Thursday, October 21, 2021

Big Ole' Cuppa Birthday!

 Hello, there! Hope you are all having good weeks and fun weekend plans, inside or out.
Today I'm sharing a girlfriend's birthday card. Earlier in the year I went through my coffee-themed stuff and realized I don't really know how many recipients of my cards drink coffee. So when someone who does drink it has a birthday, I decided to try to use that theme on their card. You could say I've grabbed opportunity by the beans! 😅
I chose Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC43 to resize to A7 and use for my layout. It's a pretty plain design that allowed me to use multiple papers from Basic Grey's Urban Couture collection and add the CAS-ual Fridays big cuppa die and this super cute My Besties digital image sized large enough to decently color.
I love the names given these two. They are Polly and her Lolly Wog. Yes, her little green friend is a wog...a Polly Wog, heeheehee. 😋 Well, why not? Smoke 'em if ya got 'em, right? I've done a hand-stamped sentiment mash-up using MFT, Verve, Clear Dollar and CAS-ual Friday stamps. I added Nuvo clear glaze to the die's coffee surface after drawing the curly que with a white gel pen. The glaze melted it into the chestnut brown Promarker and made it change colors! Hey, my card has chemistry! 😝
Inside the card I added some of the paper leftover from the front and then added a computer-generated sentiment, hoping to tie the coffee cup and cup sentiment to birthdays.
On back, more of what's on front paper-wise plus a Kaiserkraft siggie stamped in Versafine and then swiped with VM chalk ink.
Ah, my overhead shot - looks coordinated to me!
Some close-ups. I ink-distressed all the edges with VM chalk ink (save the Sip sentiment) and edge-distressed the mats with my Tim tool.
Close-up of the image and coloring. The little red hearts on her cushion and the Wog's lips and freckles were done using a Sakura metallic gel pen.
I just love looking at that girl's expression, don't you? And her Wog's. This is a great shot of the gold colored pencils I applied to her hair on top of the tan Promarker I colored first. Looks pretty cool in real life and at certain angles it shimmers. LOL, that white line on the surface of her coffee is being caused by the reflection of the Nuvo clear glaze I applied, although the Wog might think it's a worm! 😁
And a final view. Thanks so much for visiting me and please stay safe and keep on crafting! XOXO

My Besties Aussies Challenge #10: AG -- Image used: Polly & her Lolly Wog Doll #8
My Besties Dutch Girls October Challenge: AG -- Image used: See Aussies above
Passion for Markers Week 614: Dies and/or Punches -- CASual Fridays coffee cup die
CD Sunday Plus #71: AG w/USB,CD, Digi -- My Besties digi used.
Penny's Paper-Crafty #507: AG w/PP -- Used Basic Grey Urban Couture
CHNPPC October: AAG w/PP -- Used Basic Grey Urban Couture


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very cute and funny image. I love working with those kind of images, as you will eventually see. I'm working on some fun wonky Christmas cards.

This is certainly a great card for your coffee-drinking-girlfriend. She will get a big kick out of it.

Hope you manage to get into your stamp room. I wonder if the colder weather wrecks havoc on you.

Donna Triffitt said...

I love this card and your colouring is wonderful. A fun card and your fun humour is brilliant. THank you for joining us over on the My Besties Aussie Challenge blog. Hugs Donna Triffitt DT

Darlene said...

OMG this is so cute Aimeslee! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Michelle N. said...

Love CAS Fridays coffee themed products! Great card for a coffee drinker! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I love the image and the colouring and the coffee idea, Super card Aimes. Great names on the images, but don't think they'll be allowed in the UK! Love your papers and I'm sure your friend will LOVE her card. I hope Arthur is behaving?
Faith x
PS told hubby and he thanks you :)

crafty-stamper said...

Great fun card and image,love your papers.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
Carol DT x

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Fabulous project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

Jocelyn said...

A great card. I love the colouring of the image she is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fun card! The sentiment really made me smile 😀. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x

R's Rue said...

So pretty. I love it. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Arlene said...

Such a cute card! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas,

ahlers5 said...

What a cute card! Great for someone who loves coffee. I am having a coffee dilemma right now. I cannot drink it without sweetener and artificial sweeteners have been raising my blood sugar quite a bit. I can't have sugar because I'm doing keto. I am missing my coffee so much. I can use erythritol, but it doesn't sweeten hot beverages at all. I guess I have to learn to drink it without a sweetener.

Alyson Mayo said...

That image is adorable and I love the punny sentiment! And yes, you did grab the opportunity "by the beans!" :)

Judy McKay said...

Lovely card. Nicely designed. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant card for a coffee drinker Love the image
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

a cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fun card, love the image and colouring and great coffee cup..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..


Gale said...

What a super fun card Aimeslee! Love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at ColorIt! Create It! Show It Off!. We hope to see you again.
~ Gale DT

Cards By MI said...

A lovely looking card. Lovely theme to it as well. Thanks for playing along with my challenge over at Passion for Markers this week.
Love n hugs

The Crafty Den said...

Such a pretty card Aimeslee. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Vic said...

Super card! I especially love the big cuppa die, with the wording. ...super-cute! Thankyou for sharing this with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge - Vic, DT x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's Challenge.

Helen x

Rose Andrew said...

Fabulous Creation
Thank you for joining us at My Bestie Aussie Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Lisa Bird said...

Fantastic card design. I love your image, beautifully colouring too. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
Best Wishes Lisa xx

WendyLC said...

Hola! Tu proyecto esta divino
Muchas gracias por participar con nosotras en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
Esperamos puedas acompañarnos en el próximo reto.
Hi ! Your project is beautiful. Thank you for play with us at My Besties - Spanish Challenge and good luck. Love all your work.

Lidia R. said...

Hola! Una tarjeta adorable :)
Gracias por acompañarnos en nuestros retos en
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
Que tengas una semana muy bendecida.
Lidia R. Dt Coordinator
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