Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Happy birthday and an ATC


With the help of a die cut pencil and bulldog clip I made up a clip board, from a few of the drawing sheets cut up and folded, then glued to clip board with some of the corners curled up and a coffee ring or two (made by inking up a pen top) it looks well used, mounted onto green card.

 Green Easel card

Onto a piece of 13.8cmx13.8cm pale green card randomly stamp the words Gear up for a Celebration and the two small gears and components stamps, in memento rich cocoa ink, also ink around the edge of the card, attach centrally to a piece of 14.8cmx14.8cm square dark green card.

Onto another piece of 13.8cmx13.8cm pale green card, just use the two small stamps and stamp around the sides of the card only, ink around the edges.

Stamp HAPPY BIRTHDAY onto a piece of pale green card, ink around the edge, mount onto dark green card,

Using black stazon ink on silver card stamp four spanners and cut them out, (June 2008project club)or use die cut ones.

I used Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets S5-048 and cut three of the smaller ones out from silver card, attach them to a piece of dark green card with green brads and added two of the silver spanners, mount this onto silver card and attach to the bottom left hand corner of the mounted pale green card.

Using a 14.8cmx14.8cm dark green folded card have the open ends facing you, and score from the top left hand fold down to the bottom right hand corner of the top piece, attach the front of the card to the left hand triangle only with the sprockets up to the fold of the card.

Centrally attach the other stamped pale green card to the inside of the card, using foam tape attach HAPPY BIRTHDAY across the bottom left hand corner with the two spanners into the corner.

Geared-up birthday!

With stormy sky distress ink I brushed over a mask of clocks and gears (Creative Expressions) on to a piece of 13.8cmx20cm pale blue card, attach centrally to a folded dark blue A5 card. Onto a piece of silver pearl and dark blue pearl card with black stazon ink stamp the large gears twice and HAPPY BIRTHDAY once also stamp HAPPY BIRTHDAY onto a lighter shade of blue pearl card.

Cut out the gears from the silver card you will need one full set, and just one large and small from the other the other set, three sets of hubs from the dark blue card, shape and attach to the silver gears with 3D glue.

Cut out the letters from the three colours that you will need to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD, it will be six from one and five from the other two.

From some black self adhesive fab foam cut some circles the teeth smaller than the gears you will need three of each size, stick them to the gears and attach the full set of gears with glue almost to the top right hand corner, and the smaller set a third up on the left hand side with the large gear to the side.

Glue some navy wool or cord around the gears this only needs to be glued to one gear.

Take a piece of pale blue pearl paper 6cmx7.5cm , down 6cm sides score two lines 0.5cm apart and one at the bottom, down the sides fold the first score line to the front the next to the back, fold the bottom one to the back.

With black stazon stamp gear up for a celebration onto this and attach to the bottom right hand corner by the 0.5cm edges it should look like a paper bag.

Attach HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the wool and card I used Hi-Tack glue and DAD falling into the bag.

Black and white Birthday

Onto a piece of 9cmx20cm black card using a clear embossing pad, stamp the two small gears and components stamps around the edge of the card and emboss with clear embossing powder.

Stamp “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” with memento tuxedo black ink onto a 3cmx7.5cm piece of white card, with the two small gear stamps and the words only from the large one (gear up for a celebration) stamp them randomly , with black ink onto a piece of 7cmx18cm white card.

 Attach the white card centrally to the black card, fix a piece of black 4cm wide ribbon on an angle down from the centre right hand side to the left hand side, now attach this to a white DL card.

Fix a black brad to each side of HAPPY, using foam tape attach it to the ribbon, put a die cut 50 in the bottom right hand corner. It’s so quick and easy, you can adapt it to any size.

Hap-gear birthday!

Using burgundy ink and the large gear stamp, randomly stamp it over a piece of 14cmx14cm square cream card. Lightly distress with aged mahogany ink, mount this onto green card with a narrow boarder then attach centrally to 14.8cmx14.8cm square burgundy card.

Stamp “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” onto cream card with burgundy ink, distress as above trim down and mount it first onto burgundy card then onto green, attach in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

With black ink stamp the large gears onto burgundy card, when dry cut it out in one piece attach to green card, cut out so you can see a small amount of green around the gears.

Fix green buttons over the hubs with cream stranded cotton (you may need to make the holes with a pricking tool first), attach a small piece of cream card under the buttons so it looks like the hubs on the stamp attach to the card.