Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Make It Monday #34 (Part 1)

Hi everyone! I have yet again procrastinated (from study) and have made a card lol I thought I might tackle this week's Make It Monday!

Now, I don't have any chipboard at home, so I substituted it with PTI coasters (which I love). I had enough left over bits to cut out numbers using By the Numbers die set, which was great!
 
The card is somewhat similar to one of the cards I did earlier in August in style, but the thick chipboard certainly makes the numbers POP! I added in an extra pop-factor (lol) by glittering my numbers.

FYI - for those wondering why I always make cards with "24" on them - I never know what number to go for. But I figured I'm 23 now, so most of my friends would turn 24 next year, which means, 24 is the safest bet for actually using the cards I make now. So long story short, I'm being efficient and preparing for next year!


I do think I may have over-done the sentiments a little. Initially I had no "birthday" sentiment, then I realised I'd already stuck "-th" onto my numbers. Then it didn't make any sense (grammatically) and being pedantic as I am, I went and added the extra sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments in.
  

A close-up view to show you the chipboard - I layered 5 coaster layers to get the thickness that I did. 4 is also not too bad. By the way, I used Zig 2 Way Glue to put together my layers.
 
I also added a bit of background stamp with A Little Argyle. I thought I'd try using the dotted stamp image over from the same set and halfway through didn't really like it so stopped lol

Anyway, I have another MIM card coming. It's drying up Mod Podge in the sun atm. I'll post it tomorrow after my biochemistry test!

Thanks for coming!

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
STAMP: PTI Big Birthday Wishes, Birthday Bash Sentiments & A Little Argyle
INK: StazOn Tuxedo Black, Versamark, SU! Calypso Coral
 PAPER: PTI Stampers' Select White, Melon Berry
OTHER: PTI Coasters, By the Numbers Die Collection, Celebrate! Cream Satin Ribbon, Corner Chomper, Zig 2 Way Glue, Glitter

15 comments:

Leigh said...

This looks great, Euna! I like the placement of your sentiments!

Deb said...

I love your chipboard numbers. I need to get those dies. Your card is beautiful and you know me, I love glitter. Fabulous!

Joyce said...

What a great card. Those numbers really look great so thick. I was wondering if I could use coasters, since I don't have chipboard. Thanks for showing me how it would look (you youngster!)

Camilla said...

wow - love that card!
Its really pretty.

Good luck on your test!

Elena said...

I love the chunky numbers! Also, how you layered the polka dots over the argyle, but not all the way up...

Winnie said...

Love how you made the 24! I am sure your friend will love it next year..great looking ahead!

Teresa said...

24 is a great number! I wish I could use low numbers like that. My numbers are turned around to 42. Wonderful card and love the glitter.

Penny said...

Very cool numbers - love them glittered!

Marybeth said...

Good to know coasters will work. Love it your card looks great with the thick numbers.

wendy said...

just LOVE this card...great job !

Linda Monroe said...

This is really nice. I think I need that numbers die now.

Arlene said...

Great card! Love that you are thinking ahead..brilliant!

Jen Adcock said...

Wow! What a difference the additional layer makes on those frosty numbers. Golly that has worked a treat. Gorgeous card all round!

Rachel P said...

Very pretty, Euna. I like the Argyle background and the glittery numbers! So elegant. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ann said...

This is such a great technique - love the cut out numbers and I think everything comes together perfectly on this lovely simple card.