Monday, July 26, 2010

"7 Today" Card

Happy Birthday, Zachary. Yes, he is no longer my little baby boy. He is definitely becoming my little man. Weeping and sighing. My awesome son turned seven today. In honor of his birthday and his love for animals, I broke out the Dinosaur Tracks Cricut Cart and modeled his card after the one in the book.

As you can see, I took several liberties with the card. Since the T-Rex is his favorite I used that one instead. Did you know that the T-Rex lived during the Cretaceous period?

I cut the brown base card at 12x8 using the Bazzill Chocolate to create a 6x8 card when folded. The lighter Bazzill card was cut at 7 3/4 x 5 1/2. I cut the T-Rex card at 4 1/2.

I cut the DCWV Happy Birthday paper at slightly less than 4 1/2" (it needed to fit behind the cut out T-Rex).

The number 7 was cut at 2" out of the Happy Birthday paper and TODAY was cut at 1 inch from Fiskars red cardstock. I decided to use red to mat the 7 and added another mat of Chocolate card.

I used the remaining Happy Birthday paper to place behind TODAY. I then matted it again onto the Chocolate cardstock that I used for the base. I inked all of the letters and the seven with Vintage Photo.

Once I had cut all of my paper to size I inked the tan color in green and saw that the T-Rex looked a bit naked and wanted to use a layer for him. This might be able to be worked out, but I could not do that using the Card and layer icon features together. I eyeballed the piece and decided to cut the layer at 6" and it was a perfect fit!!! I used a sheet of brown leather look paper from Paper Pizzaz (HOTP).
I glued the layer to the card base and cut off the excess T-Rex. I punched two holes on the left hand side and threaded through the ribbon and tied a knot. Hapharzardly added the words across the bottom of the card. I put two red star brads through the holes in the number 7. Red is his favorite color. I also cut a T-Rex at 4 1/2 inches that I used on the inside of the card along with my message to him.
I like how the card turned out and can hardly wait to cut more images. We have been having loads of fun with this cart. The HOTP press animal skin prints is a perfect match with the Bazzill earthtones paper pack. I probably would have added more inking but I was in the middle of a huge digital project, but wanted to create a special handmade card for my son from me. He loved it!!!!
As always keep inking and thinking in the name of love.
Until then.