Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday Card & Moxie Fab World Challenge!

Awhile back I created this cork calendar using stamps, and I had such a positive response I decided I would make a birthday card using the same basic concept: lots of stamps & cork. With the amount of texture in the cork, it amazes me that the stamped impressions turn out so perfectly. Nowadays, manufacturers have come a long way to make the coolest, most detailed stamps out there...its hard to resist going on a shopping spree! :)

As for the card, I created it specifically for the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World which is still going on through Wednesday, July 13. If you enjoy playing around with stamps, you still have a few days left to create and enter!

Now onto the sweet details...I started with a 5X7 kraft cardstock base. I cut out a piece of thin cork sheeting and adhered it on the front cover. Next I used one of my scrap cricut diecuts shaped like a bracket for my masking template. I taped it down temporarily as I randomly stamped all over the borders of the cork using black Staz-On and stamps from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque Collection & The Girls' Paperie Jublilee Stamp Set. Both sets contain fun vintage imagery like the typewriter, camera, numbers, starbursts, & postage. I continued to stamp until all the spaces were filled in. After removing the diecut, it revealed a nice bracket shape. Next I took Poolside Powder American Crafts Thickers and stamped patterns on each letter using CTMH stamps from both the Spot On & Noted Background sets. To add some color, I used some of the spankin' new goodies from Pretty Little Studio's Antique Store Collection. Isn't this banner the cutest? I created it using the Vintage Feed Sacks Mini Paper Ribbon and some black & white twine. To "pin" it to the corkboard, I used yellow & white star stickpins from Maya Road. Besides, you have to have tacks or pins on cork don't you? Lastly, I stamped BIRTHDAY using a Stampin' Up stamp from the Happy Everything set.

I hope you enjoy my newest card, and be sure to check out the Moxie Fab World Challenge! Thanks for stopping by my friends! Amy

18 comments:

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super creative and fun. Love the cork and the adorable banner. :)

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow that is soooo stunning!!! LOVE the cork and the banner!!!

patti west said...

Seriously?!! This may be my most favorite card of yours ever!!! I so love the stamped cork! You are a brilliant crafter, Amy!!! :) :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooooooo AWESOME! I loveeeee that cork! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Valerie said...

This is fantastic Amy! I am loving how you layered the stamped images around the cork and made that shape. I just got that stamp set and am totally inspired to used it now. Love love love this!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Seriously? I'm totally blown away- the stamped border is BEAUTIFUL and incredibly unique- who knew cork could take stamping so beautifully? Well you did... FANTASTIC work! LOVE the prints on the banners too- great mix there.

lisa said...

Wow, that's so cool!! x

Amelia Khalik said...

Wwwwooowwww!!! tfs a fab idea amy!! Love how u did the stamping on the cork sheet. Awesome card! Ur super talented! :)))

BabyBokChoy said...

OH WOW, thank you for doing the stamped cork card!!!! :) I have some cork pieces I bought on clearance at M's YEARS ago and have no idea what to do with it, thanks for the inspo!!!!!!! GREAT GREAT STUFF!! LOVE THIS LOOK!

Cath said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Keri said...

I'm gonna agree with Patti & say this is the best card ever...so unique & stunning! :) I'm in awe that the cork takes the stamped images so well, and you've arranged them beautifully. Also, how could I NOT love the little PLS banner papers...gorgeous! Thanks, as always, for your sweet comments on my projects! :)

Tanya Tahir said...

oh my wow, this is amazing!! LOVE the banner and the cork!! You nailed it :)

Audrey Pettit said...

My gosh, Amy, this is brilliant! I just adore the look of the cork, and your stamping is out of this world. It must have taken quite some time, but the result is just the coolest thing evah. Love that you even stamped your letters and love that adorable banner. SO awesome, my friend!

Craftylicious said...

omg!! such an awesome stamped cork card Amy!! talk about creativity, you're amazing my friend!! :)

Sonia said...

Wow! Fabulous Creation! love it!
-Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Lowri said...

This is FABULOUS. So creative - the stamping looks great and the banner is perfect too.
Great to see you at Paper Issues and look forward to seeing lots more of your awesome work!
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

KateB said...

totally awesome-espec teh stamping and the banners!

Gladys said...

Oh what a super technique!!! Love love love this creation! you are so talented gal!!! beautiful! love this card! got to try it someday! :)