Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Guide Lines

Oh I LOVE the Guide Lines set. It is SO easy to make great backgrounds and also SUPER easy to add dimension. I stamped my paper alternating dark chocolate & soft sky inks. Once I was done I stamped 5 additional squares of each color and cut them out. I added on top of my paper with 1/16 dimensional stickers.

Then I cut out a circle using my mega circle from Marvy and a scalloped circle using my Giga punch from Marvy. I then used my Faux Ribbon scalloped stamp and made it into a "not so perfect" half circle..LOL and stamped it onto the white card stock circle. After adding the birthday sentiment from Birthday Basics I stamped the background pattern image once in the center in soft sky.

I then chopped the circle off so that you would not see it sticking out from the ribbon I tied around the center. I matted it all on Aqua Mist card stock and then onto my Stamper's Select card base. Doesn't the soft sky and Aqua Mist make a great match?

At this point the card was lacking something so I started digging through a can of buttons my Gramma gave me and found these buttons that closely match and best of all the white thread was already tied through them. Perfect! I used tombow to glue them down in between the raised squares.

I think this picture gives a bit better view of the dimension. It also gives a sneak peek at the inside of the card.

I started finishing all my cards on the inside and I will continue to do so as it really makes a nicely completed project!!

I simply stamped the same colors, same image along the top and bottom. I added the faux ribbon scallop as a top and bottom border. Then I stamped 3 of the blue images and the chocolate sentiment over top.

All in all a great card! I would like to see this combo in other colors too....imagine chocolate and pink or yellow or purple...Oh the possibilities!

Thanks fr stopping by today, feel free to drop me a line in the comment section and let me know what you think? What other colors do you think this could be done in??
Stamps: Birthday Basics, Guide Lines, Faux Ribbon (all PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select, Aqua mist (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate Palette ink (PTI), Soft Sky (SU)
Other: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (SU), Random Buttons from Gramma (LOL), dimensional stickers (SU), Giga scallop circle punch, Mega circle punch (Marvy)


  1. holy buckets!! that is gorgeous! LOVE what you did with the Guide Lines and those buttons!!

  2. Love it... I just love how you are doing the inside too!

  3. Hi Jewels - this is fantastic. I love love love the dimension! (and the soft sky, lol! I checked again today and still no aqua mist ink!)

  4. Oh, I love this, Jewels! Gorgeous colors and I love the pattern you created. I love the inside finished like that, too! Great card!

  5. Very nice J!! I haven't used my set yet. One day I hope. LOL. And that has to be the MOST perfect knot I have ever seen!!

  6. I really like this card. I can't wait to have a chance to try out some more PTI stamps.