Thursday, November 1, 2012

TCP Tuesday 234-Commemmorating Your Birthday

The theme for this week’s TCP Tuesday stamp and die challenge is “people are people.” Susan’s challenging us to pull out our TCP people stamps and use them along with the CutUps Heart Trio or Queen of Hearts Border die. I used one of the silhouette images (they’re people, right?) from the Commemorating You set along with last week’s Deconstructed Sketch for this birthday card.

I used the CutUps Stamp Trio die to make a strip of postage stamps, then stamped the cake-carrying silhouette image on all three panels in red ink. The frame image is stamped in navy ink for a bold contrast. I added the postmark image to each panel, then inked over the panels with distress ink to define them. I topped the finished panel with a strip of red cardstock cut with the Queen of Hearts border die, backed with navy cardstock so the stamped panel doesn’t show through.

The stamped panel is set on a navy card base covered with two different red patterned paper panels. The panels are divided by a kraft scalloped strip, cut with the other edge of the Queen of Hearts border die. A piece of navy satin ribbon is wrapped around the panel and knotted at the center of the cardfront. I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Simply Said set in navy ink just underneath the image panel. It stands out just enough against the patterned background.

For all the details on this week’s challenge and how you can play along to be eligible to win this week’s Cat Cash prize, stop by the TCP forum on SCS.

Materials Used:
Commemorating You and Simply Said stamp sets, CutUps Stamp Trio and Queen of Hearts Border dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Nautical Blue, and Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Quilting Bee 6x6 paper pad (My Mind’s Eye); navy blue satin ribbon (Michaels)

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