Friday, May 23, 2008

Birthday Boys

Best Fishes

I made this card for my grandson using a layout from the Gina K Release Party. To see the party details and challenge information click here.

Cardbase is 5 x 5. I stamped the fish with Brilliance Pigment Ink and embossed with SU Iridescent Ice EP. The sparkle cardstock is from Doodlebug. Waves paper is from Flair Designs - Making Waves from the Hit the Beach Collection. I attached the Dew Drops and the little googly with Crystal Effects. Hand doodling with black micron pen around borders and on fish. The main square and fish are popped up on Dimensionals. I love how this card sparlkes!

Stamps -
Gina K Designs Tag, You're It!; CTMH Funky Fish.
Paper -
SU Green Galore, Whisper White; Flair Designs Hit the Beach Collection, Doodlebug Glitter Cardstock.
Inks -
Tsukineko Versafine Black; Tsukineko Brilliance Peacock
Misc. -
SU Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder; Black Micron Pen; Robins Nest Dew Drops - Water collection; SU Dimensionals; SU Crystal Effects; Dimensionals; SU Glue Dots, 1/2 in and 5/8 in circle punches in circle punches

Birthday Camping

This card was for my son-in-law (dad to my grandson who got the card above). They are going camping this weekend so I though this would be appropriate :)

Cardbase is 5 x 5. Everything is stamped on SU Naturals Ivory CS except for the tent which is stamped on SU Basic Gray. Trees and grass stamped with ColorBox Olive Pastel Chalk Ink. I stamped the tent with Versamark and embossed with Clear Deep Impression powder from Stampendous to give it a rustic bumpy look. I also used a gray marker that was a little darker to shadow the inside opening of the tent (hard to see in pic). Log stamped with SU Basic Brown Classic ink and colored in a little with Prismacolor Marker Cinnamon toast. Paper piecing on the top log and popped up on Dimensionals. Sleeping Bag is also up on Dimensional and stamped with Versamark then embossed with Brown EP. Details colored in with green marker. I colored direct on to the Flame Stamp with SU Red, Yellow and Orange Markers. Went over some of the flame with Spica Clear Glitter Pen and then softened it up a bit with Cream Prismacolor Pencil. Look how cool the Marshmallows are puffed with Liquid Applique :)

Stamps -
SU Roughing It, Pines, Gina K Tag, You're It; SU Definitely Decorative Pine.
Paper -
Bazzill Brown card stock; SU Naturals Ivory CS; SU Basic Gray CS.
Inks -
Versamark; SU Basic Brown Classic; Prismacolor Marker Cinnamon toast; Gray Marker; SU Red, Yellow and Orange Markers; Clearsnap ColorBox Olive Pastel Chalk Ink.
Misc. -
Stampendous Clear Deep Impression Embossing Powder; Stampendous Brown Embossing Powder; Copic Spica Glitter Pen Clear; Prismacolor Pencil Cream; Liquid Applique; Eyelets; Ribbon, Edge Distresseer; Hold Puncher; Eyelet Setter.


specialcraftmom4 said...

I love both birthday cards! The fish card is so fun (: The camping card is really neat. I am going camping for the first time with all four of my children and husband this weekend(: Camping looks like fun from your card (:

Helen said...

Both cards are fab! I love the funky colours on the fish card! :)

Rachel said...

Look at your little cute card!!! Awesome!!! Hope you're doing well- I've been MIA, I know.

Rachel said...

Love the oogly eyes on the fish, by the way. So cute!!

Lisa said...

Hey those marshmallows are SUPER cool! I feel like I am out in the campsite with you! Great cards!
fellow SCSer

joslyn said...

i love the fun fish card. the glitter is great.

Teresa said...

Wow, love that camping card! Perfect for a boy - of any age!!!

Godelieve said...

Fabulous! The tent stamp is awesome!

SeattleStamper said...

Wow, both these cards are AWESOME! I love the use of dew drops in the fish card, so cool!

love2Bcreative said...

Ohh! What fun summer cards! They look just great!!

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Michele Zwart said...

I love all of the colors and glitter in the fish card!