Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Birthday to....Chris!

It's my youngest son Christopher's 27th Birthday and I've made him a card that doubles as a holder for the gift card that is part of his present.
The digistamp I've used is 1920's Luca from Tickled Pink Stamps.  Chris is a snazzy dresser, and looks very much like Luca and some of the other Li'l Lads from Tickled Pink, and is the reason "my" Luca has green eyes!  I used one of these images for his Christmas card last year, and have found another that's perfect for his Christmas card this year... all I have to do is make it! 
I've used the sketch from the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this time, yummo!
I coloured Luca with Copics and made the sentiment on the computer; a play on "Have a Nice Birthday" that suits the hand of cards he's holding.  I used Ballet Engraved font for the "Ace" as it's in the 1920's style (coincidentally Chris lives in a beautiful Art Deco restored apartment close to the city, which he loves, so the style is perfect!)
The papers are from Kaisercrafts Velvet Ensemble... I coloured Luca up to suit another sheet and then decided on this one, so there's a bit more of the caramel colour than the paper warrants, never mind :-)  The black paper with the fleur de lis is from Die Cuts With A View Mariposa 12" stack.  I've matted on very shiny gold card, and used a gold ribbon with black and laser cut sequins that my folks got me on a recent trip to Malaysia.  Digi Stamps 4 Joy  has a Colour Bingo challenge, I've used the line: Jet Black, Neutral and Gorgeous Gold.
I finished it off with some gold brads from my stash and three black Pebbles that I just got in my took-eight-weeks order from the US... Love them!!
As usual I've popped the panels up at different heights with foam dots, and as usual you can hardly tell in the photos, lol.  Oh well, you get that!
The inside of the card uses papers from the front, as usual, and echoes the sketch (which I often do) I have made one of the panels into a pocket for the gift card by simply punching a semicircular hole in a piece of the patterned paper and gluing only the very edges of three sides. 
Here's a photo with the gift card in place.
Fab'n'funky Challenges has Happy Birthday as its theme this time and Sweet Stampin' has  Birthday Somethings, so I'm entering those challenges. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge has Boy Oh Boy (card for a boy or man) so I'm in there too and even though this is for a man, I think it fits the Cupcake Craft Challenges theme of Teenage Boys, so I'm entering there too.  Creative Craft Challenges has a Free For All challenge, I KNOW it fits there, lol.
Well that's it from Luca and I. Happy Birthday to my darling Chris (who's recovering from a very painful episode of kidney stones, poor love)  I'm looking forward to going out for dinner with him and the rest of the family tomorrow evening; park at his place, wander down to the very nearby café strip, roll back for cake... all sounds good - especially as I'm fasting at the moment for a blood test in the morning!!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, D4Donna 


Joey said...

Fantastic card Donna, your colouring is gorgeous, perfect sentiment. Joey x

Faye said...

Donna, this card is just perfect for a teenager. I love the details and your colours. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

sara said...

This is so cool! I absolutely love the sentiment you´ve made, your colouring is beautiful and so are your color choices!
Thank you so much for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge this week =) and good luck with the draw!

Vicky said...

Ooh this is fabulous Donna...great image and super layout too hun...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

Wow, Donna - another fabulous card. Your son will LOVE it! Really likin' this paper,too ... might have to get me some! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Céline said...

fab fab card, really elegant!
love the beautiful papers
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member

Violets Corner said...

Wow Donna, this is a brilliant male card! Love the fab image and the design papers.

Thanks for joining our challenge at Cupcake Crafts.

Warm hugs

Sarah said...

Hi Donna, wow this is fantastic! Love the image, papers and colours you've used. Your colouring is perfect as well. Thanks for joining in with us for our birthday celebrations this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

Regan said...

This is amazing, Donna! What a fantastic masculine card! Love those papers, your coloring, and that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges! :)

Shelby said...

Donna...this is a great male card! You've done the design to perfection.


PresentStorm said...

super cute! Love the papers you used. Happy Birthday to your son and I hope all is well with you!

Stampalicious said...

beautiful! I love the shiny silver papers, thank you for joining our challenge at Tickled Pink stamps, hugs, martina

Charlene said...

Wow Donna this card is fabulous! Even though you colored him for a different paper, I think he still goes wonderfully with the paper you used. The caramel color really makes him pop. Love all the different dp's you used and that ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Tic Tac Toe Color Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Jill said...

Fantastic male card!
Love the coloutring and all the gold looks just perfect :)
Thanks for joining us at TPS this week and good luck
Hugs, Jill

Wishcraft said...

What a fabulous card Donna! Love the image and all your gold touches, looks great :o)

Thanks so much for your lovely message on my blog hun... glad things are so much better for you now xxx Lisa x

Dora said...

Wow I love this, so cool yay and your colouring is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week with our birthday celebrations. Good Luck xx

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a really awesome card - I just couldnt stop looking at it! :)

Love the image!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Jane said...

Wow! this is stunning! love the papers and gorgeous colours! hugs, Jane x

Emma H said...

Great masculine card, you've put so much thought into it! Thanks for playing along with us at Fab N Funky this week!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Donna, what a fantastic card. I love the image and it is perfect for those "difficult" males lol! Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Perfect card for a teenager Donna, I love this image and your cool layout! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

dragonllew said...

Great card that sentiment is perfect thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
Jenny x

Jen Leeflang said...

I just LOVE your colouring!
Thanks so much for joining in our Colour Tic Tac Toe challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy.
luv n huggz

Tinemor said...

WOW!! FAB card!! Love that image!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge last week.. Hope to see you again!

Hugs from Tine