Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Strut your stuff - it's your birthday!

Hello and welcome back to my blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Today's card was so much fun to make although in the end it gave me a hard time with the final details.

I haven't been this excited making a card for a while. I seldom fill out the background of the image with colour or stamp text next to the image. I seldom use an alphabetset to make texts like with the b-day text ( I just noticed though that I forgot to add an apostrophy between the T and S. I thought about it while working with the letters, but forgot it later) I recently bought almost the whole selection of distress inks at a sale and I've been eager to improve my distressing skills. And I'm quite proud to have put together the card from three different papercollections.

I wanted to make a card for a man as I would like to do it on a weekly basis. I really wanted to use another saying, but it didn't fit as well as this one. The one I wanted to use was "shake your tailfeathers". Although men might not want to shake their tailfeathers I think they would rather do that than strut their stuff, lol.

I made this card to help celebrate Kraftin' Kimmies 1:st birthday. I'm a huge fan of these stamps and even if I missed their sale at least I wanted to join the challenge. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can win some rubba.

I used Vivienne that comes with two matching textstamps, one of them "strut your stuff" that I used. The text "it's your birthday" I stamped with distress walnut ink. The alphabetstamps are from a quickutz giftset called sophisticate.
Vivienne is coloured with promarkers. The blue border around her is two shades of blue promarkers. The green and brown edges are distress inks: peeled paint and walnut stain. I gave her some extra eyeliner and some stickles glitterglue to her necklace.

The background paper I have used is from Basic Grey's Mellow collection called automne. The two smaller pieces are both from kaisercraft. The little hinges are cut out in silver mirror cardstock, just like the number 1.

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

All that scraps - manly card
Basic Grey - sparkle (using background paper from the Mellow collection)
Cards for men - autumn
Crafty calendar - autumn/1:st birthdays
Creative inspirations - birthday
Kraftin' Kimmies - celebration card
Papersundaes - something from your stash (all papers are "old")
Papertake weekly - sketch #31 from dec 29:th 2009
Simon says stamp and show - numbers
Spoon full of sugar - sparkle and shine
Stampin for the weekend - autumn colours
Stamp something - something to celebrate
Stamptacular - at least 5 layers

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email: said...

haha great image! I love the papers you used too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Kristel said...

These are gorgeous cards Katarina! looks really fabulous!!
Hugs Kristel

Angela said...

too cute Katarina!! I love the DP you used, so beautiful!!

Liz, said...

Brilliant fun card. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar.

Liz x

shell said...

Oh wow this is fantastic, love everything about it, that image has now gone on my wish list i love it. thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Juls said...

wow!!! this is just so gorgeous!! Love those gorgeous soft colours and the touches of silver, just an utterly fabulous card, I love it!!! Hugs Juls

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Katarina, I love this gorgeous paper your used, all the layers blend magnificiently. Very cute image, lovely coloring. Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular Layer-it-on challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

LynneForsythe said...

OMW...great use of patterned paper and ink. Two Thumbs up for stepping out of your box!

Thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Mandy said...

Hi Katarina,
Gorgeous card,very saucy,bet any man would love to receive it...Love the papers,embellies and the colours..Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time...
Mandy xx

Lydia said...

what a great and flirty card!! nICE COLORS TOO!!

Annika said...

Wonderful card! Fabulous colouring and layout and I love those papwers, such warm gorgeous patterns. Thanks for
playing at SFTW!

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card. Love the design and that image is awesome!

Risa said...

What a super awesome card! I love your image, coloring and layout, great job! Thanks for joining us at ATS!

Marianne-db said...

wow, this is so elegant! What a cool image and lovely colors!
Thanks for joining our fun at Stamptacular this week! Hope to see you again soon :-)
Hugs, Marianne

Carolyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I just love this image, and the sentiment, TOO CUTE!! What a great design and fabulous coloring. Thanks so much for sharing such a fabulous creation with us for our Layer It On Challenge at SSC.
Hugs xx

France said...

Speechless... The coloring is amazing ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hey chickie! Hope you're doing ok! Beautiful work and coloring! I love it! Fantastic card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW and celebrating our Birthday celebration! Hope you join us again next week!
hugs, Sharon

WickedPixie said...

Katarina, this is so beautiful! Thanks for playing in the ATS Challenge with us this week! :-)Traci

Mummylade said...

absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge and good luck!

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