Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Robot Happy Birthday

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I need to have a few little boy birthday cards in my stash for those days when my 10 year-old is invited to a birthday party, so it was time to play with a few fun robots by Sassafras “I Heart Robots” from 2008.  The best background in my stash is actually a Heartfelt Creations “Cogs and Gears” stamp from 2014, what a great stamp for this scene!

1.      The background Heartfelt Creations “Cogs and Gears” is stamped in Memento Tuxdeo Black on white card stock trimmed to 4” x 5 ¼”.  The edges are inked as well.

2.     Each of the robots from Sassafras “I Heart Robots” is stamped in Memento Tuxdeo Black on vellum trimmed to 4” x 5 ¼”.  The edges are inked as well.

3.     Each robot is colored from the back with Memento Dual Markers.  Tangelo, Rose But, Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue, and Bamboo Leaves were used here.

4.     The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is Studio G and is stamped in Brilliance Starlight Black and heat embossed with Imagine Crafts Copper embossing powder.  I learned something while making this card.  Did you know that if you stamp on vellum with pigment inks and are not satisfied with the results you can actually clean the ink off the vellum?  Yep!  I heated the card stock to dry off the moisture from the baby wipe and re-stamped the image.   Wahoo, project saved!

5.     The vellum is attached to the background cardstock with two nail-head brads (unknown), idea-ology by Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clips, and Sprocket Gears.  There is also a tiny bit of adhesive behind the bodies of each robot.


·      Imagine Crafts:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Starlite Black, Memento Dual Markers in Tangelo, Rose But, Grape Jelly, Bahama Blue, and Bamboo Leaves, and Copper Embossing Powder.

·      Heartfelt Creations: Cogs and Gears (retired)

·      Sassafras: I Heart Robots

·      Studio G:  Birthday sentiment

·      Misc:  White card stock, vellum, heat gun, adhesive.

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  1. Oh Neva, this is such a cute card, love, love that background, it's just perfect for this theme, all of the details you added with the nails and the gears and the paper clips, simply fabulous.
    And I didn't know you could wipe ink from Vellum!!! that is a great tip!! thank you for sharing it, wish I'd known this before, I've tossed many pieces of stamped Vellum because of mishaps or because I wasn't happy with them.
    Big Hugs,

  2. Neva, this card is totally fun and perfect for a boy's birthday! Love the colors, love the combination of the two stamp sets and "separating" them with vellum was a great touch. Totally fun!!

  3. I love robots, your card is so awesome, I love that they are all different shapes and sizes. Cx

  4. Such a cute boy's card! Love the use of the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie Card for a guy Challenge! Hugs! ELisabete DT

  5. What a fun and sweet card for a boy! Love it! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  6. Great card - the cogs background is perfect for the images! Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  7. I love all of your little robot friends! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Adorable! I am singing the Mr. Roboto song in my head! The colors are so happy! Great job my friend!

  9. Super fun and cute card Neva! Love the cute robots and all the great metal accents.


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