The Perfect Plumber's Birthday Cards
The next phase of the January birthday card project was to make cards for my uncle and father-in-law. Because both are plumbers (FIL is retired) I knew I could make enough parts for two cards. I have collected plumbing pipe dies to use for both plumbing and steampunk projects. I bought Small and Medium Memory Box plumbing dies and haven't had a chance to use them yet. I decided to use medium.
I used a Happy Birthday die which is no longer available, I believe It is a Cottage Cutz die. I have a 12 x 12 matte metallic pad and made one card with steel pipe and the other with a mix of steel and copper. I doubled up the Happy Birthday for a shadow effect with metal behind and blue on top. I just got the new Gina Marie dots rectangles dies, with the dots on the inside and out. I love how the color shows through the dots and kept both cards base colors the same, navy and white.
I added some balloons, doodled the balloon strings. When I showed my husband he suggested a great idea. He thought it would be cool to make the pipe have a leak and show water coming out. So I did it. I used my Copic Multiliner to draw the break in the pipe and used droplets from an unknown die set (clouds and sun part of the set).
I popped up the plumbing pipes and some of the balloons with dimensionals and left the white frame flat to give a shadowbox look.
I have entered this project in the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New - New plumbing dies
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Chellenge - Start Afresh - New plumbing dies
- The Male Room - Anything Goes Challenge #51
- Splitcoast Stampers - F4A359 Im DYE-ing - use a die cut
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!