Saturday, July 3, 2010

Picture perfect birthday...

So a really good friend (and fellow scrapper) of mine recently broke down and went on a cruise.  She also likes to take pictures.  While I was looking through them I noticed she commented on one she really liked but said it would’ve been better if there was a drink in it.  You know the picture I am talking about…a shot of the ocean from your lounge chair where you just see feet, ocean and a cool refreshing drink!  Well, that gave me the idea for her birthday card.  I had been wanting to try this technique that I found on the Split coast Stampers website.  Well, I changed it up a little to fit my needs.  Here is my interpretation…

Cartridges used for this card:
Paper Dolls for Everyday - cloud
Forever Young - legs
From My Kitchen – cup *note: straw was cut off
George and Basic Shapes - sun
Life’s a Beach – flip flops
My Community - feet
Preserves - lemon
Stand and Salute – clouds
So I started with a 6 x 6 square card and a 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ layer in which I used chalk to create the sea and sky.  I used my Gypsy to create all of my cuts.  Once completed, I assembled the layers and  chalked the vellum (cup) with red, orange and yellow, then added trimmed the top with a piece of ¼” wide Sticky Tape from PK Glitz and covered with PK Glitz Crystal glitter.  I decorated the lemon slice using a glitter pen and chalk ink to give it a little pizzazz.  I cut a straw down to a proportional size.  I cut the legs down to the size I wanted and inked them, then inked the feet and glued them together.  I then used Fruit Punch stickles to create the toenails.  I then used my Crop-a-dile to punch three holes in the flip flops so I could feed the ribbon through and then I inserted the feet.  I chalked the sun to the color I wanted and I laid the cloud cut outs down and chalked around them and then popped two of them off the paper.  I used a scrap piece of tan cardstock for the sand and tore it, then ran it through the Zyron twice (once on each side).  I put the card layers together and then added my cup and popped up the feet/flops.  Once all pieces were in place I took some sand and covered the tan cardstock….and there you have it…the picture perfect birthday card!

I know this doesn’t really go, but it is something she wanted after I sent her an email about a panda rescue effort in China after their most recent earthquake.  I just aim to please.  He is cut from Create a Critter.  I flocked him and used glossy accents on his nose and eyes.  Isn’t he super cute?!    


  1. Very nice, thanks for sharing!! :)

  2. I cannot BELIEVE how amazing the glass looks! So realistic!

  3. That looks so real! Very clever! Thanks for posting to myshericrafts! You are always an inspiration!

  4. Love that card with the drink...the dimension is fabulous...great job!!!

  5. I love your card! I just want to climb in it and be laying on the beach with a drink and soaking up some sun. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! TFS!