Thursday, April 5, 2012

Masculine birthday card!

I'm always at a loss when it comes to whipping up a quick masculine birthday card!

Flourishes is asking for
"Birthday Cards"
 in this current challenge.
I think this meets both requirements!

I love this stamp from Flourishes of the Medallion, and it heat embosses so beautifully!
So much detail and class!

Now, bring it on!  I'm ready for at least one more male birthday!
For that matter, I can't think of any of my gal friends who wouldn't
enjoy a card like this!

I am thrilled to submit this in the challenge at Flourishes!

DYSU Challenge #66- Friendly Critters!

And this week at Do You Stack Up! the challenge is
5 Gift Certificate

Winner’s choice of 7 digital images

Winner’s choice of 4 digital images

Image by Stampendous

This card was made for a special little guy!  I baby-sat a teacher-friend's baby from the time he was just 3 months old until the school year ended when he was 15 months!  This means spending every single weekday, just the two of us, cuddling and bonding.  He was as much my "grandbaby" as my own.  Although his mother has since had a second baby, and is a stay-at-home mom, we still remain close and get together for lunches and playdates at the park.  These are truly special times.  Noah turns 3 this month, and I still can't get enough of this bright, adorable, well-behaved child!

 3 months

6 months
(Don't ask me what's with hand thing...)
Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Check out the rest of the Design Teams adorable animal creations!
And make one of your own to enter and possibly win some great prizes!

Stampendous joins Altered Alice!

It had to happen! 
Stampendous has the most sweet, vintage Alice in Wonderland stamp set! 
And Altered Alice's blog has the coolest challenges all based around the storybook characters from Wonderland!
They're joining together at Alice's place to see just what everyone can come up with.
The prize?  This gorgeous set of stamps!
How I would love to own these!
I made this card shaped like a mirror, and chose to illustrate Alice with her reflection. The frame was cut with my old Creative Memory Oval Cutter, and then embossed with my Cuttlebug folder simply labeled "Sentimental". Then, I lightly rubbed over the top with embossing ink. The raised areas picked up the ink so that my Stampendous "Aged Aqua" embossing powder would adhere and, when heated, accentuate the pattern. I like the way it turned out.

The mirrored image was stamped on the back side of the vellum to make it appear cloudy, along with the checkered floor. I then glued Blue and Silver Glass Glitters around the refelcted image to add mystery...
The original image was colored with gel pens due to the fact that the embossing powder would have damaged my Copics. But I like this look so that's fine.
I added the stop watch, a metal key charm, and a door lock charm all hanging from a
vintage clothing pear pin. 

I like the way it has a very steampunk look to it, but still remains romantic.
A very cool birthday card, indeed!


Perhaps this would make up for being "very, very late"!

Happy stamping!
Also entered in the challenge at
By the Cute and Girly (Once Upon a Time..)