Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Groovin' 65th Birthday

 Hiho, my dear blogging friends! Are we having fun yet? LOL Well, here's a card to help you get there. Another one of my girlfriends is turning 65. This time a childhood friend since second grade. She has always been a free spirit. At our 30th high school reunion, she wore a black bustier with garters and hose, and nothing else! I asked her why and she said, "Well, it was my Halloween costume and it fits. I'm celebrating that." And she did look fabulous. So, I'm hoping she will get a kick out of this throwback to disco, which was the rage as we were becoming old enough to drink and vote. We  did our fair share of time in disco clubs with lighted dance floors and mirror balls! heehee

One thing I could NOT do was to put her age on the card. She doesn't do them and I would never hear the end of it. So I had to be happy referencing it...subtly. I went with Beccy's Place Disco Fever Groove Chick (my name for her) for my image. And I love that I still have several sheets of 12x12 Basic Grey Fusion designer papers, the circles sheet pattern almost perfectly mimicking this Groove Chick's dress pattern. So of course I had to use it! All of the papers as well as the card base are BG Fusion.

Since Groove Chick is a tall and skinny image (hey, I smell a future Slimline card haha), I spied this Split Coast Stampers sketch and chose it, resizing in PSE to 5x7".

Groove Chick was colored with my Promarkers. Her metal accessories -- earrings, bracelets and belt, as well as her finger nails, all were colored with a Sakura metallic Gold Shadow get pen. This is a very simple card as to design and wanting to keep it flat, I accented it with just 3 gold sequins. The most complicated this card got was that I did a little hybrid digi work in PSE by layering the "Groovin'" sentiment from the stamp set on top of the digital image at her boots and then typing the other words around it. I rather like the effect of it. "Groovin'" got a coat of the gel pen as well. 

For the inside, I lined it with another sheet of the BG Fusion dp and then added the printed sentiments. The "disco fever" comes from the Disco Fever set and the other sentiments are in the Old Mailbox set (no longer sold).
For the back, more of the BG paper I used on the front and a stamped Impression Obsession siggie.

Close-ups of the Groove Chick! 

I love her. <3

And for grins, a shot to show the designer paper and how it provides for the look of continuity for the card.

...and a final view of the front. Thanks for visiting today and I hope you enjoy your day! Until next time, XXO

2.   Beccy's Place January Challenge: AG + Opt. Doodling -- Option not played this time.
7.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 2021 Week 2: AG with Colouring -- I used Promarkers and gel pens
11. Creatalicious #203: AG --  #2/3 Option not played this time
16. I Love Promarkers #427: AG -- #2/3 Option not played this time


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Nice card for your childhood friend. Its so perfect for her. Love the story about her daring outfit. This is such a cute, and perfect, image

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely LOVE this card Aimeslee, I'm a frustrated hippy from the 60's, The paper is spot on - get it "spot on" Oh! never mind! :) Fabulous colouring and card, she's going to love it.
Faith x

Furrbster said...

She is so much fun - I am sure your friend will love it!

Thanks for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers,

Hugz Tinz

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Very cool image and design. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Larelyn said...

What a fun and fabulous card. I love the commentary as well. Thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

Ella's Design said...

Fabulous card using that funky image, Aimeslee and your paper choices are perfectly retro too!
Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Passion for Markers! Lisa x

Alyson Mayo said...

This is such a terrific card to celebrate a confident gal at 65! Love the side panels which perfectly reflect the time period. Your choice of colours for the dress are also a great reflection of the time period. Are we really THAT old?

Beccy said...

Your friends sounds like lots of fun Aimeslee, we all need people like her in our lives! I'm sure she's going to love the card you created for her, it's a fabulous shout-out to her free spirit. I love the patterned paper you chose, it's perfect for the theme. You did an amazing job colouring the image, the lime green eye shadow is a real hoot! Love it!

Karen Dunbrook said...

super fun...made me smile.
x Karen

Lisa Bird said...

I just love this card, your image is fantastic and I love all the colours you have used.
Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
Best Wishes Lisa xx

Leslie said...

LOVE IT! Spent my fair share of time in the discos with several BFFs too! And the revolving bar where we couldn't find our seats again when we got off the dance floor! Bahahaha! Those were the days and we had SOOO much fun! Thanks for bringing back some great memories - and I know your friend will love this card! Great job!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The image, the paper and the sequins go together so well. This is a great card for a free spirit like your friend. I took an unintentially long blogging break but am back now. I hope you are well.

Monica C. said...

That is a brilliant make, Aimeslee. I love how well your paper coordinates with her dress. Love the inside too.
Hugs Monica

Sharon Noble said...

Hello I wanted to pop into your blog and thank you very much for entering the https://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ Challenge I really love your card and the colouring is excellent. Hope to see you next time best of wishes keep safe xxx hugs Sharon DT psst don’t forget to follow my blog https://sharonscreativeramblings.blogspot.com/

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Conception très originale pour cette carte dans un style hippy des années 70 plutôt que disco, j'adore l'idée.
Merci de votre participation à notre challenge Colour Crazy.
Bonne chance à vous avec l'espoir de vous revoir de nouveau.
Guest Designer Colour Crazy Challenge

Very original design for this card in a 70s hippy style rather than disco, I love the idea.
Thank you for participating in our Colour Crazy challenge.
Good luck to you with the hope of seeing you again.
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ahlers5 said...

I can't believe how many cards I have missed. I thought I commented on this one. It must have been on the Outlawz. I get a kick out of this dancer. She is indeed having a great time!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I can tell that you know your friend well and that she will love the card! Oh those retro circles - FAB -U - LOUS!! Hugs, Chrisx

Helen said...

Love this and I'm sure your friend did too!

Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge.

Helen x


Beautiful creation!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January "ATG".
Sorry for the late comment.

Vickie Y said...

Super cute design and card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge