Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy 30th Birthday

This summer I gained a wonderful son when my daughter got married.  Today is his 30th birthday so I wanted to make him a very special card.  He is a wine connoisseur but also has recently opened and manages a new Gus’ Spicy Fried Chicken restaurant so I debated to go with a wine theme or a funny chicken theme.  In the end I decided to stay with the wine theme and knew the Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Wine Tableau stamp set would be perfect.

I found some unique glossy kraft cardstock in my stash and used this for the card base and also for all images.  This provided a unique challenge for the coloring.  I used Copic markers but they colored differently on the glossy coating.  I did a basic coloring and then added streaks of the same color to get some shading and texture.  I loved how this worked on the wood grain.

The image was heat embossed with Log Cabin embossing powder, fussy cut, and popped up on distressed layers of wine and green cardstock.  I used a Versamarker to add Velvet Sparkle embossing powder to various areas.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Pear Star embossing powder.

For the inside of the card, I created the look of the wooden table top by running a piece of this glossy cardstock through an embossing folder and then used the “streak” technique again with a copic marker.  Then I did a little splattering with some diluted Distress ink, though this seemed to just blend in.

I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the wine glass from the Chianti stamp set.  This was intertwined in a die cut using the Memory Box Happy Birthday Extravaganza die.  This was actually die cut from the same green cardstock from the layer on the front, covered with Versamark ink and Velvet Sparkle EP, and heat set.  The picture just doesn’t show the green coloring for some reason.

Happy 30th, Brad!!

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #12 - Splat! PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells.  (Use spray mists, inks, paint, etc)
All Sorts Challenge Week 299 – The Color Purple
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 133 - Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment/Wet Embossing/Sparkle)
Love To Scrap Challenge LTSCB #48 - Anything Goes!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Take Your Pick (Colour Theme - Use any ‘cool’ colors/Product Theme - Use Kraft card)
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #195  - Anything Goes Theme
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE287 - "Anything Goes"
Sister Act Card Challenge #94 - Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #172 - Anything Goes


sandie said...

Such fabulois detail and you did a great job with the colouring. Thanks for joining ATSM and this would also be good formthe Birthday challenhe at Uniko. Here is the link

Heather said...

A fabulous creation Marie, a lovely distressed background papers with a beautiful gold embossed image - lovely colouring!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
Heather xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

You did a great job with this Marie. Love the coloring, especially the woodgrain. The wine glass entwined in the sentiment is a great idea.

Lori Kobular said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the wood grain effect on the butcher block and again on the inside of your card! I am sure your son-in-law will love it too! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #12!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What a a scrumptious card! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty this is when it is all embossed! Wow - and your colors are so rich and inviting, Marie! hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

Oh I love this! Now I need to go find some glossy kraft paper.

Céline said...

really stunning
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous x

April said...

Wonderful card! I know he will like this! xo

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Fantastic card for your SIL! Great image, love how you did the inside with the woodgrain. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Tina Goodwin said...

There are so many things I love about this! It's a perfect card for any 30+ year old. Thank you for joining the challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.
Tina DT

Joanna Solecka said...

Lovely card, I love all the colours and the table looks amazing

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous, elegant and full of detail, Thanks for playing along at ATSM
Sarah x

Anne Temple said...

I'm back to say how glad I am you shared this with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge too! (Love how you say you gained a son this summer!)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Marie! I'm back with my other hat on: Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

Beth Brovold said...

What a fabulous male card!! I SO struggle with them!! Wonderfully designed and embellished!! thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!!
Take care,

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Card Crew. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Yvonne

Deborah Frings said...

There's so much to see in this fab card - great details. Love the wine theme. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Betty said...

A really stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty calendar and good luck