According to our Hostess, Frances Byrne, it’s Beer Drinking Day! The challenge this week is to put some kind of a drink on your card. I made this card for my best friend, Jeanine, who is also my boss at the beauty salon I’ve worked at for the last 16yrs. Our birthdays are 2 days apart! She is 10yrs. younger than me however! I just love her and we often spend our lunch hour picking up fast food and spending the hour chatting and laughing.
Step 1: I made the pop up inside the card first. I used an older die set from Karen Burniston called 780 – Garden Bench. I like to try to use currently available products but this bench worked so well with the Art Impression’s stamp of these two ladies. 4407 – Coffee BFF’s
Step 2: The card is a 6″x6″ square. I cut two 5.75″ x 5.75″ squares from white cardstock. I stamped one with the tree from this stamp set I bought from:Amazon link to stamp set
I have purchased several sets from this seller on Amazon. They all have not disappointed me. The seller is GIMITSUI. They don’t spend on fancy packaging and the buyer benefits. This set is priced at $6.59 They are a Prime Member store and offer free shipping and free returns! What! I know! You will not want to return them. All of the stamp sets I have purchased from them stamp very well. Here are two more sets that I adore and have already used.
You may remember the elephant set used on another C4C Sketch Challenge:
Then I used PanPastels to stencil the clouds and hills behind the bench. The other 6″ square I also used PanPastels and stencils for the grass and path: Snow storm and Clouds & Mountain and Split rail Fence
Next I trimmed them to fit behind and around the bench. Wait to adhere these two stenciled squares until later.
Step 3: I stamped the Art Impression BFF’s stamp. I colored them with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out. I glued them to the front of the bench just on the back side of their legs which makes them really look like they’re sitting on that bench! I’ve had the AI stamp for awhile and have used them a lot. But I really believe I saw Frances use this stamp exactly like this when the Garden Bench first came out.
Step 4: Cut two 6″ squares from a sky blue cardstock for the front and back of the pop up. Now take a scrap of white cardstock that is about 2″ x 4″ and stencil this strip to continue the hills behind the bench. Do the same thing for under the bench. Adhere the strip that is for behind the bench to the bottom of a blue square. (Make sure it is positioned to fill in where the bench cut out is). Do the same thing for the piece that is attached to the path/grass layer and adhere it to what will be the back of the card.
Step 5: I used 3 die sets for the front of the card: 1434 Calligraphic Elements – 3
1161 – happy birthday and Coffee Charms. I cut the “Elements” from silver mirror cardstock. I cut coffee cup with white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I cut the top from Velum. The happy birthday is from dark blue cardstock. Adhere them all to the front of the card as shown:
Adhere the other blue square to the back of the card and it’s done! I can’t wait to see what you make this week!
Other Products use:
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Michael’s Craft Store: All cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Pro