Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Inkspiration 57 - Birthday Robot

Hi all,

the Inkspiration challenge was a nice sketch this week - so when we finally wrapped up a weekend of family fun and outings (seriously in one weekend we saw a lot of snakes - one was even out in the bush! (big red bellied black snake), lots of gorgeously coloured birds (walk in aviary) lizards galour and a platypus - I kid you not a platypus out in the wild! (I think I was more excited than the kids) well the Tidbinbella Nature Reserve to be exact - oh and we saw turtles, emus and lots of kangaroos there as well. Ok so after all that I managed to seize the energy when we got to home to make a start on a card. Here's the sketch.

I'm still working on my birthday card stash so I worked from there - oh and I had a new stamp to play with.

You can't go past the Celecbration DSP for birthdays! So I pulled it out and picked out the patterns I wanted to use, that set the colour scheme - Pacific Point and Real Red. I layered the Pacific Point base with the red number pattern, then used another pattern for the large vertical strip. I stamped my robot in Versamark on watercolour paper, then embossed with black embossing powder. Then coloured him in using aquapainter and ink pad lids. A touch of Choc Chip for the cake and Daffodil Delight for the candle flames. I used oval nestabilities to cut the robot out and for the layer. For the two horizontal panels I stapled on some frayed Pacific Point grosgrain ribbon. I added a sentiment using a tag and white embossing the happy birthday, a little star and a couple of brads and all done! The inside was finished off very simply to match.

Hopefully it's not too fussy for a boy...I like it anyway :)

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise mentioned
Stamps: Party This Way, Cakey Watt (Stampingbella)
Cardstock: Pacific Point
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Versamark, Going Gray
Accessories: Celebration DSP, Oval nestabilities (Spellbinder), Lots of Tags sizzlet, Pacific Point striped grosgrain ribbon (R), watercolour paper (craft shop), Black and White embossing powder, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise brads, Small star punch (R), Dimenionals, Double sides tape, SNAIL adhesive, staples


  1. Totally cute Kim. Love that robot stamp :)

  2. Awesome card Kim. Love your cute little robot & the great frayed ribbon with the staples. :)

  3. This is a super cute, super perfect for a boy birthday card. Not too fussy at all. I love all the little details, stapled and frayed ribbon, embossed sentiment....terrific card.

  4. What a cool birthday creation! I love the cute robot and the numbers paper :D


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