Poppystamps: Happy Birthday

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I'm so excited to be back, sharing a project, showcasing more of what our January 2017 Release has to offer!  It's up on the Poppystamps blog today and made it to my brother-in-law, for his birthday, late last week.  Enjoy!
I started this card by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper in various shades of green.  I then speckled it with those same watercolors, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints, before using the Happy Birthday Tag craft die to remove its center.  I then went back and filled in a portion of that center with a separate, Basic Black, cardstock, Happy Birthday Tag die cut.  The entire piece was then backed with a sheet of clear cardstock to create the window, which was filled in with a variety of sequins, seed beads, and a number of cardstock, Tiny Feathers die cuts.
For the back of the window, I used a plain piece of white cardstock so as not to compete with everything else that was already going on.  Black-threaded, straight, machine stitching secures all the layers together.  The entire piece was then popped off the surface of the white, cardstock, card face with foam tape and dressed up with a double, white, seam binding ribbon bow, embellished with a black, gingham bow, as well as a black button, laced with teal twine, tied in a bow.
Thanks, as always, for humbling me with a visit!  Have a blessed last day of January, and I'll see you next month!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Recollections); Basic Black, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, & Lucky Limeade (SU!): gold & yellow (Bazzill); watercolor (Canson Studio); clear (unknown) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); white seam binding ribbon (Hug Snug); black gingham ribbon & silver star sequins (Hobby Lobby); black button (SU!); blue twine (Paper Sweeties); gold star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); sequins (Crate Paper); silver seed beads (unknown); Big Shot (Sizzix); Happy Birthday Tag & Tiny Feathers craft dies (Poppystamps)

5 comments:

Lynn said...

Love the fabulous confetti inside of the card. Awesome Jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those feathers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

What a fun shaker card for your brother-in-law, Jinny!! Love the shaker elements with the feathers, sequins, and stars! And, wonderful design and color! I'm sure he'll love it!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great shaker! I love all those colored leaves in there!

Lisa Elton said...

FABULOUS card for your brother-in-law's birthday!