My current project is to finish four family birthday cards for January. I am blessed with an abundance of men on my side of the family so three of the cards need to be masculine. Of course I chose to make my aunt's card first:) She is a gardener, horse owner and is outdoorsy. I've had the opportunity to make her these types of cards in years past so this year she gets something magical and...
The Perfect Plumber's Birthday Cards
The next phase of the January birthday card project was to make cards for my uncle and father-in-law. Because both are plumbers (FIL is retired) I knew I could make enough parts for two cards. I have collected plumbing pipe dies to use for both plumbing and steampunk projects. I bought Small and Medium Memory Box plumbing dies and haven't had a chance to use them yet. I decided to use medium.
I used a Happy Birthday die which is no longer available, I believe It is a Cottage Cutz die. I have a 12 x 12 matte metallic pad and made one card with steel pipe and the other with a mix of steel and copper. I doubled up the Happy Birthday for a shadow effect with metal behind and blue on top. I just got the new Gina Marie dots rectangles dies, with the dots on the inside and out. I love how the color shows through the dots and kept both cards base colors the same, navy and white.
I added some balloons, doodled the balloon strings. When I showed my husband he suggested a great idea. He thought it would be cool to make the pipe have a leak and show water coming out. So I did it. I used my Copic Multiliner to draw the break in the pipe and used droplets from an unknown die set (clouds and sun part of the set).
I popped up the plumbing pipes and some of the balloons with dimensionals and left the white frame flat to give a shadowbox look.
I have entered this project in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New - New plumbing dies
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Chellenge - Start Afresh - New plumbing dies
- The Male Room - Anything Goes Challenge #51
- Splitcoast Stampers - F4A359 Im DYE-ing - use a die cut
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