Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Chair-ish Friendship Thank You Card For Debs & Mike

This is one of the cards I made for Owen to give to friends to say thank you for his birthday gifts.  This one is for Debs and Mike who will get a chuckle from the play on words - well, they probably will groan as well LOL!  Mynnette, the co-author of the 52 {C}CT challenge blog, very kindly sent this digi sentiment to me - what a sweetheart! 

After I received the sentiment I went on the hunt for a suitable chair digi image and I found a fab freebie at Bird's Cards.  I adjusted the chair to the size I wanted and printed it out twice - once on Crumb Cake CS and again on patterned paper.  The lines didn't show up very well on the patterned paper image so I went over them with a black permanent pen.  After I'd cut out and pieced the chair together I sponged Wild Wasabi ink on the upholstery and Soft Suede ink on the woodwork.    I've popped the chair up on a simple black mat.  I tied Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon around the patterned paper panel after I'd sponged the edges with wasabi ink.  I re-sized the sentiment, printed it onto Crumb Cake CS,  cut it out with a ticket die, layered it onto a black mat and popped it up.  I placed gems in the corners of the sentiment panel to finish off the card front.

I added patterned paper and a stamped, die cut sentiment to a white panel for inside the card and I sponged the edges with wasabi ink.

I made an envelope from the patterned paper using the fab Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and I sponged all the edges.  I really love how a matching patterned paper envelope ties everything together, I think it adds such a special touch!  I stamped and die cut the frame, added a black mat piece at the top and bottom of the frame and then used an alphabet set to stamp the names.  We're seeing Debs and Mike today so they will be given the card then - hopefully, they will like it!

Stamps: Hero Arts Sending You Love clear set, Hero Arts/Sizzix Frames with Sprigs stamp & die combo set, Hero Arts Cute Uppercase Letters clear set

Digi images:  sentiment from Mynnette Kitchen, armchair from Bird's Cards
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Basic Black & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Kaisercraft 'Encourage' from Chapter One collection

Ink: SU! Wild Wasabi & Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: SU! Simply Scored & Diagonal Plate, Sizzix Ticket Framelits die, Hero Arts Small Tag Frame Framelits die,
label die from Hero Arts/Sizzix Frames with Sprigs stamp & die combo set, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, gems, 3d foam pads



Creative M said...

Hi Ruth!I hope all is well!This is one of my FAVORITE cards!!!Oh!MY!I love it!So in love with the Sentiment,which is Perfect!And as for the digi(couch)its aweosme!You are so talented and thank you for always sharing your it with us!


Mynnette said...

OH MY WORD!!!!!!!!! The sentiment looks AMAZING! And I adore your patterned chair--what a fabulous card! I'm so glad you like the digi, Ruth! You're so clever with all your craft things, I may have to send you more to see what you do with them!!! :D

kelly said...

ooohh, that chair stamp is so adorable! Good and squishy! Would be great for a new home card too!
Kelly xx

Patty Gorka said...

The sentiment is perfect with the digi chair image, cute paper piecing too! That was a great idea to use a black marker to go over the lines on your pattern paper. I'll have to remember that.