I have totally let myself down by taking so long to post these cards. Do I have an excuse? Not really. Just procrastinated. After really hating the first card I attempted for Lee's birthday, I set out to create some other cards for all the upcoming birthdays this month.
Originals". It is a called "A Message Secured" and can be found on page 77.
I have really fallen in love with this card. It is beautiful but still masculine. The paper isn't CTMH. The kraft color is some random cardstock that I had saved from somewhere. The blue cardstock is from Coredinations. It doesn't show up very well in my pictures but I sanded the cardstock so it has a distressed look to it. The creamy cardstock is CTMH's Colonial White. The chipboard letter is also from the stash.
Hodgepodge Alphabet and the sentiments are from the Something Special stampset. I stamped everything using CTMH's Bamboo ink. The metal ring is from Making Memories. The yarn is Fiesta Yarn's La Boheme Goldrush (I think) from my yarn stash. (Yes, I have a yarn stash too. Have I mentioned my bead stash yet?) Lee was the lucky recipient for this card and I kinda want to take it back and pet it some more.
The cake has been colored using CTMH's awesome watercolor pencils. I then used Liquid Glass on the flames and polka dots. I then glittered the polka dots to bling it up (They look discolored in the image but are completely clear once it has dried). I love how Liquid Glass makes the flames look so real. It took quite a while to cut out the image so closely but I am really happy I did. I don't think it would have looked as nice if I hadn't cut so detailed around the flames. Pop dotting the image over a second stamped image really gives it a 3D appearance which is more apparent in person.
I used CTMH's Jingle paper for the background and blush cardstock. All the edges were sponged with Blush ink to give it some dimension. I finished it off with some grosgrain ribbon.
I recreated this card for my step-daughter's birthday too. Only change was that I rotated it 90 degrees and the bow was under the cake image.
I hope you like the cards. I haven't had much time to scrapbook for the last week or so but I hope to get some scrapping done this weekend!