Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cooking up Some Birthday Wishes!


A few weeks ago a friend of mine created a card for me as part of a challenge we do among a few friends. The image she used was this cute chef by Rubber Romance ... being a Rubber Romance fan and not having that particular stamp I of course had to do something about it! So when I saw Beate's weekend sketch challenge today I thought it would be perfect for this particular sketch. I did make a small change to the sketch .. the centre strip should be wider than the main image ... but I felt that if I did that it would make my card way bigger than I wanted it to be so made it smaller instead.

It was also a great opportunity to get out a couple of my new cuttlebug embossing folders ... if you haven't seen the new ones yet they are just so fantastic ... you can check them out here. Now that I have purchased the new one I am going to have to think of a new way to store them ... I did have them in a photo album but adding my new ones makes the album way to bulky and it won't close .... I would love to hear how some of you store yours, before I start creating a new system.

Ok back to the card.... the main image was stamped in black onto white card and then I sponged around the edge using old paper distress ink. I used my paper piercing mat & tool to create the piercing along the left edge of the card. I remember I got the sentiment at Christmas which works so well with this image ... I could have stamped it direct onto my main image piece ... but for a little more dimension and interest I decided to stamp it on scrap card and punch it out using my oval punch ... I cut out two additional ovals in ruby red and attached them under my oval.

The pink panel is embossed using the new "swiss dots" cuttlebug embossing folder and the ruby red panel uses the "distressed stripes folder ... after embossing both of these pieces I then used my sponging block to add chocolate chip ink to the raised areas.

I have had this rolling pin button for some time now and I thought it fitted the theme of the card so I also added that .... the string was first colored with a copic marker to help hide the holes of the button.

Recipe:
Stamps: Chef - Rubber Romance; Sentiment - The Cat's Pajamas
Paper: White; Pretty In Pink; Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red - SU; Chocolate Truffle DP - Doodlebug Designs
Other: Black Ink; Chocolate Chip SU Ink; Old Paper Distress Ink; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Word Window Punch; Oval Punch; Swiss Dot & Distressed Stripe Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Brads; Rolling Pin Button; String; Foam Tape

11 comments:

leenda said...

Excellent! What a creative use of your new CB folders!

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Frances! I love the rich colors, the beautiful stamp, your coloring and the embellishments.
Hugs and smiles

Katherine said...

This is the cutest card EVER!! I love all the little finishing touches ~ especially the little rolling pin!

Kim Muhl said...

Its gorgeous!! I knew you'd do wonderful things with this image, and you have not disappointed me.

Michelle said...

I love your card! I'm going to have to get the new embossing folders!

Laurie Hines said...

That card is adorable! I love the little rolling pin embellishment too!

Maren said...

This is fantastic! Love the rolling pin!!

Jessica Smith said...

Such a great card I love the cb embossing folders can't wait for mine to ship and I absolutely love the rolling pin. Great job.

Cindy H. said...

What a wonderful card! The colors are great and I love how neat your Cuttled backgrounds have been colored - they're perfect!! What exactly is a *sponging block*?

Sherry said...

This card is awesome! I love it- and the rolling pin is genius! I have this image too and now I have to use it right away! Love it!!!!!!!!!!!

jpmayo said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic!! Of course you would just happen to have the perfect sentiment and the perfect button for this card...you are so talented!