Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - die cuts (digi cutters allowed too)
Sponsor & prize this week - Die Cut Dreams
Gosh, doesn't time fly? The years shoot by in no time at all which leads me to my card for today as I have made this one especially for my son's girlfriend who is now celebrating her 18th birthday. The image from Stamp Fairy is called 'Lenny 5' and is just perfect for celebrating - especially a milestone birthday. I did of course use him not long ago on a card but this time I have made it all more 'girly' with my colour scheme, not to mention the pink champagne! I coloured my image entirely with Promarkers other than the tiny bitzy bubbles fizzing away at the top of the champagne which are dots of white gel pen.
The image has a frame cut using my Silhouette which I did of course, make myself too, as were the dual-layered flags of the bunting (spelling out her name) hanging from my pink & white twine. The design sketch I decided to use was based on the CLP challenge last month (April) but I could see this working nicely for me so used it even though it isn't applicable to the current challenge. The layout had a fancy element down the right hand vertical strip which I interpreted, again using my cutter, this time using letters to spell out her age. The cut out shapes making quite a lacy border too, I thought.
|Inside the card.
The inside of the card has quite a few layers too, though not too many as I need the card to close! LOL. Here, I replicated the pink frame but rather than an image it contains the kind of sentiment 'Eighteen box frame' I made on the PC leaving a nice, broad white space in the centre where I intend to write just before I give the card to her.
As this was a special card I made it a box to complete a matching set & have used Stamp Fairy's image of 'Lenny 5' yet again. Not recognise him? Well, this is him in a cut down form peeping over the top of the cut out name. Instead of holding the champagne glass, I used my craft knife along the edge of his hand so that he actually has his hand over the top. The image was of course again coloured with Promarkers.
|The card in the box.
Having made my own geometric frame for the card, I altered & welded it to include Janet's name across the front too. I then nearly replicated the bunting on the card front, but this time omitted the lettering as it wasn't needed having spelled out her name on the frame instead. It still is two layers of cut work for each flag though.
|Box includes a sentiment on the liner too.
Having made the box itself, I then turned my attention to the liner, typing out my sentiment on the computer before printing & cutting an appropriate fancy zig-zag edge to complement the frame and adding it to the box. I have added the sentiment I used onto here, changing the colour to black if you would like to use it on your own projects but I thank you for leaving a comment if you do decide to copy it. Should work as usual, by clicking on it to enlarge & then Save Image As etc.
Passion for Promarkers - birthdays
Hotshot - die cuts
Pollycraft - photo inspiration (colour)
Truly Scrumptious - pretty in pink
Crafty Catz - let's hear it for the girls
Joanna Sheen - happy birthday
Craft Your Days Away - all creatures great and small
Forever Friends - use 2 images
PanPastel - pastel colours
Creative Card Crew - dimension
Ooh-la-la - ribbon/twine or both
Simply Create Too - either Mother's Day or feminine
Sentimental Sundays - whimsical (def: playfully quaint or fanciful, esp. in an appealing & amusing way. - reckon this fits!)
Bearly-Mine - anything goes