Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Beverly Sizemore: Birthday Bonnie

"Greetings from northwest Alabama!" exclaims Beverly Sizemore. "The town I live in is so small, we only have three traffic lights! This makes for slow and easy driving to the grocery store, etc. and needless to say, rush hour traffic is not an issue. I’ve always said living in my town is like living in Mayberry."

This month, we thought we'd bring a touch of Mayberry to you! I'm delighted to introduce Beverly as the Inky Guest Designer for July:

Beverly says that she is very lucky because her main job is taking care of her family and home. She has also enjoyed designing samples for various craft companies and stamp company design teams, such as Sizzix, Hampton Art, and The Stamps of Life. In addition, she has been published in magazines many times, including Just Cards, Take Ten, Stamper's Sampler, and Paper Crafts.

"My favorite type of cards," she explains, "are ones I think will bring a smile to someone's face. My friends tell me they look forward to their birthday cards, as they know they are going to have a good laugh the day it arrives."

"Without a doubt, my favorite Inky Antics stamps are the Worldly Women sets," says Beverly. "I want to own them all! They fit in with my sense of humor and are such fun to color!"

That's why it makes sense that her first project uses 11140MC Ageless Worldly Women Clear Set (drawn by artist Nancye Williams):

Today happens to be my mother's birthday, so I'm especially pleased that we're starting with Birthday Bonnie (0507J in wood mounted):

After the image was colored with markers, Beverly die cut it into an oval shape:

She matted the image and saying pieces, and then layered them onto a patterned paper background that partially covers the kraft cardstock base:

Her finishing touches are cupcake bards and an extra saying made with a Dymo Caption Maker:

Did you happen to notice the lady's age? Too funny! I'd better clarify that it's not referring to my mom.

Ink Pad: Archival Dye in Wicked Black - Clearsnap

Paper: Country Pumpkin Chowder Collection - Jillibean Soup, Various - Diecuts With A View

Accessories: #658363 Label, Wavy - Sizzix Framelits, #146288 Brads - Recollections, Markers - Copic, Label Maker & Tape - Dymo Caption Maker, Foam Tape - Scotch/3M

1. Trim kraft brown cardstock and mount on navy cardstock for card base. Trim patterned numbers paper and adhere down left side of base.

2. Stamp image with black ink on white cardstock. Color with markers. Trim into oval shape using Sizzix Framelit die. Mount on wavy label navy cardstock diecut and adhere to right center of base.

3. Stamp sentiments with black ink on white cardstock as shown. Trim and mount on kraft brown and then navy cardstock. Adhere to upper left side of base with foam tape.

4. Create label tape sentiment "age is just a number" using clear tape. Mount on trimmed navy cardstock and then kraft brown and navy cardstock. Adhere to bottom right with foam tape. Attach red cardstock notched "ribbons" to left end of label tape sentiment.

5. Attach cupcake brad to trimmed and matted patterned number square. Secure with foam tape to lower left side of base. Also attach two cupcake brads to upper right corner.

6. Now sit back and admire your work. ;-)

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Would you like the chance to win your own 11140MC Ageless Worldly Women Clear Set? Just leave a comment at the end of this post helping me welcome Beverly Sizemore this month, and you'll be entered in a BLOG CANDY giveaway.

On Wednesday, July 10th, I'll randomly choose the winner for the same clear set that Beverly used above and post that person's please check back to see if you've won!


Irene said...

What fun! I have been admiring her cards in magazines so it was fun to see her using Inky Antics stamps! Love this set and the way that Beverly used it. Thanks for the opportunity to win....

Sue D said...

Welcome Beverly! Very fun set and fabulous card. I like the cupcake brads and card design.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

cute card Beverly! You would probably think you lived in a LARGE city after being in ours. We don't even have traffic lights. Of course they don't call it a city, but a village.

hana jones said...

welcome beverly....loved what you did with those fun stamps of the ladies ...i love the new sassy (as i call them ) ladies in the inky antics line ...

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card using this fun stamp set! looking forward to more of Beverly's projects! :)

Patti J said...

Cute card! Great stamp set - made me smile :) Welcome to Beverly, have fun this month!

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