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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Quirky Distressed Birthday Card

I got a fab new stamp yesterday and couldn't wait to use it on a couple of birthday cards I need to make (for tomorrow, eek!).  I thought I'd do them in two different styles, one with an old fashioned, distressed  look and the other one using more up to date, modern papers.  That was the plan and so far I have just done the distressed card:

The background stamps were deliberately done in an incomplete distressed style.

This is the main image though, it is such a fun stamp, very quirky:
Sentiment says 'Meet under the tree for a nice cup of tea'

The stamp is a Crafty Individuals stamp from Aldridge Crafts.
The fake stitching is a rub on, the papers (distressed with sandpaper) were freebies from card magazines and the image and the Happy Birthday sentiment were attached with 3d dots.  The placement design was from an old CPS sketch.  

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
LITTLE RED WAGON - St Patty's Day - Green 

Good news for me yesterday! I won a couple of tickets to the Hobbycraft show at the NEC in a couple of weeks.  Yay!

Thanks for looking and for any comments,
qwiksave

6 comments:

Deanna said...

Very nice, I love the quirky little tree. :) I think it goes well with the distressed look.

~Jeri~ said...

What a cute stamp! Love the papers and layout!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Carmen said...

Love that stamp and love the distressed look. It's got a very Enid Blyton, Faraway Tree feel to it :D Love it.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Beautiful! I love that image!!!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge. I hope you'll do so again soon!

qwiksave said...

Thanks, crafters. To do the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment I copied (by hand) the type style used on the tree stamp.

I love the tree stamp, I've only just bought it but love it. There are so many quirky things to find on the tree. Very 'Enid Blyton-y, Carmen.

Think I just might be persuaded do some more challenges!

x

100 Proof Press said...

I love love love that image! How lovely it would be to receive a card like that!

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