Monday, August 8, 2011

Blueberry Birthday Card

I've been finding myself making lots of shaped cards lately.... and my go-to shape recently has been a tag. Today is no exception.

This wonderful card was inspired by my 6-year old.  He has a Great-Uncle that has these wonderful HUGE old growth blueberry bushes in his back yard.  When my boys were little, their Uncle would happily take them to go pick blueberries in his yard..... When I asked my son what kind of card we should make for Uncle Robbies's birthday, he said "we have to make him a blueberry card!"

All cuts are from Preserves.  The tag card base is sized to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2, and then welded on my Gypsy.   The navy blue card mat measures 4" x 5 1/4" and the green patterned paper measures 3 3/4" x 5".

The blueberries are cut at 3 1/2" and I inked all the layers before assembling them (green ink on the leaves and blue ink for the blueberry layers). I attached the cluster of berries with pop dots and three leaves are up on pop dots too. Gel pen doodle-dots are one of my favorite touches. :)

A scrap of the card base punched with an old tag punch became the perfect sentiment tag.  This "happy birthday" stamp is from Studio and it's been embossed using white powder. More doodles, a few pop dots,  a navy colored brad, and some blue 1/8" satin ribbon finish off the bottom of the card.

I tried to keep the embellishments to a minimum to keep it more of a manly card... I don't know how masculine it turned out, but I love it anyway.

The inside got some scraps of the outside paper and matching inking and gel pen details. All paper came from my scrap bin except for the green patterned paper. It's from DCWV's Cafe Mediterranean mat stack. I know that the blue textured paper that I used for the card base is Bazzill card stock.

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14 comments:

Jeri said...

I, too, love shaped cards. They're so much more interesting than a plain old rectangle! Love the blueberries and the way you honored your uncle. Thanks for playing along at CCC.

Melissa said...

Very cute card, wonderful shape, love it and the colors are perfect, great job on the faux stitching as well! Thanks for joining CCC!

Karen said...

this is a fantastic shaped card I see why it's your go to shape! Perfect papers and your stitching is awesome you could also enter this over at Delightful Challenge use stitching.
Karen
www.littlescrapppieces.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

Wow, u did a grat job!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful card.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Looks good enough to eat. Especially like the gel pen inking/stitching.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great shape card! The blueberries look super yummy!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Larelyn said...

I love the shape and the berries look so yummy with all the doodling and inking. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs,

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Happy Tuesday Cheryl!!! What a sweet delight...Your project matches my morning breakfasts LOL I just really love the Blue-Violets you worked with here....Wonderfully done!!! Thanks for joining us again at DCD :o)

Mistyrose
Die Cuttin Diva

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Alphabet
Hugs
Tamara

Creative Diva said...

Amazing Shaped Card. Love the paper.
Thank you for joining us at DCD.


Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the shape! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Paper Deckerations said...

WOW so beautiful! I love the colors and shape! I love making tags! Super job!! Thanks for sharing with us at DCD!!

Cre8tiveVet said...

Your card is so wonderful! I love the blueberries. Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette
cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com