Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Wine with Friends Birthday

Hello, Blogging Lovelies! I so hope everyone is safe and happy.  
I have a slimline birthday card to share with you today. 
I chose Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC411 at the beginning when I wasn't sure about my stamps choices. As it turned out, I picked this Art Impressions set and then saw their latest challenge was Slimline. So, I resized the sketch to 4x9" to see and thought, ok, that works. Then got my heart set on using the Prima papers. So, I made it all work together. Wasn't certain I'd be happy with the results, but thankfully I am. I will use this card sketch again without stretching it all out of proportion because it has a good open space.
The card base is cut from some legal-sized Office Depot card stock. The papers are A4 Prima Georgia Blues collection. Papers were ink- and edge-distressed using a distressing tool and VersaMagic chalk ink. I added some of my mom's lace and a metallic-decorated satin ribbon to the vertical element. The AI, MFT and Avery Elle sentiments were all stamped with VersafineClair on white card colored with Promarkers and ink-distressed with VM chalk inks.
I stamped the ladies with VersafineClair Fallen Leaves, then colored with Promarkers and fussy cut. I added metallic glitter gel penning to the glasses and bottle. I added white gel pen highlighting to the bar stools.  The image is popped up with dimensional foam to help it navigate both the uneven surface and stand out from the very busy beautiful prints behind it. 
The ribbon going down the length of the card is really lace over ribbon. I show the two here unlayered.
The inside and back. MFT stamped sentiment inside. More Prima and a stamped Lawn Fawn siggie.
And a final view. Thanks for visiting and until next time, please stay crafty and healthy! XOX


I chose Ribbon/Patterned Paper/Lace (1/3)

I've used Prima's Georgia Blues collection papers

I colored my focal image & sentiments with Promarkers & gel pens.

Stamped/colored/fussy cut/distressed by hand :-)

Option played - I love blues & browns...one of my faves 😊


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

An awesome card Ames ;D a fabulous image, pretty paper and love the lace ribbon.
Faith x

Wendy L said...

Great way to celebrate, wonderful card, thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

Jane said...

Fantastic! Love all the background layers and the image is just so fun! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Lori Podolsky said...

What a wonderful and fun card you've created, Aimeslee. So glad you joined in the fun on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Lori (DT)

Carol said...

Hi Aimeslee,
I love this. I love your style of cards. Thank you for your visit to my Camper van card.
If you send me your email address via the CDS email address we can correspond more rather than in these boxes. The CDS emails only come to me.

Monica C. said...

A lovely card, I do like the blue hue that the papers you used give to it.
Yes, I purchased the Scrappy Tape from Scrapbook Pal. I never considered that the writing on the Scor Tape could be considered a measure because I just lay the tape down along the edge and then cut it.
Hugs Monica

cass said...

Great rersult for our current challenge. Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start this month for our "Purely Hand Made" challenge

craftytrog said...

Your card made me smile Aimeslee! I love it!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card, I love the layers and papers and great fun image..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT  https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/

NatalieBramasole said...

Good idea and very pretty card 😊

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Fabulous project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at LeAnn’s World 101 and best of luck with your entry.
Wendy DT Member for https://challengeleannsworld101.blogspot.com/

Rain said...

This is SO great Aimeslee!!! I love the ladies on the card, I could totally join in lol!!! :)

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thank you for joining us for the October challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Dora said...

Beautiful card

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I have RETURNED! of course I have, I had to comment with my DT hat on. Love the fun ladies and everything you do to make your cards special Ames. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

SugarShine Designs said...

Such a great card with so much texture. The ribbon use was brilliant. Thanks for participating in the Ai Slimline Challenge! The winner will be announced tomorrow. Hugs! Janet - Ai DT Team. http://sugarshinedesigns.blogspot.com

ahlers5 said...

I could have sworn I commented on this, but apparently, I didn't. I love these stamps. I have several and am planning to make some for my friends...whenever.

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous project with lots of fun details!

Thanks for sharing with us at A Place To Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Vivi Casale said...

beautiful card!
thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.