Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kitchen-y cheer in a birthday card

Someone very special has a birthday coming up. I don't have a stamp that says exactly how I feel, and all of that love and happiness would never fit on one small card anyway. What to do? Pull out my file of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies! I love their entire line of products.

I used images from both Baked With Love (LF805) and Sprinkled With Joy (LF1214) and stamped these images while thinking about what to include on the card. That is a cookie sheet on the left side, upper row and a decorator bag of icing on the right in the next row.
I colored these images with a combination of Zig Clean Color markers and Prismacolor pencils. The paper is from a pack of white cardstock from Michaels or Joanns.

I don't claim to have truly original ideas (someone already invented the wheel and sliced bread) and I tend to either be so focused on detail or having so much fun while working, I don't stop to take photos at various stages. Coloring these images was just simple coloring.  I used a tiny print paper to make wallpaper in the background, a beige paper to represent a counter top, white cardstock for the cabinet facing with additional white cardstock cut for the doors and drawers (initially drawn on but that looked too flat) and a strip of dotted navy paper for the flooring.
The handle of the oven is 3-dimensional. The towel is a die cut that is folded over the handle and attached with a glue dot. The mixer is on a dimensional to move it forward on the counter. The cookie sheet, star-shaped cookies and bag of flour were cut from dies from the set that coordinates with Sprinkled With Joy, die set LF1215. The butter and mixer were cut free hand. Some of the other images in the first photo weren't used as I ran out of room. Cute, right?

But wait....there is more....the reason for the "Open Me" tag is that the door opens! An additional die set LF1271, provides the oven door that opens, the 3-D oven handle and the towel that hangs on the door handle.
On the inside of the card, I stamped a chef image and Happy Birthday from a set called Bon Appetite. That is no longer available as the company, There She Goes,  no longer exists. "You Make Life Sweet" is from Impression Obsession MC181
One more shot from an odd angle in an attempt to show the mixer and oven door handle as being dimensional.
I saved the unused images, knowing that I will make this card again. If my real oven were so much fun to play with, we might have home cookin' around here!

Who am I cuts into craft time!

1 comment:

Blondie's Journal said...

These are so cool! Where do you find stuff like this?!!! Looks fun!

Thanks for the well wishes on the birth of my granddaughter...we are so in love!