Thursday, July 23, 2015

Chalk it Up "Happy Birthday" tiled card

Here's another fun card from my recent card workshop.  I've been wanting to try this type of card for a while now.  I was inspired by a fellow CTMH consultant named Vicki Wizniuck.  I love all of Vicki's cards and projects.  See her card HERE.

I love how she paper-pieced the "birthday" on her card, but I thought it might be too time consuming for a classroom situation, so I just had my workshop attendees use our ShinHan markers to color the Framework Alphabet letters.

The life of the current Close to My Heart catalog is nearing its end and I hadn't used the "Chalk it Up" paper yet for my classes.  I really liked it once I started playing with it.  I also added in one of the papers from the Whimsy Paper Fundamentals collection.  It's the fun embossed Sorbet colored paper.

Now for the pattern, honestly, it took me a little while to figure out, but once I got it down, it was easy peasy.  This is a great design to use up paper scraps.  I don't throw anything away, so I have lots of scraps to use, lol.  Each "tile" on this card measures 1" x 1-1/2".

Here's another card without the sentiment, so you can see the complete pattern.

I kept the card simple as far as embellishments go.  I just added a trio of stars cut from the various Chalk It Up papersWhimsy Paper Fundamentals and cardstock.  I raised the one in the middle with foam tape, just to give a little extra interest.

The word "Happy" came from another great stamp set called "Finding the Words".  I've used this set for many cards already and I'm sure I'll use it for many more.  

Here's a look at Finding the Words and the Framework Alphabet stamp sets:

I hope you enjoyed this card.  I will list all of the supplies used and links to my website in case you want to give it a try too.  :)

** Note: And as I've mentioned in my previous posts, I'm also listing some of my cards for sale in both my Etsy shop and my Ebay shop.  You can find the links on the sidebar of this blog.  For the next few months the sales will go towards the cost of a school trip to Italy my 15 year old son will be taking next Spring.  Every little bit helps, right? **

Inks: Black
Shin Han Markers: Peacock Green


Kathleen said...

Oh Kandi, N-I-C-E job on this card!! I love, love, love the tiles and they look so nice together!! You have a very keen eye for style!!

Greetings from Gail said...

LOVE this card. Thanks for giving the dimensions for the tiles - want to try it with one of the new paper packs. I will credit you and Vicki when I do!