A friend of ours regularly buys techy stuff for himself only to turn around and sell it again shortly after; this inspired my other half to suggest that there should be a “for sale” sign somewhere on his birthday card. We had already decided there would be robots and this Lawn Fawn set has a cute little gift stamp, so I decided to have a pile of presents already for sale.
The initial inspiration for this design came from Grá over at Paper Learning Curve and I did follow her recipe for the background piece: layers of sprays, ink, and stencilling, followed by running it through an embossing folder and highlighting some of the embossed edges using, in my case, gilding wax.
I also followed her advice of having some spare card around to mop up the excess colour and I ended up with another five background panels for future use.
The robots and accessories were stamped with Versafine, coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut out — those robot arms are fiddly! I used linen thread for the balloon strings and glued everything in place, popping the robot in the middle up on some thin foam tape.
Lawn Fawn – beep boop birthday
Dutch Doobadoo – A5 metal 2
The Crafter’s Workshop – mini window screen
- embossing folder:
Tim Holtz – gears
Versafine – onyx black, smokey gray
Lawn Fawn – juice box, sunflower, fake tan
Distress spray stain – mermaid lagoon, cracked pistachio, hickory smoke
Distress stain – brushed pewter
Color Bloom spray – deep teal, emerald
Distress paint – picket fence
Distress ink pad – pine needles
Creative Expressions metallic gilding wax – golden light, patina
- Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers:
091 light gray, 098 pale dawn gray, 051 lemon yellow, 052 bright yellow, 081 light violet, 023 scarlet red
- paper and card:
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable – black
Strathmore Bristol smooth 300