Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A very special birthday

My friend's daughter's first birthday was a very special occasion. This baby was a long time coming and she is a very sweet, very loved little girl and I knew I needed to make something really cute and unique, just for her. I had been playing around with accordion fold medallions, making them into award-style ribbons, and I didn't have any actual fabric ribbon that was suitable. I made some from paper instead. This was a very inexpensive project in terms of dollars, but I put a lot of heart into it!

I started with a cheapo dollar frame that I coated with white acrylic paint. The party was a strawberry lemonade theme (cute, right??) and I had Razzleberry Lemonade paper from last year's catalog... close enough!! I picked my colors and went to town. First, I made the medallion from a 1-1/2" strip of DSP. I "thumped" the K from the Broadsheet Alphabet with Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry markers, stamped, and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch. Sponging is Melon Mambo. I matted this with Rich Razzleberry card stock and glittered the edge with Champagne Glass Glitter, a gift from SU! Regionals in Minneapolis. A snip of Melon Mambo CS makes the accent "ribbon". The entire piece is popped up on dimensionals.

Rather than using fabric ribbons, I used more of the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and coordinating card stock to make the tails. I gave them a curve for dimension with my bone folder.

Notice the almost tie-dye effect on the flourish and flower from Baroque Motifs. I used the marker thumping technique again, with the colors from the DSP - Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry. Where the Melon overlapped the Curry, it looked just like Dusty Durango!! I accented the corners with a scatter of flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and blinged with some crystals from my stash, securely held in place with mini glue dots.

The finished product... now sitting on Miss K's bedroom bookshelf. She got some CD's from us too - Raffi and Veggie Tales 80's!

All supplies listed are from Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Broadsheet Alphabet, Baroque Motifs
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (retired), Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Punches, Etc.: Decorative Label, Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Champagne Glass Glitter
Other/Non SU: Frame, acrylic paint, colored adhesive crystals

1 comment:

  1. It's very much loved and fit perfectly with the birthday theme and looks so pretty on her shelf! Thank you Becca!!!