Friday, September 4, 2009

Cool Candle!

Actually, for the recipient, the candle will be a whole lot cooler when I replace the one dollar bill with a twenty like this card on The Hero Club blog shows. Instead of asking Marv for a $20 bill, I opted to use the crumpled up one that was stuffed in the pocket of my jeans for my sample. You get the drift, and it saved me from having to explain why I wanted it. Cute idea though, huh?

With no big candle stamps, I cut a couple of strips of cardstock to which I added some stripes with a stamp from my It's Your Day set. The flames were stamped with Sunny Yellow rolled in Orange. The stamp is a leaf from the Angel Whispers set. Yellow Stickles add spark to the flames. As for the "cool" candle, it was simply folded. A paper clip not only keeps the folds together but was slid behind the background piece to hold it to the card until it's easily removed. I suppose if one's feeling ambitious, a same-size cardstock candle could be added beneath the currency candle, leaving a nicer looking card when the $$ is removed. This one would be cute, too, in bright primary colors.

Materials & Tools: Stampin' Up Kraft and CTMH Colonial White, Olive, Autumn Terracotta, and Chocolate cardstock; Chocolate, Olive, Autumn Terracotta, Sunny Yellow, Orange, and Bamboo ink pads; Hero Arts Dots & Flowers background stamp, CTMH It's Your Day, Angel Whispers, and Paper Trey Ink Birthday Basics stamp sets; Antiqued Copper Bitty Brad; Yellow Stickles; Paper clip; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

Did you miss me? While I had no intention of staying away so long, it was an all-around busy week that didn't afford me time in my corner. We did take time this evening, however, for a picnic and some playground time at the park with Bjorn, Mathias, and their daddy. The little guys are staying with us tonight, too - just for the fun of it. No, before it gets any later, I'm going to get this post up. I hope your week was a good one and you enjoy the long weekend. While I make no promises, I'm itching for a little time in my corner and hope to have some cards to show you. That said, take care and as always, thank you for supporting me through your visits and sweet comments. Later...


Carolyn Christie said...

I missed you! :).... Get outta town...LOL this card is so cute!! What a cute way to tuck a $$ gift in the card. Love the idea. TFS

Sharli said...

Hi Kathi,

I missed you, too, but then, I miss you between your regular posts, too! LOL

I LOVE this card - what a wonderful idea! I'm glad you explained about the paper clip - I might have "tombowed" (new verb?) the moolah to the card! (I can be rather silly sometimes!)


ps - I got that fabulous background stamp - it's sitting on my craft table patiently waiting for me to come home.

Jeanne said...

What an excellent card! Love every. single. thing. about it! Great way to share a moula gift.

I'm sure you had fun with your boys last night! Just because times are usually loaded with fun.

Enjoy your long weekend, Kathi, you DESERVE it!

Alanna said...

First, it's good to see you back on here. I have missed you although I completely understand that there are other things in life besides making it to our craft corners.

Second, the card is dynamite and I'm definitely lifting for sure. What a clever idea.

I hope you all had a good night with the boys last night. Enjoy your weekend.

Sparkle said...

This is the cutest birthday card ever! And such a clever idea!

Sarah said...

OK I missed you! BUT I know you have to be so busy.
I am loving this card...what a cool idea.

Leslie said...

glad to see you back on the bloggin board. I am trying to figure out who has a birthday that I can use this card for. It is the neatest thing since sliced bread. Okay, maybe not that neat but still . . . Sharli shouldn't feel bad I was thinking you had to "Tombow" the dollar to the card too. Like the new verb. Kind of like Blurfing - blog surfing. We do have our own language don't we?