21, 2015

Birthday Card – Yay Happy Birthday Birdie

My mother's goddaughter Myshanna and basically my sister has a son Ethan.  for his birthday I made him this card.  His favorite color is green and he loves art.  I decided to use different techniques for his card.  The inspiration for this was from this video.


·        Resource: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyY4IuOfHl0

·        Need: cardstock (white, green, lime green, pale green, dark green), glossy cardstock, Tim Holtz rays stencil, lawn fawn a birdie told me clear stamp set, Staz-on ink pad (jet black), honeycomb background stamp, clear embossing powder, distress ink pads (peeled paint, crushed olive), perfect pearls (sour apple, forever green), diamond plate Cuttlebug folder, lindys sprays (ponderosa pines olive, cathedral pines green), alcohol inks (meadow, lettuce, willow, botanical), present stamp, Tim Holtz simple sayings cling stamps, Inka-gold (jade), crackle paint (brushed corduroy), Tim Holtz splatter stencil, double rectangle background stamp, versamark watermark ink pad, tacky glue, distress markers (peeled paint, crushed olive)

Step 1: Create the tri folder shutter card, cut a piece of cardstock to 12” x 5 ½”. 
Step 2: With the 12” side aligned at the top of the scoreboard, score at 2”, 4”, 8”, and 10”. 
Step 3: Take a paper trimmer and align the paper at 1 ½”.  Cut from the 2” score line down to the 10” score line.  
Step 4:  Move the cardstock over to the 4” mark.  Cut from the 2” score line down to the 10” score line.
Step 5: At the first score line on the left fold the paper over.  At the second score line fold the paper towards the back.  With the third score line fold the paper towards the left.  With the last score line fold it towards the right.
Step 6: When the card is closed take the middle flap and fold it the opposite way.
Step 7: Cut the panels for the card (2- very end vertical panels) 1-3/4 x 5-1/2, (4 corner squares) 1-3/4 x 1-1/4, (1- center panel) 3-3/4 x 2-1/4, (2 middle panels) 1-3/4 x 2-1/4, (2 center rectangle panels) 3-3/4 x 1-1/4
Step 8: Take the first end vertical panel and add the rays stencil using texture paste.  I colored the texture paste with sour apple perfect pearls. Take the last end vertical panel and color texture paste with forever green perfect pearls.  Apply the splatters stencil using the texture paste.
·        Step 9: Take the top left corner square in white cardstock and a honeycomb background stamp.  Ink up with versamark watermark ink pad.  Cover with clear embossing powder and set with a heat tool.  Add some peeled paint and crushed olive distress ink pads.
·        Step 10: Take the bottom left corner square in pale green cardstock and crinkle up the paper.  Add some peeled paint and crushed olive distress ink to the paper by using a direct pad contact technique.  Spritz the paper with a bit of water from a mister to get the colors to run.
·        Step 11: Take the top right corner square in white cardstock and color with cracked pistachio and crushed olive distress ink pads.  Outline the edges with jade Inka-gold.
·        Step 12: Take the bottom right corner square in white cardstock and color with peeled paint and shabby shutters distress ink pad.  Take a double rectangle background stamp and brushed corduroy crackle paint and apply the stencil to the background.
·        Step 13: Take the two rectangle center panels in dark green cardstock and run through a Cuttlebug using a diamond plate Cuttlebug folder. Take some jet black Staz-on ink and rub onto the cardstock using a direct pad technique.  Spray one piece of cardstock with ponderosa pines olive and the other with cathedral pines green lindy’s sprays.
·        Step 14: Take the center panel in white cardstock and stamp using jet black Staz-on ink the present stamp.  Color in the present with crushed olive and peeled paint distress markers.  Stamp a happy birthday stamp from Tim Holtz with jet black Staz-on ink pad.
·        Step 15: Take the middle outside panels that are cut with glossy cardstock and use the alcohol inks and create a blended background.
·        Step 16: Cut out two ovals one bigger than the other by a ½”. On the lime green add some dots using peeled paint distress marker.  On the pale green stamp a word bubble, yay saying, and a birdie from the birdie told me stamp set in jet black Staz-on ink pad.

·        Step 17: Glue all panels where they belong using tacky glue and apply the ovals using foam dimensional’s.