Monday, September 28, 2009

Decoder Card

Today is my nephew's 3rd birthday, and in the attempt to find a cool card to make I came across the decoder card tutorial on SCS, I thought this would be the perfect 'cool' card for a little boy! You can see the tutorial here.

Also, I had just started to play around with Michelle Zindorf's style of backgrounds and this is my very first card using her isn't the same piece of artwork that she does, but I hope to get better at it. I think the brayer with different color layers really make wonderful backgrounds. Check out her blog here.

For the decoder bags I used a marker to color in the bags so that I could leave out the ties that was binding them together, this left me room to write my message.

Lots of cutting and popping up to give dimension. And I tied the decoder window on the corner so that it can be tucked into the card for mailing.

It's hard to see, took me a while to get a picture that would show anything, but in real life, it comes out pretty well.

I used the googlie eyes for the critters, I thought it would be more fun, and it's all about fun!!

Sets: Under the Stars, Pines, Canvas
Accessories: Buckaroo Blue, Soft Suede, Confetti White, Old Olive, True Thyme & Whisper White cardstocks, Various Inks, Googlie Eyes (3 & 4 mm), French Blue Ribbon (retired), Aqua Painter, Brayer, Sponge, Square Punch & cutter, Red Cellophane.

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Liz said...

I love the googlie eyes on the animals and love the way you incorporated the decoder items and window! Great card!

Stephanie said...

This is so FABULOUS Katie!! He's going to love everything about this card - what a great use of the decoder. I saw a scratch off technique that I'm dying to use on a card for my dad who loves scratch off tickets...makes them think we're geniuses :)

Kay said...

That is way cool - I bet he will love it. You did a fabulous job with it - lots of detail!

kat said...

Great card,Katie. Love the background and the bear is just too cute. The decoder is a great idea.

Grace said...

What a GREAT idea for a little boy card!!! Way cool!!! Thanks for linking the tutorial for it!!! This is really cute!

peggysue said...

This is such a fabulously cool card. Those sleeping bags with the secret messages are so cute! What a great idea.

Diane said...

Oh, I just love this. When I clicked on the picture to enlarge you can see through the decoder. Totally fun! Adorable card.

Dell said...

This is so cute! Great idea with the decoder too.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is awesome! Oh, I bet he loved it!