Wild About You

Friday, July 7, 2017

Morning, friends!  TGIF!  We've had such a crazy week!  The weekend won't be much better with a baseball tournament in full swing, but I'm still looking forward to relaxing and soaking up the sunshine at the ball fields.  Before the games can get started, though, we have a birthday to celebrateEzekiel turns 14 today, and I wanted to share the card I made for him.
I started this card by trimming the diagonal center of a piece of multicolored, plaid, patterned paper with a strip of denim, patterned paper and anchoring everything, to a piece of So Saffron cardstock, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches before adhering it, with foam tape, to the white, cardstock, card face.  I then die-cut a gray, woodgrain, patterned paper tag and stamped it, in Jet Black ink, with the "wild about you HAPPY BIRTHDAY" sentiment.
Before backing the tag with cheesecloth for texture and popping it up, in the center of the card face, with foam tape, I stapled a cut-apart tab to its top right side and topped it with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a watercolor paper die cut, and watercolored lion.
A length of white string, laced through a white, cardstock, ring die cut, adhered to the top center of the tag itself, and tied in a bow, as well as a heap of pearl and silver star sequins, completes the look.
Inspiration for this card came from Reverse Confetti's July Sketch for You to Try.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and a big happy birthday to my growing man!  Love you bunches, Ezekiel!  Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Leaping Lions & With Love (Reverse Confetti) Paper: So Saffron (SU!); white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Canson Studio); multicolored plaid (Echo Park); woodgrain (Fancy Pants); denim (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); staples & stapler (office supply store); cheesecloth (Dritz); white string & small silver star sequins (Hobby Lobby); watercolors (Kuretake); tab cut-apart (Citrus Twist); Leaping Lions, Topped Off Tag, & Hang Ups Confetti Cuts dies (Reverse Confetti); Big Shot (Sizzix); large silver star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); pearl sequins (The Ribbon Reel)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just GORGEOUS! LOVING the lion, the mesh and the denim color!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Georgiana said...

All the layering looks great together. That sure is one cute lion.

Becca Cruger said...

If this card got any cuter I wouldn't have any squeal left in me. So adorable!

Tracy said...

Awww this is so cute. Happy birthday Ezekiel!

Lynn said...

Happy happy birthday Ezekiel! My does time fly! So hard to believe he is already 14...but then again...how is my oldest 20?! His card is fabulous Jinny! Hope you are all doing well! xx

Amy Rohl said...

So much to love about your card - so many elements working together to make an absolutely adorable card! Love your watercoloring. Happy Birthday to your son!

Nancy Thomas said...

So very cute. Love the layering especially.