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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card MMSC56 CC273

This card is for my brother-in-law's birthday. I used 2 challenges for inspiration:
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - MMSC56 - found here: http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/2010/05/midnight-madness-sketch-challenge-56.html for the layout; and
2. Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge - CC273 - found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492949.
I stamped the birthday cake and sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink and colored with Copics. Then I added glossy accents to the cake stand to make it look like glass, and added a little sky blue, which was the "dessert option" for the color challenge. Added gold stickles to the candle flames and brown stickles to the chocolate birthday cake. A few washers and clips for accents, and it's done. Hand drew the candle and sentiment on the envelope. tfl

5 comments:

pam124 said...

Oh, you did an absolutely fantastic job on the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. And, a masculine card at that. They can be tricky, but you aced this one. LOVE your use of the washers, crystal effects on the cake, stickles and ribbon treatment. You did a spectacular job and I truly hope you can join us again next week! P.S. Love the hand-drawn matching envie too!

Carol said...

Valerie this is just lovely. I like that you decorated the little edge of the envelope too! How cute. Don't you just love crystal effects. I love the added effect it gives to your stamped images. I have been using it a lot lately myself. Great job with the sketch this week. Thank you for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

tbk100601 said...

I love the colors on your card!! Very clever to use the washers as elements on a masculine card! Excellent job on the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Thank you for playing!

Brenda

Priscilla said...

Love the texture on this one..it adds so much to the cars overall look. Sorry I am late this week with my comments, but just wanted to say wonderful card entry. Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Priscilla said...

Great masculine card!! Sorry I am late this week with my comments, but just wanted to say wonderful card entry. Great take on the sketch too. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenges.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess