Manly Card Monday #14

Birthday Cards, Manly Card Monday

Sometimes I think I might use puns a bit too much…

This little bear, just look at him. He’s such a cutie. That little sad face. I wanted him to look kind of tatty so I coloured him all in greys, keeping the texture a little less smooth than I would normally try to go for. Then I centred him on a piece of white card and stamped my sentiment around him in Jessie’s ABCs stamps from Lawn Fawn.

can't bear being away

Once I’d done this, I stuck the white card on some patterned paper and trimmed it down so that it left a border. Putting that aside, I ruled some lines in ballpoint pen across a blank card.

This is the first time I’ve used my own handwriting on a card! I don’t mind the effect but definitely need more practice.

Products Used:

Single teddy bear clear stamp & Spectrum Noir coloured pencils – www.hobbycraft.co.uk

Jessie’s ABCs stamps – www.lawnfawn.com

Tiny Tatty Teddy patterned paper – therange.co.uk

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“Sorry You’re Leaving” Tag

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My friend is leaving work this week and I haven’t felt up to making a card. So I decided to make her a tag to go on her leaving present instead. After cats, her favourite animal is an octopus, so I put Lawn Fawn’s “Critters in the Sea” in the spotlight.

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Firstly, I stamped the octopus on stripy pink paper from the Let’s Polka collection. I heat-embossed him to make him nice and bold on the patterned paper and got to work fussy-cutting.

Then I die-cut one gift-tag from plain card and one from patterned vellum. This vellum has little swirls on it that are almost like seashells so it worked well for this ocean theme.

The waves are stamped in Distress Ink, but this can be a bit full-on so I decided not to put it on my project until I had already stamped it on some scrap paper off to the side. Next, I took the “just waving hello” sentiment as well as Milo’s Alphabet stamps, and stamped only the ‘just waving’ part, spelling BYE underneath.

I cut the vellum into a banner and foam-adhered the octopus. Then I hole-punched some leftover patterned paper and stuck the white tag on top, so I could cut around it to make a border. Lastly, I threaded yellow baker’s twine through – I love the pink and yellow together.

I also stamped “Sorry you’re leaving” on the back in those same alphabet stamps, but I didn’t think to take a picture – sorry!

Products Used:

Gift tag die –
http://www.averyelle.com/die-gift-tags-elle-ments/

Let’s Polka paper pad –http://www.makethedayspecial.co.uk/shop.php#!/Lets-Polka-6×6-Paper-Pad/p/33128625/category=10168036

‘Just waving’ sentiment, octopus and waves stamps –http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/critters-in-the-sea

Alphabet stamps –
http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/milos-abcs

Baker’s twine –
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/251823245054?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&chn=ps&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0

Decorative edged scissors –
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiskars-Pinking-Paper-Edger-Pink/dp/B000MARFWO/ref=sr_1_4?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1424200971&sr=1-4&keywords=fiskars+scissors+decorative

Distress Ink “Peacock Feathers” –
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=107249&c=0