Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crane Birthday Card

I made this card using bits and pieces of paper I had left from other projects.  It is a good card for both men and women.  If I had more of the images I would have made a bunch of them.  However, I have some other images from this paper collection that will work just as well.

The crane image came from Komodo, Inc called Winter Waves.

Happy Birthday stamp is from My Favorite Things
Love stamp from Chronicle Press, Art of Chinese Chops Set

I cut a 5 1/2  inch by  8 1/2 inch piece of Stampin' UP Nearly Navy card stock, and folded it to make a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch card.

I used a scrap of textured light beige card stock, and I can't remember the mfr.  I cut this to 5 1/4 by 4 inches.

I cut the Crane image to 5 by 3 3/4 inches and adhered it to the textured card.

I wrapped a navy May Arts 1/4 inch wide ribbon around the bottom of the card.  I adhered the artwork with the ribbon onto the folded card.

I stamped my images on a light beige card stock that matched the artwork.  This is a Gina K design layer weight 70#, but for the life of me I can't remember the color name.

I cut the chop out, just on the outside of the red rim, and adhered this with dimensional adhesive foam.  I placed it below the ribbon in an attractive location.

I stamped the greeting, and punched it out with a Stampin' Up Oval punch.  I used dimensional foam to place it just above the ribbon in an attractive location.

Once the stamped images were in place, I centered the ribbon between the two stamped images, and adjusted the bow in an attractive position relative to the Crane image and raised stamps, and used a glue dot to fix the bow in place.

I stamped another birthday greeting on the beige card stock, punched it out with the oval, and adhered it to the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed, thanks for looking.