Wednesday, June 25, 2008

birthday candle

A second post today. By the time I finished this card last night (or early this morning), it was well past midnight and I knew I wasn't up to posting it. This is a card I created for the Rubbernecker blogger challenge posted on Jeanne's blog each week. This is another sketch challenge. It was a long card, but I decided to smoosh it down into a normal A2 size.

I recently purchased some stamps from Rubbernecker and am slowly getting ink on them. The candle and the strip along the bottom are both part of those stamps from Rubbernecker.

I started by stamping the candle with adirondack pitch black ink on GP white card stock and coloring with copic markers. Since my selection of colors in the markers is somewhat limited, I chose my card stock colors to match the image after it was colored. I used my newest nestabilities dies, petite ovals/scalloped ovals in my cuttlebug to cut out the image piece. I sponged the edges with ballet blue and added some faux piercing. The turquoise grosgrain was just stapled on.

I chose pumpkin pie ink and card stock for the lower strip and made the scallops with a corner rounder with the guide removed. Some sponging with chocolate chip ink and more faux piercing accented this piece.

The sentiment is from say it in script by Lizzie Anne designs, stamped in the same black ink, although I think a greeting in chunkier letters would have been more appropriate to match the candle. I added some more faux piercing and attached the candle oval with dimensional foam tape.

stamps: candle, decorative strip (Rubbernecker), sentiment (Lizzie Anne)
ink: adirondack pitch black, ballet blue, copic markers
paper: Georgia Pacific white, ballet blue, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie
other: cuttlebug, nestabilities petite ovals, staple, turquoise grosgrain ribbon, dimensional foam tape, sponge

I'm so glad you took the time to stop by. Have a great day.


Susan (rainy) said...

Melody this is amazing! The colors and coloring are fabulous. Beautiful card.

bensarmom said...

Melody, this is so pretty. I especially love the stamped strip at the bottom.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! I'm behind on my blog've been really busy Melody!!
I like the candle card...should look into something like that for all those "tween" boy cards I'm now having to make!! (flowers and "cute" just don't cut it for this group!)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow Melody! This is beautiful I love the faux piercing on there!!! Totally great details on this one!