Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hubba, Hubba, Happy Birthday!

Well today's post is a little out of character for me. I usually keep my cards "G" rated, but after a Bad Santa swap, and a Bad Bunny swap, the mind works a little overtime. KWIM? ;-) This card is for my sweet DH for his birthday today. I can tell you that he will really like this, and there will be no need for an inside sentiment, because he will never get past the front! I bought a couple of stamps from Victoria Case the other day, and I decided I would purchase this wonderful digital image. This is my first digital stamp, and WOW...is that ever a great idea! When I bought it, I asked her if there was anything special she recommended to print the image and prevent smudging if I chose to use watercolors. She suggested I try heat setting the image, and voila!!! It worked like a charm!! BTW, the other stamps I purchased were very tame. I scored some new K&Co. paper, as well as some Garden Party paper by DCVW when I was at Michaels last week, and I couldn't wait to use it. (DCVW... I hope that's the right name. It's all I could find on the package.)
I used my SU inks and a aqua painter to color the image. The sentiment is from the new SU Very Versatile set. The sketch came from the Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #3. I'm so going to miss these SU In Colors when they retire. I don't think I've ever used the In Colors as much as I have this year Embelishments are simply ribbon and rinestones on this card. I just blinged it out a bit. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have a beautiful day. Love and hugs to you all!

13 comments:

Sandra MacLean said...

Oo la la Mrs Lorie!! Mr Lorie is going to LOOOOVE this card!! You did a fantastic job coloring it and those papers are yummy! Looks like I've got to make a trip to Michaels soon! LOL

Gael said...

Wowza! I know exactly where his eyes are going to be!! LOL. I certainly hope he appreciates your coloring and color scheme and layout, cuz they are all fabulous!!

Christie said...

How cool! I've been thinking about digi stamps, and you just made up my mind for me. Great coloring

kadie said...

Hubba Hubba is right!! Alan is going to see stamping in a whole new light now...he won't know what hit him. You did a marvelous job with this image and this card, Lorie. Wow, your coloring is even impeccable with a digi stamp! You are amazing!

Barb said...

LOL! WooHoo! He is going to love this! Fantastic card! Love the image and the colors.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is fantastic - your coloring is amazing - you should teach classes, girlfriend! :) I'm sure dh will absolutely adore this card, especially that it came from you :)

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Oh my, oh my...won't hubby be a happy guy! This is one he will share with his friends you know. You did an absolutely wonderful job on this card and your coloring is just absolutely amazing.

Becky said...

Wow... This is an awesome image, I just love it, and your coloring is awesome.

Victoria said...

Beautiful coloring! I adore the papers and layout! Hope hubby had a wonderful bday :o) I'm so excited to read that you like using the digitals!
Gorgeous card!
Hugs!!~Victoria

Catherine said...

Is she gonna be spanking someone with that wooden spoon?!?!? LOL!
She is a saucy little number, Miss Lorie! LOVE this layout!!!! And are those brads in the border punch??? What an awesome treatment! (And I'll totally be borrowing that idea, since I just got that punch!) Fabulous!

Michelle said...

Oh wow! It's getting a bit warm in here isn't it - LOL... I can't imagine him not liking it - it's amazing as all your cards are. Happy birthday to your DH ~ he's a lucky man to have such a wonderful person as you ;)

SemSee said...

Ooh, la la! What a fab stamp! Fantastic colouring skills. Great choice of design papers. Thanks so much for playing along with us this fortnight at Sunday Sketch & Stamp! Good luck! Hugs, Sem x

Sunday Sketch and Stamp said...

I've seen this stamp before, but didn't know if I was brave enough to use it but having seen your card I might be convinced. Great card!

Thanks for taking part in the Sunday Sketch & Stamp challenge.

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