Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Birthday, Dianne!

Good Morning! April 20th is my sister, Dianne's birthday and this card was made for her. Dianne is very creative with so many hobbies and one of her favorite things to do is to decorate her house with nostalgic 1940-1950's things that speak of "Country" style. So, when thinking about what stamp set to use for her birthday card, I immediately reached for this cute Anna Wight "Crazy for Chickens" set by Whipper Snapper Designs. I had a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper that was loaded with rows of black silhouette chickens alternating with gingham borders. So, I thought it would make a cute bottom border for my "Chicken Birthday Card". Overall, all the design elements came togehter quickly as I got my "Country" inspiration on. Happy Birthday, Dianne! I love you!!!
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Pictured above, is the card interior with another chicken stamp from the "Crazy for Chickens" set and a computer-generated sentiment. I used coordinating designer paper and layout to create the interior.
Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper "Crazy for Chickens" by Anna Wight, Computer-Generated Sentiment
Cardstock & Papers: Cosmo Cricket "Garden Variety", Reminisce "Baking Gingham Stripe", Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Circle & Blossom Dies, My Favorite Things Die-Namics Sentiment Strip Die, EK Success Eyelet Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Signo Uniball White Gel Pen, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Adhesives.
Copic Sketch Markers: Y11 Pale Yellow, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, R14 Light Rouge, R27 Cadmium Red, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E31 Brick Beige, 0 Colorless Blender
Embellishments; Pebbles Gingham Ribbon, Paper Trey Ink Button
Techniques: Copic Coloring & Blending, Machine Stitching
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Becky said...

This is adorable Linda! Love the design.

K. Joy said...

Oh Linda, I'm so glad to see you are back making cards again! I've checked in on your blog every little while since you left, and was excited today to see that you're blogging again! I am so happy the surgery went well!

I'm so glad to see your lovely cards - this little chicken card today makes me smile. :)