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I love this card! I keep imagining a quaint little coffee shop with this being the scene outside in the morning. What a great place to visit, especially if it were your birthday! I have to admit that I borrowed a technique for the balloons from a recent blog hop and I can’t remember who to credit with the amazing idea, but they are just cut out of card stock and then covered in Ranger Glossy Accents which gives them that balloon-like quality. I used DMC Diamant Metallic Needlework Thread for my strings. The kitty is My Favorite Things Cool Cat, and I painted him with a mix of Tim Holtz Distress Pumice Stone, and Hickory Smoke.
I really love how this card turned out, I think it is very pretty. The design on this card is Bugaboo Digi Stamps Tulip Jar. I used lots of inks on this card. I used Tim Holtz Distress Mowed Lawn, Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Squeezed Lemonade. I also used a bit of Delicata Celestial Copper.
I first started making cards from kits and had no idea what I was doing, with that it took me a while to realize that I really needed a paper trimmer. My first trimmer was the most basic one that I could find at Michael’s, it lasted me a couple of months before I realized it just wasn’t going to do what I needed when I started trying to make Christmas cards. That is when I purchased my Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, which I love and still use on a regular basis except for one small thing. I find it gets really inaccurate on cuts over 3 inches. For me, that was a problem because I like to cut my own cards out of cardstock I also pre-cut my cardstock into 4 x 5.5 pieces so they are ready to go. I needed a better trimmer for handling larger cut jobs and spent a long time looking. I decided on the CARL Professional Rotary Paper Trimmer, which I adore. There is one small problem though and it is the reason that I still have the Fiskars as well, it is no good at anything under about 2 inches. Honestly, having two trimmers that do a great job at what they do instead of having one trimmer that does an Ok job of most things is perfect for me. Especially saying I still haven’t gotten into the other things that I utilize to cut paper on a regular basis…
I think being able to make this card was a big reason I bought this set! I used the MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes Die-namics to cut out the clothes line and all of the baby clothes. I used the MFT Welcome, Baby stamp set to stamp the sentiment. I used Tombow Liquid Glue to get the clothes line and clothes to adhere to the card.
This was a card that brought back memories of when my niece was little and wanted a pinata at every party! I used Lawn Fawn’s Year Seven stamp and coordinating lawn cuts. I then used Tim Holtz Distress Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, and Faded Jeans to watercolor the pinata and stamp the candy. I used My Favorite Things SURF AND TURF Die-Namics in order to cut the channel for my pinata to move back and forth. There is a little video so that you can see how the pinata moves back and forth!
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