Celebrating belated birthdays (it's the latest trend) continues today with a card for Kelly Booth's March 17th birthday!
Yesterday I pulled out all sorts of grungy stuff to make a Steampunk Door Birthday Card for Shelly Hickox and naturally none of the supplies had been put away. While starting to store the Tim Holtz Pediments die in my Bigz drawer I got the sudden idea that a pediment would look fabulous on the Accordion Album die! (Pssst - the Accordion Album is back in stock but going fast at Scrapbook.com HERE) It worked out perfectly with another idea I'd been meaning to try - cutting the album out of a clear material.
When the card is closed, the Happy Birthday stamp (Stampin' Up! - stamped with white paint and colored on the back with alcohol ink) has a blue background, which is actually the paper on the back side of Page 2. Clear albums are so fun! You can see, for example, all the white rub-ons (stash item, very old) through the outer frames no matter which layer they are actually on.
The patterned papers were cut using the Bigz Frame & Label, Bracket die, which perfectly coordinates with the Accordion Album. To create the circle cut-out I used the Star & Circle Movers & Shapers set. When the circle of that set is cut, it also cuts a scalloped circle at the same time. I turned the scalloped circle into a flower by cutting between each scallop toward the center and then pinching all the petals.
I will write a personal greeting on the blue paper before mailing. The bird is a stamp from the same Bo Bunny collection, stamped, colored with Copics, and fussy-cut.
The paint color for the edges of the clear album and the pediments is Tim Holtz Distress Paint; Broken China. I cut the pediments from wood-colored cardstock, then covered with paint, dried and sanded.
Happy Birthday, Kelly!
Who will get my next belated card? I'm thinking maybe my Mom . . .