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Thursday, December 1, 2011

In-laws Birthday Card

Here is the card that I made for my In-laws birthday yesterday. They share a birthday as well as their sofa each night. My father-in-law watches TV and snoozes while my mother-in-law knits. I thought this card would be perfect for them! I am truly blessed with not only amazing parents, but in-laws as well!

Here is how I made them below!
For the main card I folded in half a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Not Quite Navy card stock. I cut the corners rounded at the top fold and sponged the edges and center. I freehand cut the top pieces and put it on top with Dimensionals. Make sure you sponge behind where the cushion hits so it pops out more.

So here is what your card base will look like after they are together. I also put shading with the marker and highlights with the white gel pen after.

For the punching of the people:
head- 1" circle
hair - 1-1/4" circle
torso - wide oval punch
hips - retired small oval punch
legs - retired small oval punch
feet - toe from stocking punch
arms - medium heart on heart-to-heart punch
remote control - top from the stocking punch
hands - large circle on the owl punch with a finger cut out
the footrest is just a rectangle with the corners rounded

for the knitting:
I used sticky strip and put it around the word window punch for the scarf, and then around the 1/2" circle for the ball of yarn. You really have to put the sticky strip on both sides and then just wrap it with the Bakers twine. The needles are cut freehand.

head - 1/2" circle
ears - mini heart from the owl punch
body - retired small oval punch

Just about every layer is put on with Dimensionals, so in person this card really pops out at you.


Adriana Benitez said...

So, so amazing. WOW! They are sure to love it!! TFS

Staying Crafty said...

This is awesome! So original and super cute :)

Carol Lucas said...

I love this! If you had one with the two people with laptops on the couch, it would be my husband and me. Adorable!

Olivia Mulligan said...

LOL! hahhahahaaa
OMG, they are gonna love this card.
I made a card like this but with a cute cat on the couch and a tall lamp with fringe (hemp string). It was adorable too.

BTW, this looks totally like me and the hubby!! :)

Anjii said...

I've taken ideas and techniques from other cards before, but never cased and entire card... you have the honor of being my first... I am TOTALLY making this for my in-laws anniversary coming up :) This looks just like them! I love it!!!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, this is awesome, what a great scene you've created!

Gail Dehorty said...

wow, this is just way to cute, not to mention cleaver. You are so talented and creative. I love your work

Dawn, RI said...

Your card is awesome.I am so happy I found it thru Paper Punch Addiction. Your "punch"creating is so inspiring. I look at a punch and only see what the punch is...
your very talented.
Thanks for the eye candy.
Dawn RI

Diane Smith said...

I love this card! Awesome! The details are are amazing!

Diane Smith said...

This card is awesome! The details are incredible! fantastic job. Love looking at all your creations.......

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