Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Birthday Party

Good morning guys! Beth here, with a simple - but still really special - birthday card that features the great "Francis Mary's Birthday" stamp by Kathy Cyr.
To make the floor that these two are sitting on, I cut strips of a wood grain patterned paper and inked all their edges before gluing them down on the wallpaper-y background. It's best to start in the middle and work your way out when doing this so that the little planks are centered across the card.
Since I worked with the digital version of this stamp, I printed it twice in different sizes. The Francis Mary piece is from the larger printing, and wee Cornelius is from the smaller. This, along with some little "shadows" under each of them (using Black Soot Distress Ink), makes them look more like they are sitting on the wooden floor. 
The window was made by adding a frame made from brown paper on a blue scrap of paper. To make the curtain, I used a floral paper and my scoring board to make a pleated fabric effect. The wavy edge on the bottom was cut after the paper was folded so that the wavy edge didn't get distorted when the paper was accordion-folded. The valance at the top is a strip of the same floral paper. I put a small piece of foam tape under it, between the curtain bits, to keep it from sagging in. 

That's all for me today. Be sure to check out this and all the other new stamps in the Queen Kat Designs store. I'll see you next Sunday with another new card. Have a great week, everyone!

x Beth


Sharon said...

So cute - love the little pussy cat in the box!

Pat said...

Wow, Beth, great detailing on your card. Love the flooring and the window curtains, and the image really pops on your card.

TampaStamper12 said...

This is so pretty! Love your colors and details.

Beth said...

Thank you all!


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