Friday, May 20, 2022

Make a Wish Birthday

 Hello and welcome, hope everyone is doing well. Happy FriYay! Home repairs never go as planned, but we are hopeful that our little vent hood replacement will be completed today. We bought a GE vent hood to go over our range top 2 years ago and the fan died. The one before that had lasted 20 years before the light fixture died (just amazing how things are no longer made like they used to be), so we figured we'd better get it replaced before Summer. Honey went to Home Depot and picked out a Vissani (a Magic Chef brand) to have them install it. Some dedicated circuitry electrical work  and retrofitting had to be done and today will be the actual install. I just pray this one lasts until we leave this house, if ever.
Today I have a masculine birthday card to share. I've used the pre-coloured image and background papers from The Paper Shelter's A Mesmerizing Fortune Teller digital set, along with some Springhill Digital white and SU brown card stock mats on a white 6x6" Bazzill card base. So, I did NOT do any coloring on this card, which was a refreshing change!
My design layout was guided by this Splitcoaststampers sketch.
Before printing the image, I added the "Make A Wish" to her crystal ball in PSE with the Text tool. After printing it out, I stamped some Sassafras Las curly swirls and dots with Morning Mist Versafine Clair and a Stampendous Happy Birthday sentiment with Warm Breeze Versafine Clair. I cut the base mats and other square layers with Spellbinders 6x6 Matting Basics dies.
Inside the card (at left) I used Warm Breeze VF Clair ink to stamp Uniko and Hero Arts sentiments. On the card back ( at right) I printed out some lovely digital background paper I won from Lozzy at Nin's Papercrafting and layered on a brown SU mat with a stamped and punched siggie and brown scrap strip.
And a final view. I do think this made up to be a nice masculine birthday card with me using the monochromatic browns. Real men can handle a tiny bit of crystal ball pink, right? 😁
Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope your weekend is everything you are wishing for! XOX

I've used TPS pre-coloured image and background from A Mesmerizing Fortune Teller
I've used TPS pre-coloured digital image and background papers linked in post


Vicki said...

Very nice masculine card. The sketch is awesome and you've cased it perfectly. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's May, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Mother's Day" Challenge.

My name is Erika. said...

Good luck with the fan Aimeslee. I need a new belt on the dryer which costs about $10, but with the spare bedroom (now called the art space) project going on, the hubby has had no time to do it. I looked at buying a new dryer, but now the inner drums are made of plastic instead of metal. And it bugs me with my Yankee sensibilities to pay over $100 for the repair man to come in. I could practcially get a new dryer by the time someone fixed it. You are so right about things being made cheaper and cheaper. It bugs me they do that, because you know these companies just do it so you'll need to replace things sooner rather than later. And to think of the waste it all makes. ANYHOW- I am loving your gypsy masculine card. That is a fun image. I wonder what the recipient would wish for in the crystal ball. Have a great weekend. hugs-Erika

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! You may not have done any coloring, Aimes, but all the coordinating papers, layers, contrasting in white, look incredible! Gorgeous! Glad you have your hood replaced. I hear you about things not lasting like they used to. Huggers, de

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the image and the fabulous background and design, love the card Aimes. I know about things lasting, we had a kitchen installed 25 years ago, we replaced it because we couldn't find a replacement door, which had warped over the oven. We have had ours 3 years now and it's in the same state as the last one after all those years. So disappointing, I REALLY hope your hood lasts as long as you hope!
Keep sane!
Faith x

Pamela said...

I really like this. The colours you've picked make it very 'mystical and magical'.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your card is lovely! great work! I really hope your fan lasts. I know all about short lived appliances! Have a good weekend!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh Aimeslee it's good to know that we're not the only ones with an issues during a new hood install. We had the same problem with ours only my hubby was doing all of the work until his brother in law came over to help with the electrical stuff. Then things went smoothly. Your card is fabulous as usual.

Jane said...

Ooooo! So mysterious, wonder what she can see? Beautiful image and fantastic colouring Aimslee. Thanks for playing again at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image and coloured beautifully..
Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

By the time I write this everything should be back in place for you. Repairs eh! This is another successful sketch. I think what draws me in is the way you stuck with all the dark brown. This sketch can take one off in an ugly result. You've got the neck to work with sketches. Have a nice evening

Darlene said...

WOW that's a lot of layers ... very cool ... great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Monochromatic’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


Lori Podolsky said...

How nice that you used an image by The Paper Shelter. Your card is simply awesome, Aimeslee. Thank you for playing along with us on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

Pat said...

I love the fortune teller image Aimeslee, such fun, and lots of wonderful layers in the background, and the back of the card looks terrific too..great to add the words on the crystal ball before printing..a lovely touch. x

Alyson Mayo said...

This is a neat idea for a masculine card - I love the image and the fact that you used neutral papers to show it off. Love it :)

Seafield Jo said...

This is lovely, very dramatic.
CD Sunday Plus DT

cass said...

Great layering of papers on your card. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Lets layer it up" Challenge.

Dawn G Designs said...

Beautiful Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge! I hope to see you in our next challenge!
Crafty Hugs!
DT Dawn

Anonymous said...

Great use of your scraps! Thanks for playing along in the Get Scrappy challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog named Hero.

Kanan Pandya said...

Such a fun card, love how you use scraps. Thanks so much for playing along with the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero Challenge.

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Stunning manly card. Thanks for joining us at LTSCB
Tina DT