Sunday, April 3, 2011

Another Birthday

Today is my birthday …. 46 years young although some days I don’t feel so young …. lol!

Even though it is my day I have several April birthdays in my family so today I am going to show you a card I made for my grandson. His name is A.J. and his birthday is the 13th.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

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For my image I used Edwin with package. My papers are DCWV. I used Spellbinders Fleur De Lis rectangles and then sanded the edges using my sanding block. The image is stamped on Cryogen and inked using Memento Tuxedo Black. I cut the image out using Spellbinders Small Labels.  I added four flower shaped buttons to each corner.

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Here is a close up of Edwin.

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I used the following copics:

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R12
  • Clothes – E53, E51, E50, N8, N6, N4, N2
  • Hair – E25, E24, E23
  • Package – E25, E23, E50, R59
  • Dots – N8, N6, N4, E53, E51

I used my scor-pal to score my card. I used a 12 x 6 piece of cardstock and then scored at 3 and 9. I attached my image at the half way point so that it was centered on the opening. I then adhered it using 1/2” scor-tape.

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Here is the inside.

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Since my grandson does not live close I made a gift card holder. Went shopping last night and this was at the top of my list and of course I forgot it but I still have a few days …. lol!

For my sentiment I used SSD Fancy Accents for the border around the Happy Birthday and the HB is from SSD Label Accents. I then used Spellbinders Fancy Tags.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting!


Marie said...

Such a sweet card card. Love what you have done with little Edwin. Looks great!
Happy birthday to you!
Love n hugs

RenateKreativ said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Your card is sweet with Edwin. Great job.
Hugs from Germany

Jacque said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie!!! You card is such a delight...I just love seeing those Edwins used as cute as you have done!!! Just know AJ is going to love it!!! Best Wishes on your special day, hon!!! Hugs..Jacque

Card Crazy said...

Well, Happy Birthday to You! Hope you have a great one. Your card is so cute, love the color combo you used - unique - and the way you shadowed Edwin is perfect. Really makes him stand (or sit) out!
Sue S.

Cricket said...

Happy Birthday! Love your card.

Janiel/ janny said...

STUNNING!!!! The paper you have picked are BEAUTIFUL!!!
hugs, Janiel

Suzi said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie, hope you have a wonderful day. Love your card, the colouring of the image is amazing and I love the design of your card. I'm sure your Grandson will love it.
Suzi x

Rosie said...

Happy happy birthday to you Stephanie! Hope the new year brings you many blessings. Your card is fabulous! I love the papers and distressing the frame is a great idea. Your coloring is amazing.

Christina C. said...

Fabulous card, Stephanie! Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Great card!! I just bought this stamp last week and can't wait to ink it up!

Rene said...

What a fantastic card! Being surrounded by pretty princesses at our house (that includes our dog Nicholas), I find "boy" cards so difficult but this is just gorgeous!
Rene :D

monica said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Your card is great. Love your coloring as always and this is a super layout


Your Edwin Card is adorale! Love it!

Vivi Casale said...

Happy Birthday Steph!!

you card is so cute and your coloring is awesome!!!

Linda said...

Oh what a sweet card love it!!!!

Pam said...

Love the coloring and the dots...I am always afraid to do that once I color an image incase I screw it!

Pam said...

OH yea...and Have a great birthdayPam

Only By His Grace said...

Ohhh! I love those papers and the dark frame around Edwin. Your card is lovely. Thank you for giving the measurements of this card. I will try it.
A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I hope your day is full of surprises.
Hugs Maz

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! Great card that will certainly bring a big smile to the recipient and all others who see it!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I'm finally getting around to do some serious blog browsing. I'm glad I dropped by your blog. Your card is super adorable. Especially loving the beautiful color palette that you've chosen and that cute Edwin image. Keep them coming.
Blessings from Georgetown~

Sandy said...

Happy birthday to you!!!! This is really a very interesting card. Love the paper you have used and your coloring, especially of Edwin's jeans is wonderful. Love the inside and the outside - spectacular design work. I always get excited when I see something so creative and new.
great job Stephanie!!
Hugs - Sandy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Stephanie, I hope you had a grand day. Thanks for sharing such a cute boy's card. You did a wonderful job. Eunice B

Chris said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day was wonderful!

I love your card! I love the color choices and the design is to die for! Great planning! Thank you so much for showing the interior of your card. I love to see how people finish their cards.

Great job!

cathylynn said...

Happy Birthday to You Stephanie!! Wow your card is Great. Wonderful colors and those die cuts are awesome too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

sgc said...

Everything about this is perfect!!!!! AJ will love it (as well as the gift card!) Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Shanna Shands said...

Love your dottie background for him and the inside of your card is fabolous!

Elle said...

I hope you had a fabulous birthday! Your card is too cute! I love it!

Sue said...

Hi ya
a fabulous card, awesome colouring, great papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Anonymous said...

Really adorable card!! LOVE your colors and design!! HUGS

Joey said...

BEAUTIFUL card I absolutely love this, gorgeous frame. Thanks for joining us at tpc
Joey x

Stephanie said...

Oh WOW, what a handsome looking card this is! So many details! Thanks for playing along at the Bug!

cabio's craft corner said...

Handsome Edwin card with lovely coloring and delightful coloring :o)

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the image and colours you have chosen, perfect for a childs card, hugs pops x x

Vicky said...

Amazing card Edwin looks fabulous & I love the papers, actually I love this whole pad of papers I'm always stroking mine lol.
Thank you for joining us over at CES Challenges, hope to see you again. Good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

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