Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy 21

Our grandson turned 21 and I really wanted to make this a special card. I haven't colored since I had my eye operated on and was a lot leery of doing so. I couldn't find the just right image in my entire stash (which is huge) so I turned to digital images and found this one on It was perfect for him. I was so surprised as how much easier it was for me to color now compared with before! Anyhow I did keep track of the copics for a change and will list them at the end. The star paper was made with the Tim Holtz foil sheet, embossed and painted with his paints. Loved this technique. I bought that foil twine for the class and it was perfect to use. Of course I stickled some things - look for the silver on his buttons and I made him have tap shoes! The "greeting" is one of my favorite sayings and is cut from spellbinder's scalloped ovals. I pop it up so it could lay on top of that twine. I colored it with Peacock Feathers as it matched everything else.  The inside of the card is below (the color is not real good in this photo).
I made some more peacock feather paper and used a border
punch on it and took a strip of the background striped paper
from the front. That star is another piece of that colored
card stock cut from a sizzix thin die. I figured that the star
would match the stars on the embossing. Those numbers
are metal and altered with paint and stickles. They were
actually 1/2 separated by a horizontal bar. I broke them apart, filed the edges and altered them. They look like brads are holding them in place (there are brads in use) but I did glue them. The edges of the star is stickles and it is on dimensionals. Happy Birthday is done with a white pigment ink. I think this maybe wouldn't have been quite so nice if I wasn't taking Creative Chemistry 102. And here are the copics: E00, E11, R20, BG05, BG13, BG15, C2, C3, C5, C7, B39. Hope you enjoy this. It was really fun to make. Hugs to you all, Barb F


Donna said...

Great card, he is going to love it!
Thanks for sharing. Glad you eyes are getting better.

Sheri said...

Fantastic card Barb!!