Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hoppy Be-ribboned Birthday!

Hi! Marge here. Today I have another Anthony and Burt card for you.  I decided to do a birthday card, because I can always use more of those.  Doesn't Burt look like he is just drooling over that chocolate icing?

As with last week, I decided to keep my card today fairly flat and easily mailable.  I did add a ribbon treatment, but it isn't so lumpy-bumpy that it violates the post office's 1/4 inch rule.

I started by stamping the image and greeting in black ink, onto white card stock.

Then I colored it with the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I was getting good results using DG2 and DG4 for the frog's body.

I layered the image onto cocoa brown.  Using a hole template, I used a pencil to mark 3 1/8 inch holes to the left of the greeting, and then punched them.  I tied three short lengths of three coordinating colors of gingham ribbon through and under and knotted them on the left, as shown.

I had some tan and green scraps of designer paper that I thought worked well.  I also made a paper "band" by folding the top and bottom edges of a strip of paper and layered that on for subtle added interest.  This then went onto a second layer of cocoa brown card stock.  I attached the image/ribbon layer to it with dimensional pop dots.  I then layered it all onto a mossy green base and the card was finished.  Oh, I did add some glitter glue to Anthony's wings.  You can't do a card with one of these images and not glitter the wings!

That's all for today.  I hope you're enjoying your Sunday...and I'll see you back here next week!

Marge Dady


Dawn's Craft Place said...

Your coloring is wonderful-that cake looks so realistic.
The ribbon is a nice touch of color

Paula Huiras said...

Your froggie is so cute! I like your three little ribbons on the bottom and also how you layered it.

Trena in Naperville said...

very cute Marge!! I really dig all the ribbons.

Take care and STAY POSTIIVE!

Kathy said...

Wonderful card!! Your coloring is awesome and I love the ribbon the matches everything, great job!!!

UnikeByYes said...

These guys are growing on me ;) they are so fun! Great coloring, love that the real focal point is the image, TFS
Have a great day!