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!!
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)
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #133 – Holiday
All Sorts Challenge Week 299 – The Color Purple
Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #81 - Birthday
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 133 - Tic Tac Toe (Sentiment/Wet Embossing/Sparkle)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Distressing
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"
Scrap and Crafts Inspiration Challenge #3 – Birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge #94 - Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers Challenge 148: Use Kraft
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #172 - Anything Goes