Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Masculine Bday Card

I was in the mood to try out my brand new stamp. I just picked it up from Joanne Fabrics on Sunday. Then I saw Stampin B's challenge 103 to make a masculine card. http://stampinbsdesignteam.blogspot.com/

I had a good idea of what I wanted to do with the stamp. I definitely wanted two-toned blue. I tried lighter blues but they just weren't showing up, so then I stamped tempting turquoise then used my brillian blue marker to outline the guests, balloons and candles. I used summer sun and pumpkin pie for the flames on the candles. It took 6 attempts to get the image right. I always ended up with partial images.

So then I had to come up with a layout. I didn't really know what to do, so I went to Pricillastyles and checked out their layout for the week. It seemed pretty good, so I decided to try it. http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/ This is challenge MMSC97.

After I found the layout, I decided to use my nesties. I mounted my image on tempting turquoise, then backed it up with garden green. The layer on the base is vanilla. I used one of my new cb folders and dry embossed the image in the background for texture. I then mounted my card on my bashful blue base. Thanks for looking and have a great day! :)


Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Dara, the colors you used on your cake a so pretty together! You did such a wonderful job with the Midnight Madness sketch. I hope to see your work entered again soon.

Valerie said...

Your birthday cake is so festive! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I can't wait to see your next creation!
PriscillaStyles DT

Denise @ kc242 said...

Dara, masculine cards are always hard for me. You have shown off your stamp beautifully. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness. I have blog candy available if you are interested!

marsha said...

Dara, I love these rich colors! That is such an intriguing birthday cake and all the embossing looks scrumptious! Great job on creating such a super masculine card. Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, hope you will come back and play again next week!

bensarmom said...

Dara, your card is just beautiful. I've enjoyed reading your blog. Thank you for visiting mine. I'm praying you can talk to your friend and help her through what she's going through right now.
Bless you for trying.