Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Stamping and paper piecing.

     Today's card is for a male friend from Church, who was one of my son's teachers in 6th through 8th grade. In fact, he is one of my son's favorite teachers. Last week, during my fuzzy thinking period, I had picked out a different card idea for him, which I didn't remember today, so today, I created a new card idea ;- ) I used the Hero Arts stamp set Birthday Wishes, which is exclusive to Achiever's and the QuickKuts Nesting Circle Variety Cookie Cutter dies that were designed to go with them. I embossed the main image first with silver embossing powder, then paper pieced the plate and frosting from scraps I had. I believe the frosting is pearl paper from Crafters' Companion. The confetti is colored with metallic markers and the candles with glitter markers. (Yes, glitter on a guy card.) It's a birthday, celebrate!  I felt the gel maker colors were too vivid and the glitter ones looked better.  The background stamp is also from the set.

     The sentiment was done digitally using LDMarooned and LDDabble, both from Lettering Delights. The candle embellishment was a gift from a friend and the stars are from K&Company's Happy Birthday stickers.

     What would I do differently? I'm not sure. I think it works as a nice, general birthday card. I usually use these silver, metallic embellishments from JoAnn's that are cakes, hats and balloons, but I'm currently out of them.

     For those of you who love fonts, my DH, sent me an article he found on Macworld about a cool font that looks like embroidery. Well, that was what it was about for me. The article went on about the software used to design the font and a font designing competition (at least I think that's what it went on about (YAWN). If you'd like to find out about it, here is the link. If you just want to check out the FREE font and maybe get the FREE download, here is that link. It especially looks great on textured backgrounds. My name is Debbie and I'm addicted to fonts. It's been 28 hours since I downloaded my last font ;- )

Thanks for stopping by today. Please share your thoughts in the comments. I love hearing from you and it's great to know you were here. Have a very Blessed week.

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