Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Grungy Monday 31 -- Happy Birthday Tim!

Linda Ledbetter, the brains behind Grungy Monday came up with a real winner this week....this Saturday is Tim's birthday, so Linda's challenge is for us to use whatever Tim products/techniques we'd like and create a birthday card for Tim.  I actually did mine on Monday, even popped it in the mail for Tim yesterday morning, but today is the first chance I've had to post about it.

While I was at it, I noticed that the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show is "something old, something new," and my card (and envelope) fit this challenge as well, so here we go with another twofer.


It's an easel card, and what you see peeking from beneath it is the envelope I made for it....which is what constitutes the "something old" part of the Simon Says challenge.  It was made from a sheet of vintage advertising, attached to some sturdy cardstock.  And it was part of a package of goodies sent to me by my good pal Nancy in Arizona.  (BTW, the "something new" is the distressed doily on the edge die I used to keep the easel open.....it was the very first time I used that die).

Here are some more shots of the card and some of the supplies I used.



The background paper, as well as the paper used on the triangles is from Tim's Lost and Found paper stack.  The letters that spell out FUN are Jenni Bowlin stickers, and they are attached to cardstock, placed inside blank brads (an old Stampin' Up product), and the whole thing covered with a layer of glossy accents.  I edged the triangles with some white paint so they'd show up better against the background, and they're glued to the string with glossy accents.



The filmstrip was cut from the filmstrip frames die.  Where did I get a stamp that says "Tim?"  Haha, I didn't.  It is actually a stamp from an Oxford Impressions set that says "Time."  I just covered the e with tape before inking, and voila!  A Tim stamp.   (As I take a bow for my cleverness, LOL).


And here is a better look at the envelope.  Although I used s a strong adhesive to seal everything, just to be on the safe side (and to add a bit of decoration) I used tissue tape around all the edges. 




Oh, and my message to Tim is above the doily where it can remain unseen while the easel card is displayed; one of the great benefits of this style of card. 

Only one last thing to say:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TIM!!!


24 comments:

Diann said...

Wonderful ART, Eileen and Tim will certainly love his card! Diann

Alicia said...

Beautiful Card and I know Tim will just treasure it! *Hugs*

Sandy Y. said...

I really like this card. Good job.

Anita Houston said...

So cool!!! He will love it! I am loving that envelope. I made one as well...lol!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh I love that card and envie!!!!! I bet it felt good to be creative after a draining day!!!!

Elena said...

YOU ARE AMAZING! Tim will love it!

Patzee said...

What a great card! I love the easel for showing off your very clever art! This card will certainly put a smile on Tim's face. What a way to begin a new year--with Mail Love!

Nancy Lynn said...

What a beautiful card Eileen. I know Tim will really love it. I loved how you used the old papers to make the envelope......had never given that a thought before....great idea. Thanks Eileen. So glad you are enjoying using the old papers. I like how you used the tissue tape to reinforce. Another great idea.

artbyvic said...

Fabulous card, it's so Tim!

Helen said...

What a great card, it is perfect for Tim.

Shelly Hickox said...

I love your card!! The lace doily is perfect to hold the easel card - gonna have to make a note of that one!

Lee said...

Geez I hope I get one of them on my Birthday!
Lovely work!
Lee

Candy C said...

Eileen...your birthday card for Tim is really cool! I love the filmstrip with HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM in between! That is so clever. Love the doily, too. The coloring is awesome. Tim will love it! <3 Candy

Nancy Wethington said...

Love the easel card and that envelope is brilliant. Amazing work as usual! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Lori said...

Love the doily for the easel part, and it was genius to take the "e" off of time to make Tim. lol. Love the card!

Meme said...

Fabulous Eileen! tim will love this! The card is great the envelope is outstanding! Love it!

Kris Whittaker said...

Love the card! Very creative of you to use your "time" stamp like that!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What a great card and so fun.

Sue said...

I love the look of easel cards! So simple to make but what a punch they pack.

Love your card and matching envie. So clever.

Carol said...

I always admire your work in the mixed media art world. You are an inspiration to folks like me who know nothing about art.

Carol

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card! Love the filmstrip and banner.... such fun elements!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the doily / film strip / banner combination!! The colors you used are great too!!

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Bethan said...

great card!

Terry said...

Wow just love what you made, a beautifull Tim card, he will be very happy with your creation Wowzers, thanks for sharing it with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs Terry xxx