Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Birthday Card / ESS Sketch #37


I needed to do a card for my father-in-law, a very thoughtful person I have come to respect. I had moment of free time and I decided to get this one done while I had the chance.

I needed a sketch so I immediately knew I had to use this week ESS Sketch #37 where Tracy Clemente gave us a sketch with clean lines and a fun spot to place an accent element.

Here is my take on the challenges:

I also decided to play along this week Cuttlebug Spot Challenge #31 where we were to use our Cuttelbug to emboss something other than paper. So I decided to emboss a piece of transparency and use matching paint colors to give it a stress look and make it stand out more - first time I have done this so it was fun but I think it needs something else, just don't know what that could be :)...

Use my darling Cricut to cut a cake and use Silver stickles to decorate the cake and match the base DCWV PP. I then use some glaze glue and some beads to decorate the top of the cake. I do like how the cake turned out :) I used a ribbon with a metal tag to finish the card and metal brads to hold the transparency.

On this card I tried a few new things without really knowing how it would turn out in the end; and I had FUN doing that!

Supplies:
cake - cut at 2'' using Cricut Celebrations Cartridge
Cuttelbug Happy Birthday embossing folder
DCWV Dress 'Up Stack pp, DCWV texture paper
"enjoy" metal tag - Making Memories w/ Tag Curl tool"
Making Memories assorted paints
Ranger Stickles silver
OfficeMax Transparencies
Ribbon from M's
J's Essentials silver brads
Alene Glaze Glue
Beads

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a fun and fab card, Carol!!! Your FIL is going to love it:) So many beautiful details and textures in it. You know what I like most about it? It's that you had FUN making it...that the best thing to say about any creation...love that! So amazing that you do the multiple challenges...you go, girl! TFS and take care! Tinla

Tracy said...

What a fabulous card Carol!!! It is simply awesome. Girl you are just on fire. It must have something to do with being Swanky! LOL! Thank you for playing along this week.

Hugs,
Tracy

Armie said...

Hi Carol,

Wow, this card turned out beautifully!! I'm sure your FIL will adore this big time!! Very detailed and love the idea how you embossed something other than paper...sooo cool!! Absolutely something different!! TFS :o)

Have a fun Memorial weekend and try not to party too much! :o)

Shirley said...

How very pretty! I love the colors and your cake too!

Steph said...

Gorgeous card! The embossed transparency is a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!

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