Sunday, July 1, 2007

Todays Special!

When I first saw this stamp set in the catty last year, I just knew I had to purchase it as it would make a perfect card for my nephew who is a chef. Of course I have used this set since I first purchased it almost 12 months ago, but this is the first time I have made a card using it for my nephew who has a birthday in a couple of weeks. Hopefully he will like it! I hear there is now an accessory set to go with this set now in the new catty - can't wait to see what the images are like to see whether I will need them or not - right now I would say I need LOL!

I wanted to create a type of restaurant scene for this card. I started by stamping the brick background onto my white card using burnt sienna fluid chalk. I then cut a piece of light grey card for the floor or pavement. I also cut a thin piece of darker grey so define the floor and the wall. I wanted to add an awning to this one so I used my slot punch to create the scallops along the edge of the red card and of course I had to use my striped background stamp to the awning!!!!!!!!!! - have I told ya I love that striped background yet!

I used my square punches to create the menu poster - I decided "Today's Special" suited the card better than Menu as birthdays are special - right!

The chef I stamped, colored and cut out from white card and then mounted to the main card using foam tape. I made it a chocolate card as I thought the browns looks a bit more masculine!

Stamps: Voila - Stampin' Up; Bricks - Cornish Heritage Farms; Striped B/G - My Favorite Things; Happy Birthday - Papertrey Ink
Papers: White, Black, Dark Brown; Grey; Dark Grey; Red; Caramel
Other: Black Ink; Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalks; White Brilliance Ink; White Gel Pen; Slot Punch - SU; Square Punches; Foam Tape


Peggy Maier said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! What a special card - you've done a great job!

Libby Hickson said...

This is SO cute! Your little restaurant scene is just perfect! Have you seen the new catty yet?? I'm going to say that you *DO* need the new accessories, they are adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this window scene! Love the square punch to make a "special of the day message board".

This set is on my first order out of the new US SU Catty!

Thanks for sharing!


Alhambra Club said...

He is so cute, I have been eyeing him in the new catalog, yup got one on Saturday

Anonymous said...

This is AWESOME! I love the special board...ingenious! Well done.