Monday, March 7, 2016

MC Mar/16 - ECD Happy Birthday - Jules

I needed a birthday card for one of my uncles... and everyone is calling for green... sheesh. I don't think I've every done something Paddy related for his birthday before, so I figured, why not...

One of the challenges called for a square card and since I got the latest 6 x 6" pads from Elizabeth Craft Designs, that decided my size. I'm using one of the "Wood" sheets which had lots of green (green peeled paint on wood.)

Side folded my dark green textured cardstock. Layered with the Wood paper.

Created an eCut file of very bold text of Happy Birthday repeatedly and cut from white cardstock. Inked up my embossing folder (Spellbinders "Brick/Bark) with Distress "Old Paper" and then some "Crushed Olive", ran through my machine, then hit the high points with more old paper. Adhered to card front

Die cut the "Happy Birthday" Elizabeth Craft Designs; also available on Quietfire Design HERE)from white cardstock, inked with Versafine "Olympia Green" and embossed with a green embossing powder.

Adhered a piece of ribbon. 

Stamped the giraffe (Artful Stamper) onto white cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Oil Rubbed Bronze" embossing powder. Sponged some Old Paper all over and eCut (fussy cut) around it. Adhered to card over ribbon.

eCut the shamrocks (Quietfire Design available on Silhouette onLine store HERE) from white cardstock, inked with the Olympia Green and embossed with the green. Adhered to the giraffe as if he's eating the clover BIG GRIN.
On the inside: adhered a piece of checked scrapbook paper. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "The Heart Has Its Reason...") using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the bamboo (Local King Rubber "Panda Bear") using the Olympia Green and embossing with the green.

Stamped the pandas (Local King Rubber "Panda Bear") with the black and embossed with Black embossing powder, eCut (fussy cut) around them and adhered to card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Daisy May  monthly March green + sentiment
Simply Create Too  #104 green
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #122 add an animal
Reasonable Ribbon  #136 green + ribbon
Craft Your Passion  #302 anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs  Green
Melon Headz Friends  animal
MMM Challenge  #228 square card
We Love To Create  #5 anything mixed media
Quirky Crafts  #3 masculine + ribbon
Dar and Diane  green , touch of red


Darlene said...

Oh Yogi this is such an awesome card creation! Love the animals ... very cool! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling GREEN’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.


AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Unknown said...

Hi Yogi. Fabulous male card, great background and just love the giraffe. I have read your detailing and cannot see that you have used something from a cd or a digi image, our rules state these must be used on your I am sorry but your card cannot be entered into the draw. I do hope you will join us again as I love seeing your work. Jennifer DT member Whoopsi Daisy DT.

Diane said...

Both cards are fabulous...thank you for joining our Double D 'Feeling Green' challenge!
Diane DD DT

JanR said...

Great cards! I especially love those shamrocks. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Anonymous said...

What a super card you've created using such a variety of techniques.Love the animals and how you've brought everything together so beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in with us at Whoopsi Daisy good luck x

Quietfire said...

Love the combination of type and lettering!

Marg said...

A wonderful card that my youngest grandson would love lol. He loves Giraffes! Anyway,
Good Luck & Thank you for entering our challenge this month at Quirky Crafts March Challenge.
{{{happy crafting hugs}}}
Marg, DT member Quirky Crafts,

Leslie Miller said...

That looks fabulous, Yogi! Love the wood grain and all that texture and earthiness, and the giraffe with the shamrocks. Such fun! Good to see it at Double D, too!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Yogi these are so very beautiful love the card with the giraffe
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
Hope to see you again and goodluck


Pat said...

Wearing two hats here: I love how you incorporated the ribbon on your masculine birthday card. Thanks for sharing with us at Quirky Crafts challenge blog.
Your card is awesome and perfect for the Anything Goes challenge at Craft Your Passion. Thank you for playing with us this week!

Catie Cuddles said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love those panda and giraffe stamps. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

Catie Cuddles said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love those panda and giraffe stamps. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

Shawna said...

I am positive your uncle is going to love getting a green card.. Well not really a 'green card' but the color.. Your giraffe munching on clovers is so funny!! His look is what makes this card so great. Your sentiment background is so well done along with the woodgrain embossing makes this card just fantastic.. Thank you so much for joining us MMM..
Cyber Hugs,

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, a really creative design! I love the way the giraffe is enjoying his snack lol. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
Claire xx

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Karen C said...

These are fantastic!! Thanks for joining our ‘Shades of Green’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Karen C

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous birthday card and I love how you used the cut file!
Thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too.
Carol x