Stamps: Dylusions - Endeavour, Quintessential Quotes, Which Way Up, Bits of This, Dy's Alphabet, Clearly Quotes, Clearly the Right Word, Clearly Alpha
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, London Fog; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Glass Effects (S4-451)
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Garden Green, Island Indigo, Pacific Point; Copic Markers; SU DP - Pacific Point
This is a large card - I used a card blank that I brought over from the UK, it's 8" × 8". Well, it's a special birthday. I used a few challenges in the making of this card. I used the sketch from MFT Wednesday Sketch Club - MFTWSC#241, although I did adapt it a bit. The colours are from Colour Me! Card Challenge - CMCC#89. And, as I've used a die, I'm submitting this card to Left of Centre - LOC#95.
Kat is very specific about her likes and dislikes, and she has a somewhat eclectic taste in music and fashion. So I was quite pleased to find that she "lurves" my Dylusions stamps - so I had to use them on this card. I stamped the image on white card. I used my MISTI to stamp the image, it allowed me to stamp it three times to give a really black outline - love this tool! I coloured her with Copic markers, cut her out and then edged the image with a black marker. The MFT sketch gave me the idea to use my Glass Effect die - first time out! It took a while to create the panel as I had to cut it five times, make sure I didn't lose any pieces and then inlay the individual bits! I'm glad I made the effort - looks super. I finished the front with a fun birthday greeting.
On the inside I cut a mat layer of blue design paper. On the white panel I had fun adding lots of Dyan's sentiments. Dyan's stamps are available in lots of formats - red rubber, photo polymer, wooden - and the same images comes in a variety of sizes. This is great, as the sentiments in pale grey are the small versions (photo polymer), while the large sentiment in the middle is a red rubber stamp. I added a few decorative details too. And to complete the package, I added some decoration to the envelope too.
I also added some decoration to the wrapping on Kat's birthday present. All in keeping!
Beautiful steampunk style necklace, made by Valerie Brinchick.
And the parcel - done in style!
Finally, here are a few photos to show my our lovely girl has changed!
Kat - taken at the end of August - our Goth Girl!! Almost 14 years old.
Our very first visit to the States in Novi. We came to check out the area and find a place to live!
Kat was 10½ years old in this photo.
Kat at school in Northop Hall, July 2006.
She's 5¾ years old here.