Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Happy Birthday to You!

Today it's the Sketch Challenge at SCS (SC370).  I try to participate in this as much as possible to get me away from my typical CAS style.  I had a lot of fun with this sketch and used the "Just Add Cake" DP from SU! that I recently purchased.  Except for a small piece of Peapod Twine from the Twinery, everything used on the card below is from SU!  I decided to go with the flap option rather than the pocket (both options were available for this fun sketch).  Hope you like.

SCS Sketch 370:

Here's my version of the sketch:

"Happy Birthday to You"

Stamps:  Up, Up & Away (SU!)
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Just Add Cake DP (SU!)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Accessories & Tools:  2-step owl punch, 2 mini silver brads, Peapod Twine (The Twinery), toothpick, hole punch, Tombow glue, adhesives, sticky strips and dimensionals

I made the owl first, cutting an extra body and using one of the legs for the owl's hand to hold the sign.  I used Tombow glue to glue all the pieces onto the owl's base as I find it easier to move the pieces while the glue is still wet.  I stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi ink onto Whisper White cardstock and framed it with the thin frame of the DP.  I adhered the toothpick to the back of the sign using sticky strips.

I layered all the pieces of DP for the background onto a card back of Wild Wasabi cardstock and set aside.

I added a brad to the top corners of the front DP panel and thread through the brads with the twine.  I mounted the front panel onto a frame of Wild Wasabi cardstock, 4 3/4" x 2 1/2" (the backs of the brads are now hidden between the two layers).  I scored 1/2" in from the edge so when folded, the card front would be 4 1/4" wide.  I used sticky strips to adhere the 1/2" scored portion to the back of the card back.

I cut five triangles (pendants) and attached them to the twine with dimensionals to add depth.
I mounted the owl using adhesives and mounted the sign, popping it up with dimensionals for more depth.

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