February 10, 2012

Twin Birthday

Dear Reader,

I thought I would share with you some of my favorite cards I made for my very favorite twin cousins for their 4th birthday last summer. 

Some while ago I bought the Monkey Around stamp set from Basic Grey's Oliver collection because I *love* the stamps and this collection plus its sister collection, Olivia.  There is an adorable rooster (Oliver), monkey, raccoon and tiger in the set.   For these cards I chose the monkey and tiger.  I just noticed that coincidentally the name of one of the twins and their father's name appear as the names on a couple of the papers in the collection.  I suppose it was just meant to be.

In addition to the Basic Grey Monkey Around stamp set, I also used a woodgrain background stamp and cloud stamps from Studio Calico for the sky (another two favorites there) and the cute plane with the woodgrain wing (how perfect!) is from an older Martha Stewart stamp set.  The patterned papers come from Basic Grey's Oliver collection with the exception of the bright pop of orange which is from their Lime Rickey collection.  On the airplanes and animals I did a little watercoloring to fill in the color which gave it an interesting distressed look.  I edged the airplane with markers.

Monkey birthday card:

Tiger birthday card:

The 4 is the negative of a die cut with a Papertrey Ink die backed by a rectangle of white cardstock.  I used the positive of the die along with Papertrey Ink's Big Birthday Wishes stamps inside the cards as shown here:

Thanks for stopping by and have a delightful day!

Happy creating,

monkey & tiger birthday cards
stamps: monkey and tiger from monkey around set: Basic Grey; clouds and woodgrain background, Studio Calico; airplane, Martha Stewart Crafts (inside: big birthday wishes, Papertrey Ink)
ink: soap powder, spice tin and seed packet: Jenni Bowlin for Ranger; chipped sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink for Ranger
markers: Memory Markers by American Crafts
cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific; Welsh blue, Neenah Papers
patterned paper: Oliver 6x6 paper pad and Lime Rickey 6x6 paper pad, Basic Grey
punch: cloud large and extra large, Fiskars
die: 4 from By the Numbers, Papertrey Ink
other: dimensional adhesive

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