Every time one of my nieces or nephews has a birthday I always try to send them a birthday card. It may not always be on time, but I try my best.
About two years ago I sent my nephew a birthday card that had a really neat fold to it. When he got the card in the mail he took it to his mom and said, "look how cool this is mom!" Whenever I can get a teenage boy to think that something I stamped is "cool", I feel like I hit the jackpot. Ever since then, I have felt this pressure (I know it's all self-imposed) to be the "cool" aunt who sends "cool" birthday cards. I'm such a dork!
Well, today is my niece's birthday so here's her "cool" card.
I made her a Diorama card using the Unfrogettable stamp set. Here's another picture of the card from a different angle so you can see the different layers.
Each of the three layers is spaced one inch apart, yet it can still fold flat for mailing. I got the pattern here, except my measurements are a little different. I used two pieces of card stock that were 8 1/2" x 4" and one piece that was 6 1/2" x 4". I just made it 4" wide instead of 3" wide. The score marks are all the same. I punched my three circles just like it shows in the directions, then I rotated my paper 180 degrees and punched three more circles on the other side.
On the front layer I sponged some clouds with my white craft pad. I couldn't find my cloud stencil, so I free-hand cut some cloud shapes out of some scratch paper and used that.
The picture is a little deceiving in that it looks like the frog is perched on the mushroom. The mushroom is actually on the middle layer and the frog is on the back layer of the card. It was unintentional, but I like the way it turned out.
I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Stamps: Unfrogettable, Daisy Field Wheel
Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, White
Ink: Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, White Craft, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Punches: Three For You Flower Punch, Circle Punches (1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1/4")