Sunday, April 5, 2009

Birthdays for Brothers

Hello! I'm back with a couple of projects I had made to deliver to my older brothers yesterday at my brother Ken's 40th birthday party! The first card I made was for my brother, Kevin. His birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I never mailed it. So I printed out a belated apology on the inside :P I started with a beige cardstock as the base. I cut a smaller layer of wood print paper and embossed it with the branch folder on the CB. I punched corners with the SU corner punch and stuck hardware stickers all around. I pierced the corners and stuck in basic brads in a pewter color. The sentiment was printed on off white cardstock using the printer and Tahoma font. (The rest of the sentiment is inside and it says "To wish you a belated birthday!") Then I mounted it on red, and used 3-D foam to adhere.

The next card was The Big 40 card I made for my brother,Ken. I started with a 5x7 white card base. I layered on a piece of decorative paper. In keeping with the black, white and red theme, I punched photo corners in the black and red. I layered the corner sizes and flipped them on each corner. Then I did a layer of black and embossed with the Traffic Jam CB folder. I punched white corners and adhered to the black. Next, I wrapped black ribbon around the entire card and adhered inside. I covered the inside top flap with more of the same striped paper. I used scrapbooking tile stickers to make the words THE BIG and I used some squiggly silver clips to embellish. Finally, I free hand drew out and cut a 40 in black. I used 3D paint pen in silver to embellish the numbers. I remounted the 40 onto red cardstock and recut. I used 3D foam to adhere to the center of the card. I am very happy with how the card came out...but the pic leaves a lot to be desired! I'm hoping to get a camera sooner than later...thanks for bearing with me!