Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cake and Candles

How about a birthday card today? This digital stamp by Victoria Case is Cake and Candles. My DH commented how much he liked the look of this card, and said that she reminds him of a lady from the 1950's. I guess I can see that. I think she's pretty adorable. I love her coordinating skirt and headband! My all time favorite technique of course is watercoloring, and I especially love the large images. This a large image, so that made it perfect for a 6x6 card. I hit a sale at Michaels the other day, and scored some of this wonderful K&Co. paper that has the pretty punching along the edges. I just LOVE it!! I added the sentiment from the Sweet -n Sassy Stamps Birthday Buddies set, and embellished with primas, and ribbon. Nothing too fancy, but oh, did I enjoy coloring this beauty. Especially her hair!! I'm a fan of big hair, and she's got a great poof going on!!
Here's a closer view of the layers. I swear if it weren't for dimensionals, I would never be able to put a card together!
Supply List
Paper: Textured gray card stock, basic black, Canson watercolor paper, K&Co. DP
Ink: Basic Black, Various SU ink for watercoloring
Stamps: Victoria Case Cake and Candles Digi, Birthday Buddies (sentiment)
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Die, Ribbon, Primas, Brads, Aquapainter, Blender Pen

I hope you have found some inspiration here today. I'm very happy that you could stop by and spend some time here. Please come back soon, and my our good Lord bless and keep you and yours today and always!
Love Ya!


Becky said...

This is adorable, I love this image and you colored her so well.

Brandi said...

Beautiful card Lorie! I agree with you husband.. she does look like she is from the 50's. :)
Your coloring is spectacular!



Sandra MacLean said...

This is beautiful Lorie!!! You have colored her to perfection and I love all the yellow and black!! That ribbon is the perfect amount of pop! Great job!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing card! It's.... AMAZING! Your coloring is fabulous and her hair rocks - teased and bouffy looking! Love it!

vc said...

She is gorgeous, Lorie! Beautiful coloring and I adore the "It's time to par-tay!" woohoo! :o)

Lauri said...

Love your coloring of this image!! It is very 50-ish!! like me! haha!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This is adorable and, yes, I agree with your DH...she does look like a 50's cutie...takes me back to my era!!! Hey, will you teach me how to watercolor so perfectly?!!

Mary Giles said...

Just gorgeous Lorie! You have colored her up to perfection and the colors are soooo much fun.

Barbara said...

Lorie, I really like this card! Your coloring is fantastic and the colors of the card are so fun! Wonderful all the way around!

Peggy said...

What an awesome card! Your coloring is fabulous and the colors you chose to work with are lovely!!

Jackie said...

Hi Lori,
You do such amazing coloring!! Your card is amazing.I love your blog too!!