Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Slots of Birthday Love and Luck!

 Hello and Happy Hump Day to all. 
I have a girlfriend who loves to go to Louisiana to gamble and if she walks past any kind of arcade game you can bet she is stopping to play it. So when I saw this image I thought it was perfect for her. Doesn't this pretty gambler look happy and content? Now me, I have always been wary of gambling and I don't know gamble from gimble, so I actually had to Google to figure out how to color the machine. Compared to some I saw, I kept this one pretty plain. 😂
For my A7 design layout, I used this Splitcoaststampers tri-fold sketch from 2006!
I printed the designer papers I used on Springhill Digital card. They are from this digital paper pack by Twinkle Lane Designs, Casino Games, one of several nice digital paper packs that Twinkle Lane sells. I usually only use digital papers for a specific theme when I don't have real papers for it and I do stay on the hunt for specialty digi papers. So I was happy to find this pack. 😍
My focal image features this adorable My Besties Lucky Slot Diva Doll 14, which I printed out on Springhill Digital card and colored using a mix of Promarkers, colored pencils, glitter pens and gel pens. But before coloring, I stenciled around her using a 6x6 Crafters Workshop Mini Sunburst stencil and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. Once everything dried, I cut her out using a Spellbinders Labels 10 die and a also a red framing mat cut from a scrap of Bazzill card. I ended up taping the right side of the image instead of the left (to attach to the card front), so I had to cut a second frame out of white card to attach to the back of the red frame. Sheesh! To be fair, that ended up being a good thing because I was worried the image surface wasn't stiff enough for hanging half of itself out there. I also printed the front sentiment created in PSE with the papers, so it was printed in color.
Inside I attached a sentiment strip that I created in PSE and printed out with the papers. I cropped the top graphic from another of the paper designs.
On back, more paper and a stamped and punched siggie inked with a blender brush using Ranger Dandelion Archival ink.
A close-up to show the glitter and gel penning and the stenciling.
And final view. Thanks for the visit and have a good one! XXO

I've used a My Besties digi stamp and Twinkle Lane Designs digital papers
Made this card for a girlfriend
Pull the slot machine lever and watch the numbers ROTATE


Deanna Mulder said...

What a cute card. I agree she does look like she is enjoying herself. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Craft and Create. Deanna DT

Furrbster said...

This is a very fun creation - that gambler sure does look like she is having a great time!

Thanks for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers and also MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

Larelyn said...

Such a fun card and thanks for sharing the directions. Thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles

Diane said...

What a perfect card for your friend, and the paper is fabulous too! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
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Gina said...

Beautiful fold card. Love the tewt part on the inside. Thank you for sharing at My Besties Dutch Girls. Creative regards, Gina

Nunzia Carusio said...

Interesting colding, very inspirational. Thanks for sharing your card at Polkadoodles and hope to see you again soon.
Nunzia DT

Jane said...

Bright, eye catching and fun! Fantastic card. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Melanie Hungerford said...

What a cool card, love the bold print and the sparkly coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

craftytrog said...

Great card Aimeslee, and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

Liz said...

Fabulous card, perfect design for your girlfriend. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz xx

Lori Podolsky said...

What a fabulous card you have created, Aimeslee. Beautifully done! Thank you for joining our Frame It challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry, and hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori - DT

Rachael said...

I love how the papers and the image match so perfectly! I'm sure your friend will just love it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Polkadoodles. Good luck!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Glory be. This image is perfect for your girlfriend. LOL. Isn't it funny how we are able to find just the right type of image for our loved ones?

Love your signature style of bright colours.--Bethie

Chana Malkah said...

Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
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My name is Erika. said...

I hope your friend has good luck with the slot machines. I'm not a gambler myself, but I do think your card is cute and perfect for your friend. (Or at least how you described her). I hope you're feeling better too. hugs-Erika

My Crafting corner said...

This is such a fun card Aimeslee. Thank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

What a fun card, Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at AAA Birthday and we would love to see you in our future challenges
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Heike said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful fun fold card.
Thank you for joining us at My Bestie Aussie Challenge \
Good Luck
Rose DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely fun card, lovely image
Thank you for joining us
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Pamela said...

Another lovely card and the image and papers are perfect for your friend.
CD Sunday Plus DT.

ahlers5 said...

I finally caught up. Great design on this card.

Sheryl said...

What a cheerful card!
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the The My Besties Aussies Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Jocelyn said...

What a great, fun card. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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Helen said...

A great, colourful card - love the fold you've used.

Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers.

Helen x

MeSi said...

I love the colorfullnes! Thank you for joining The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!

Merja DT

Seafield Jo said...

What a great card. Perfect choice of image and backing papers to personalise it.
I've always wanted to go to Vegas - just to experience it really - not to loose a load of money!!!
Thanks for joining us again.
CD Sunday Plus DT

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card ..lovely layout .
Thank you for joining us at My Bestie Aussie Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Lidia R. said...

Hola amiga! Tu tarjeta es muy bonita !!!
Gracias por acompañarnos en los retos de My Besties Spanish este mes.
Que tengas una semana muy bendecida.
Lidia R. Dt Coordinator at

Marina said...

A fabulously different take on our challenge and what a fun themed card! Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational.

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

nice card
Thank you for joining our challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
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Claudia's kaartjes said...

Wonderful creation. Thanks for entering you card at Girlz Rebel Challenge
Das een hele mooie creatie. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Girlz Rebel Challenge
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