If you read my blog post from yesterday, you know that I've requested cards for a little Boy, Oakley, here in Michigan that is terminally ill. Oakley has asked if people could send him Birthday Cards from around the World for his Birthday.
If you can send him a Birthday Card, it would be greatly appreciated:
PO Box 201
Alma, MI 48801
Let's take a look at the Card that I made for Oakley:
Oakley's Card is quite the detailed Card as that is what I was going for. What fun it was to put together for him and I sure hope he enjoys it.
My Card Base is Soft Sky Cardstock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored and folded at 4-1/4" for a top folding Card.
Using SU's Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, I die cut the long skinny Floral Strip from Old Olive Cardstock twice. Once for the bottom Panel and once for the top Panel. (You need to run the Cardstock with the Floral Strip thru your BIG Shot twice as the Floral Strip is not long enough to cut all the way across the 5-1/2" Cardstock.)
I laid my two Old Olive Floral Panels onto the bottom of my Card Base and added a light pencil mark just below the top of the Taller Panel so that I could judge where to stamp my Sun. Using SU's Wherever You Go Stamp Set, I stamped the Sun Stamp onto my Card Base in Daffodil Delight Ink with the bottom of the Sun on the pencil mark.
I stamped the two Birds in Soft Suede Ink onto my Card Base as shown in the picture above.
I then adhered my two Old Olive Floral Panels to the bottom of my Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals on the sides and bottom of the Panels only. (You want to leave the centers of the Panels free of adhesive so you can adhere and slide the Dinosaurs, Palm Trees and Leaves in behind the panels.)
For the Palm Trees:
O.K. Don't Laugh too hard as I do not know the names of Dinosaurs!
SU's No Bones About It Stamp Set has 4 different Dinosaurs. Each Dinosaur stamp has a Solid Image and a BONES (Skeleton) Image. Using the Skeleton Stamp of the Dapper Denim Dinosaur shown in the picture above, I stamped just the Skeleton Tail for the Palm Tree Trunks in Soft Suede Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock twice; once for each Palm Tree. I fussy cut both Tails out and colored them randomly with my Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Maker.
I stamped 8 (2 for the upper right of the Card and 6 for the Palm Trees) of the Large Leaves in Garden Green Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and fussy cut them out. I adhered 2 groups of 3 of the Leaves together, trimming the stems off or shorter so they didn't stick out and then adhered them to the Tail Tree Trunks and then behind the Top Floral Panel with Mono Multi Purpose Glue as shown in the picture above. I put a Stampin' Dimensional behind the Leaves on the Palm Tree on the right to give it a little dimension.
I stamped 3 of the Long Leaf Vines in Soft Suede Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I cut 2 of the Vines in 1/2 and adhered the bottom pieces to the upper right of my Card Base with Mono Multi Purpose Glue. (Save the top half for the inside of the Card and the third one for the back of the Card.) I adhered the 2 remaining Large Leaves over the Vines with Mono Multi Purpose Glue. I then trimmed off the parts that hung over the Card edge with my Snips.
In total, I stamped 8 Solid Image Dinosaurs onto Whisper White Cardstock. The top Dinosaur I stamped twice, once in Dapper Denim Ink and once in Crushed Curry Ink. The Dinosaur on the left, I stamped twice, once in Soft Suede Ink and once in Garden Green Ink. The Dinosaur on the right, I stamped twice, once in Pumpkin Pie Ink and once in Crushed Curry Ink. The Remaining Dinosaur (see later in my blog post) I stamped twice, once in Cajun Craze Ink and once in Old Olive Ink.
I adhered the Dapper Denim and Pumpkin Pie Dinosaurs with Mono Multi Purpose Glue behind the Floral Panels as shown in the picture above. I adhered the bottom of the Soft Suede Dinosaur with Mono Multi Purpose Glue and the top of the Dinosaur with Stampin' Dimensionals on top of the Bottom Floral Panel as shown in the picture above.
I stamped 9 (5 for front of the Card, 2 for the inside of the Card and 2 for the back of the Card) of the Small leaves in Garden Green Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock and fussy cut them out. I adhered a group of 3 Small Leaves behind the top Floral Panel and two behind the bottom Panel with Mono Multi Purpose Glue on the bottom of the Leaves only.
Then, I added more Stampin' Dimensionals in-between the Floral Panels by using the end of my Piercing Tool to tuck them behind the Panels.
For the inside of my Card:
I stamped my Sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink.
I adhered the Crushed Curry Dinosaur above the Sentiment with Mono Multi Purpose glue.
I stamped a Birthday Party Hat in Dapper Denim Ink, fussy cut it out and adhered it to the Dinosaurs' head with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
I adhered 2 Small Leaves and the top of the Vine next to the Sentiment with Mono Multi Purpose Glue.
For the back of my Card:
I stamped my Sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Old Olive Cardstock.
Using SU's Pocket Framelits Dies, I die cut out my Sentiment with the Pocket Die, bone folded the flaps down and adhered it to the back of my Card with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
I stamped the Dinosaur Foot Prints in Smokey Slate Ink, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the Pocket with Mono Multi Purpose Glue as shown in the picture above.
I adhered the last Vine and 2 Small Leaves to the left of my Sentiment.
I then put the 4 remaining Dinosaurs inside the Pocket so Oakley could have some extra's to play with if he wants!
That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
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