Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SFYTT May - Happy Birthday

I'm back with May's Sketch For You To Try layout and a birthday card I made for my nephew.  I don't have many 'boy' themed stamps, so I went with this Stamping Bella image.


First thing I did was heat emboss the image in black powder.  Then I colored it in with Distress Inks again. (I haven't purchased the Distress Marker's yet - so I'm still using the 'smoosh' pad method and my aqua brush!).  I embossed the card background with a Cuttlebug folder, then hit the raised portions with my silver ink pad for the metal look.  I did the same thing on the orange and yellow layers.  I used a PTI sentiment and then decided to outline the Nestie shape with silver liquid pearls.  I also popped up his birthday hat on dimensionals!


Here's May's sketch if you want to play along:




Thanks for your visit!

10 comments:

Amanda R said...

Love the embossing and all the silver details, I am sure your nephew will love it!

Olga said...

awesome, he will love it!!!!

Monica said...

Love the way you did the metallic effect... If I try and rub my stamp pad, it goes everywhere... And the colouring is awesome. The nestie looks great dressed up with silver liquid pearls.
Sorry that I have not visited...

Wanted to do a post today but my new post page does not open. Blogger!!!

Monica xxx

Kathy and Lucky said...

Adorable!! What a sweet little image and then the wonderful embossing, just so perfect for a boy. You will love the markers when you get them, they are amazing and so easy to use, loving your liquid pearls, another favorite, makes mailing cards so much easier, but still adds bling. Hope you are feeling better and Sweet Pea is doing well.

Cheryl said...

So stinkin' CUTE! Great color and texture!

jimlynn said...

Like the way you did the embossed background and the image is so cute and colored beautifully! Wonderful card!
Lynn

Anne Marie Hile said...

How cute is this??!! Your shading is so perfect on that image and I love the roughed-up embossed detail. Sorry, I haven't been by to visit in a while...things have been crazy busy. Looking forward to some catch-up time this weekend. Hope all is well! Hugs! :)

Amy Sheffer said...

So CUTE! Love the sweet image and all of your wonderful details. The dry embossing is FAB! Thanks for joining us at SFYTT!

Karen B. said...

Oh he's adorable! I really like this card, and the dry embossing is a perfect addition for a boy card.

Nancy Thomas said...

A great boy card! I like how you repeated the dry embossing on the strip of card stock.

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