Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Happy Birthday Liz!

Today I'm making nuts and bolts ... four batches.  I make them every year for Christmas.  The trouble is that I have a hard time leaving them alone ... so I have to try to hide them on myself :)  I'm including a picture below and also the recipe in the baking section.  Hope you'll give it a try!


Today is the sketch challenge and I love triptych cards, so couldn't pass it up.  I made a simplified version (still in CAS mode).  This is a birthday card that I'm going to give to my dear friend, Liz.  It's her birthday on Dec. 17th and I'm taking her out for lunch next Monday to celebrate early.  I have know Liz since 1979 - wow, how the years have flown by!

Here's the sketch for today - SC362 from SCS:

And here's my version ... made with all SU! products ... and one of my all-time favorite DPs from SU! - Cottage Wall.  Hope you like.

"Happy Birthday Liz"

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall (retired) (SU!)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Accessories & Tools:  1/4" Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, adhesives, sticky strips, glue dot, and dimensionals

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I cut the three panels and adhered them to a card front of Rich Razzleberry.  I mounted the ribbon at the bottom of the panels, covering the edge slightly and secured it at the back of the card front.  I mounted the front panel onto a card base of Rich Razzleberry ... I did this so that the ribbon would be sandwiched in-between the layers of cardstock and the ends wouldn't show.

I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock and mounted it on a frame of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I cut out a flower from the DP and attached it to the bottom of the sentiment using a glue dot.

I mounted the framed sentiment onto the front of the card, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

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