Monday, August 26, 2013

Much Gifted Birthday Duck

I made this birthday card for an elderly friend who is fond of ducks.  She loved it!

I started with a purple card base, onto which I stamped a birthday gift repeatedly to create a background on the top, affixed patterned paper on the bottom, and added a strip of black polka-dot ribbon.  I embossed the duck stamp in silver, coloured with watercolour markers, outlined in silver, mounted on yellow and then black cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black, and affixed to the card with foam tape.  Lastly I embellished with a handmade bow.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Duck (Penny Black 3212K Much Gifted!),sentiment (The Old Island Stamp Company), birthday gift (dollar store)
  • Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
  • Watercolour markers:  Tombow
  • Embossing powder:  Silver (The Artful Stamper)
  • Silver marker:  Pilot
  • Cardstock:  Stampin' Up!, Recollections
  • Patterned paper:  Source unknown
  • Ribbon:  Dollarama 
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges Anything Goes (no digis) 2E #1
Card Mania #28 Ribbon 3E #2
Crafty Ribbons #58 Anything Goes with Ribbon 5E #2
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday #6 Birthday 2E #1 C10
Penny Black Saturday Bright and Sunny UE
Pile It On Designer Paper UE
Robyn's Fetish #174 Rectangular Cards Only 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Dotty (ribbon) 5E #1
The House that Stamps Built DCC814 Things with Wings UE
Totally Gorjuss #198 Bows UE
Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments!  Have a great day!


Dan said...

I love your bright colours and that polka-dot ribbon is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

cass said...

Great silver embossing, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Retish this week.

Evie said...
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Evie said...

Gorgeous card and love the ribbon. Thank you for joining us Card Mania Challenge.

Evie DT

Evie said...

Sorry I'm wrong typing. I meant Gorgeous card and love the ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

Evie DT

Chris said...

love that embossing, gives it a very special look.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Unknown said...

Stunning as every Kitty, your friend is very lucky to get a card from you, love and hugs hun xxx

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

I really like the silver embossing; makes it really stand out! I like how you made your own paper background also with the present stamp also! Great card!

Christine L said...

Fabulous card... love that dotty black bow to finish it off!

Thanks for sharing at Totally Gorjuss this time..

Christine x

goldie said...

Your card is very pretty!Thanks for joinig us at Card Mania Challenges!

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! And hope to see you join our next challenge on Monday! Ani