Saturday, January 7, 2017

Gorgeous Birthday

Hello again!  Today I have a very CAS card that I made for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This card is for my best friend's birthday.  She was my total fashion icon when we were young and she's still beautiful and stylish decades later.

I went through a few renditions before deciding on all these components.  Because the stamped image is so stylish I wanted to make this as sophisticated looking as possible.  I sorted through various pieces of designer series paper, ribbon, washi tape, but finally settled on the retired textured card stock and Black Glimmer paper, with sequins for embellishments.

For the focal point, I stamped the figure and sentiment in Archival Basic Black, then used a Stampin' Up Watercolor Pencil in Melon Mambo to color the dress and hat, then lightly added some Bermuda Bay around the outside of the image.  I chose a Blender Pen to blend the color on the figure for better control of the shading, then taped down the card stock to a board with some Painter's tape to minimize warping as I used an Aqua Painter to spread the Bermuda Bay pencil color in the background.  After it dried (with help from my heat tool), the vertical strips of paper and the sequins were adhered, then the panel was popped up with foam tape on a Melon Mambo card stock base.

Here's the sketch and the link to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.  Be sure to go over there and check out all the amazing inspiration!

Thanks for looking!  As always your visit and comments are so appreciated.  Have a great day!


Product details
Stamps:  Beautiful You
Paper:  Whisper White, Plain and Textured Melon Mambo, Black Glimmer
Ink:  Archival Basic Black
Other:  Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils in Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay, Frosted Sequins, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen


Linda Callahan said...

This is so smart and stylish! Pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Jan Clothier said...

Very stylish! I like your shading - it's well done.

Karren said...

Gorgeous card and you definitely met the "stylish and sophisticated" brief! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile R said...

Such a classy card! Thanks so much for sharing this pretty card at Freshly Mades Sketches.