Sunday, May 13, 2012

5/13 Stampin' Up! Tote-ally Tess Birthday Card



My husband was born on May 13 and every once in a while when all the dates align just right, he celebrates his birthday on Mother's Day. I made this card especially for him with the set called Tote-ally Tess (retiring on May 31) and a couple of new sets that will be debuting on June 1 . . . Itty Bitty Banners and Make a Cake. I love this time of year when you can combine Sneak Peek sets with Retiring sets. It helps me decide what I am going to keep and what I won't. Tote-ally Tess is a "keeper!"

Isn't the little heart great? That is from the Make a Cake set. There are all kinds of cute cake toppers in this set from butterflies and whirly-wigs to sweet banners, pictured above and below. The designer series paper is also a sneak peek called Floral District.


This is the inside of the card. I used another Itty Bitty Banner and topped it with one of the Make a Cake banners.

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day: The "table" that you see in the foreground of the card became much more realistic when I put a "tablecloth" on it! It's also important to "ground" your images. I didn't want Tote-ally Tess to look like she was floating away so all I did was use my marker to add some "floor" under her feet. Takes just a couple of seconds buts makes such a big difference in the way your image looks.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Best wishes to all the moms for a blessed Mother's Day.

Stamps: Tote-ally Tess, retiring on May 31 (WM 117076, CM 118595), Itty Bitty Banners and Make a Cake will be available on June 1
Paper: Tangerine Tango (111349), Rose Red (102544), Whisper White (100730), Floral District DSP available June 1
Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Rose Red (101778), Tangerine Tango (111834), Chocolate Chip (126908)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Labels Framelits (125598), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
Accessories: various SU markers to color Tess
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), SNAIL (104332)

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