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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Pam

It was my friend Pam's birthday on Monday which also was our monthly get together at Helen's to make things. So we got to sing her happy birthday,  eat birthday cake with her and watch her open all the lovely cards she received. A great day was had by all. Below is the card I made her which isn't exactly her colours but luckily she loved it. This year everyone is getting Flip out cards, I generally stick to one type of card and tailor it to them. She loves Tim Holtz so I grabbed a book of papers and went from there.
Pam's Birthday Card
Pam's card open so you can see where the message goes.

I used papers from the Crowded Attic paper stash and cut out the biggest moth. I lightly inked with Old Paper Distress Ink and dusted with Perfect Pearls to give a sheen. I then traced the moth onto another paper from the stash a brown this time and cut it out and ran it through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder. Unfortunately my attempts to photograph this layering on the card didn't work. In the open picture you can see the different layers. I layered the pieces together using foam tape to get dimension. I will do a step by step tutorial on making this Flip Out Card next week. They are reasonably easy and lots of fun to make.
The paper on the front panel are from the sheet of ink pad images, very appropriate for a stamper and the inside paper is a 6" x 6" piece with perfume and chocolate ads on it. All were edged with Old Paper DI and I made up a mixture of re-inker and Perfect Pearls and used that to colour Tim Holtz's Trimmings flower strip. I did alternate flowers and used a Walnut Stain mix to the the other flowers. After they were dried with a little help from my heat tool, I mean who can wait for them to dry naturally, I added green adhesive pearls to the centres and adhered them to the card. I added some white paint to the WISH word stick to bring out the letters and put a long fasteners through the top. Two butterflies from the Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers finished off the card. And the cardstock was from the Ranger Coordination cardstock pad, so almost Tim from top to toe.

Thanks for looking and happy creating



  1. Wow, what a lucky girl Pam is! This card is beautiful.

  2. i absolutely love your card: the lay-out, the colors, the embellies... it all works so well together. love it!