11 April 2007

Tri-fold Birthday

Today is David's birthday so I *HAD* to have his card done today. :D I have wanted to try out the tri-fold card on Julia's blog for quite a while, so this was my motivator. The card I ended up with is not the card I envisioned! Isn't that always the case? ;) Here is a tip for you if you decide to try this card and stamp on the front. Choose a stamp that looks good if it is turned a quarter turn! I know! It is a no-brainer, but I was going to use the Knobbly Gnomes but when I got to stamping that part I came to a screetching halt! Sudden panic! What stamp set do I have (besides flowers of course) that can be turned a quarter turn????? This is what I came up with!

My scanner washed out alot of the color on the white layer. I had sponged some Garden Green, True Thyme, some Creamy Caramel (in the center) and a hint of Ballet Blue. The vine is stamped with Olive Green StazOn, and the monkey using Timber Brown. The white layer(s) are shimmery white. (I am really loving the shimmery white card stock, WHY did I wait so long to start using it?????)

Here is the card open. As you can see, my monkey "swung" to the side. The designer paper was a holdover from the original idea of using the Knobbly Gnomes, but being that it is masculine, (and in the attempt NOT to hoard it any longer) I wanted to keep it. I am trying to incorporate more designer papers into my card making.

Stamps: Monkey Business, Cheery Chat;

Ink: Olive Green and Timber Brown Staz-On, Ballet Blue, Garden Green, True Thyme, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue (stamped off) and Almost Artichoke;

Paper: Ballet Blue, Almost Artichoke, Shimmery White and Oxford Designer Paper