Friday, November 29, 2013

By the Tide Birthday

Today's card is for my son's 20th birthday.  Wow, where did the years go!  I sure love him though, so I had to make him a special card (I must love a lot of people because it seems like I'm always making special cards. lol).  He's definitely an outdoors man, and enjoys fishing, so I figured some sort of fishing card would be the way to go.  I used this week's Paper Players challenge #173 "Any Shaped Card" to come up with this idea.  It could be any shape except the normal rectangular card so I used the Deco Labels Framelits to make this card's shape.  Instead of layering behind the card to get a dark background I sponged around it instead.  I think that was faster to do than cut and stack the layers to get them to look just right.

I had to take a few close ups so you could see the pieces I cut out to add dimension. :)

When I make a "shaped" card I don't like to have a piece of it missing, so I never fold a piece in half and leave part of the shape off the card.  All you have to do is cut two of the same pieces, score the back piece where you want the card to flip at, and put your adhesive on the top part of the back piece of the card. :)  Here are a couple of pics in case what I wrote doesn't make sense.  I'm definitely a visual person so pics help a lot!  

This is the back of the card and you can see where I scored it and attached it to the front piece of the card.

This is what the inside looks like when you flip it open.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  By the Tide & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Naturals White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Not Quite Navy, Island Indigo & Garden Green
Framelits:  Deco Labels


  1. Very cool card...nice to see something other than a Christmas one, although they are fun too! Your son will love this, I am sure....great images! Thanks for sharing this at the Paper Players!

  2. Sara, I love your birthday card. I know your son will, too. Great tutorial on how to create the shaped card. So glad you shared this fabulous creation with the Paper Players this week

  3. Fabulous card!! I love the shape and your sponging made a wonderful frame! I'm sure your son loved his special card!


Thank you for your comments. I read everyone! If you ever wonder how I've made something I'd be glad to let you know! Sara

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