Friday, January 6, 2012

I dig you!

Well happy birthday indeed! It's my birthday month as well, so as usual, the Friday Mashup challenge is very fitting! I had a wonderful time last month with the Friday Mashup as a guest designer! This month, there are two new designers, and I'm back to playing along :)

The mashup this week was one which I unfortunately could not mash. I have yet to delve into the world of pastels, but I think I might  very soon!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a "Birthday" project.
  2. Or Make a project using "Pastels/Chalks or Pastel Colors".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Birthday project using Pastels"
Of course, I was not going to let that stop me from participating, so I made just a plain ol' birthday card :) I did want to add something a little extra, so I did some heat embossing on it (The excavator and the sentiment).

Happy Dirtday!
(FM40)

When I first got this set, I knew that I wanted to try and make it 'interactive', so I added some brads to the arms of the excavator and left them free from the card. In all honesty, I forgot the main piece of the arm, so only two parts of it move :P I taped the brads down on the back of the middle piece so that when the bucket was moved, the brads didn't twist and show. Then I popped up the excavator on dimensionals so you'd have free range to move as much as you'd like! I suspect my kiddo is going to get a kick out of this.











Materials used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Stamps: I Dig You
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, More Mustard
Embellishments: Mini brads, White bakers twine
Tools: Clear embossing powder, heat tool, Oval punch, Scallap oval punch

This set reminds me of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and their digging song: "we dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig in a mine the whole day through..."

Until next time - Happy Stamping :)

-Tara

8 comments:

  1. HiTara,

    This is a fantastic card for a little boy. What a wonderful idea to 3d that digger.

    Thanks for joining in our challenge this week.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  2. This is super cute - totally gonna CASE this for club! Thanks for sharing with us at the Friday Mashup.

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  3. This is so cute and so clever!! Wish I had thought of this for my nephew's birthday...next time! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

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  4. This is so cute! What a great birthday card for child!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with The Friday Mashup!

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  5. I love this set.. That was a great idea to make it interactive.. Those mini brads are perfect for that. The bright colors are great for a little boy card.. It was fun having you last month and great to see you back playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.. Happy Birthday Month to you!

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  6. How cute! This is sure to be a hit with any little boy. I'll bet Holly is itching to play with it.

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  7. Awesome!!! Love the brads!!! I don't get how it only moves in 2 places? Email me ;)

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  8. Tara, this is AWESOME! I love the way you used the brads! Such a great boy birthday. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Friday Mashup!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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