Wild Adventure Birthday Card


Today’s project is a card I made for my son’s 21st birthday last month.  It features the Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamps by Stampers Anonymous on the front.  The arrow dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the words are Reverse Confetti dies.  The birds in flight stamp is from Stampscapes.


Below is what you see when you flip the front flap up:

Top Flap open


The Dream flap pulls down to reveal the inside with more images from the Cityscapes set, a Lili of the Valley stamp (Toot Toot!), more Elizabeth Craft Designs arrows and a Sizzix Happy Birthday To You die-cut:



And here is a view of the back side of the card:



The background on the Cityscapes panels was colored with Stampin’ Up inks Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim, and Night of Navy.  Highlights and “stars” were added with a white gel pen.  I colored the Toot Toot! stamp image and some of the arrows with Chameleon Colored Pencils.


I hope you enjoyed today’s project–let’s make it a crafty week!


Steampunk Flying Machine

Sam 2016 BD

This birthday card is my maiden voyage into the mixed media world!

The background was created by spreading Art Basics 3-D Gloss Gel through stencils onto a 6″ x 8″ piece of Artist’s Loft Canvas Board.  The stencils used were Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bricked Layering Stencil, Dreamweaver’s Steampunk Clock Stencil, and Dreamweaver’s Gears Stencil.

After it dried completely, I added color to the background with Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

The focal image is a cool digital stamp from Make It Crafty: Steampunk Flying Machine. It was printed on Gina K. Designs white 120 lb. Pure Luxury Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.

I tore a rough border around the image and used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks on the edges.  I then glued this onto a piece of black cardstock and cut a narrow border around it with scissors.  This was then attached to the canvas board with foam tape.

I adhered two Tim Holtz Ideology Sprocket Gears and a metal clock face from the Recollections Metal Embellishment set with Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel.

This whole piece was then attached to a 6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base with Scor-Tape.