Friday, July 13, 2012

Make It Monday Boy Birthday Card: Stamping On Texture

I have been in a bit of a creative slump lately and not found much time to be at my stamping table. But I needed a birthday card for a friend of my sons', so it was the perfect motivator to play along with this week's really cool Make It Monday challenge: stamping on texture!

I knew I wanted to use the car from Enjoy the Ride (this young man is VERY into cars!), which I colored with Copics and added a custom-created license plate using Simple Alphabet. For a fun and vibrant background, I impressed a white panel with the Simple Stripes impression plate and then used the MIM technique to stamp a pattern over the stripes using Hello, Sunshine in Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores and Summer Sunrise. I attached the panel to a white card base and adhered a star border in Pure Poppy to cover the edge and also "set off" the lower part of the card front, where the "happy birthday" sentiment from Tremendous Treats: Birthdays is stamped.


The car is popped up on a square panel cut from the Summer Sunrise pattern pack and Orange Zest cardstock, using the square Limitless Layers dies. I added the "it's your day" tag using stamps and dies from Framed Out #3. True confessions time: that wasn't my original plan! I wanted something up in that corner, so I decided to attach 3 brads (red, yellow, and teal). Looked at it and didn't like it at all! Time for some creative problem-solving... so I decided to add the little tag as an "accent" and to cover up the holes from where I removed the brads. Voila... problem solved!  


Thanks for looking, and thanks Heather for this fun and easy technique to add a little more pizazz to a card!

9 comments:

Sue Ann said...

CUTENESS!!! Love the card and the technique ~ UBER CUTE!!!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Joyce said...

This is so bright, fun, and happy. I wish I had thought to combine that sunshine stamp with the striped IP. Love your colors, too.

carol (krillsister) said...

Great card. so colorful. Love how you used the sun stamps.

Suzanne Russell said...

Cute as can be, Debbie! I love the bright colors and the clever use of the stamps on the striped background. Great idea for the license plate, too!

Jacquie Southas said...

great job - LOVE the bright colors and clean lines

Jacquie Southas said...

great job - LOVE the bright colors and clean lines

Luanne said...

So adorable! Love it!

Kathy Mc said...

What a fun birthday card for an 11-year-old boy, Debbie! Great use of stamps and colors plus your license plate # is priceless.