Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Star Birthday Tag and Card

I've mentioned before I have numerous nephews haven't I? Yes I know I have. I'm quite lucky. (I've also got some amazing nieces but it's not one of their birthdays so I'll have to talk about them another day.) One of the nephews (my sisters eldest) is about to turn 13 - an auspicious occasion to be sure. For me it is hard to believe but yet it is so (I've got one nephew who is 36 but each one's 13th birthday seems to be a marking point now doesn't it?). I wanted to send him a fun card and make a tag for his gift - which is already on its way to him (my sister, who lives on the other side of the country, is used to wrapping my gifts :-( but I don't always get a tag in the mail - well I am this year!) I had Betsy Veldman's recent post about chalkboard art on the brain so I made this tag. Used Papertrey Ink stamps and number dies. The tiny white embossed heart is from the superstar border die from PTI but the larger red star is EK success papershaper punch. The tag was a #6? shipping tag I covered over with kraft and black cardstocks.
On to the card - I used the Boy Basics Simple Circles and 2012 Birthday tags stamp sets as well as the Coverplate Circles die. I stamped the main image in two different colors and clear embossed them (yes you can emboss dye ink you just gotta be quick about it!) then I cut them apart and reassembled so I had a two color image.  The "celebrate" was embossed with white ep (i stamped that in versamark).
Ok - I really gotta run - laundry and making dinner are next up on the agenda.
Have a wonderful day!

11 comments:

Karen C. said...

Great card and tag, Tracy. The chalkboard look is a wonderful technique for the tag. I never think of using black as a background colour, but it really creates a dramatic look on both your card and tag.

Babsarella said...

Love them both!! So perfect for a teen boy.

Luanne said...

Awesome! I love your circles with the Basics inside. I'm hoping to try mine out as soon as the Christmas stuff is finished! :-)

Leigh said...

Oh, that card you made with the new cover plate looks fabulous, Tracy! And your tag is so striking with the white and red on black!

craftmates said...

Great card and tag! Love your chalkboard technique.- Irma

carol (krillsister) said...

Awesome projects. Love the card with all those circles from boy basivcs. So colorful too; perfect colors for a boy.

June Houck said...

Fabulous tag, tracy! Stunning, gorgeous, and perfect for a guy who is no longer a little boy. Your card is stunning too. Perfection :)

Joyce said...

Oh, this is such a fun card. Yours is the first card from a mere mortal that I've seen using that circle cover plate. Love what you did with it. Mine is sitting on my desk awaiting use. Love your chalkboard tag, too.

Cindy H. said...

Love your card and tag. They're so handsome!

Tonya Jastad said...

You did a great job! I love them both!

Michele Gross said...

Both projects are great!!