Saturday, September 17, 2022

Strike a Birthday Pose!

 Hello there! Hope everyone is well.
I've a beachy birthday card to share today.
I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch, stretched to A9 size, for its horizontal lines because I made my background mats front and back with torn paper strips. But then I added my card front images on top, so not a strict adherence to the sketch this time.
Here are the torn paper strips layered on the front and back card mats. Good use of paper scraps!
Recollections card base, edge-distressed kraft card base layer and torn image mats heat-embossed with sand embossing powder at the bottoms. The Gecko Galz ladies are from the By the Sea and Bathing Beauties collage sheets, all ink-distressed edges with chalk ink. The sentiment was created by me in PSE. I added some punched fishies, star sequins and sea life Whimsy die cuts colored with Smooch inks. I also added a piece of ribbon along one of the lower strips that has a bit of shimmer in the threads.
Inside, Clearly Besotted and Stampendous sentiments, stamped with Majestic Blue Versafine ink.
The back of the card with a stamped and punched siggie.

A couple of close-ups to show the edge-distressing, torn edges, sand embossing and star sequins and sea life dies.
And final view. Thanks for visiting! XOX

I've used Gecko Galz digital collage sheet images   
Water, Women
I used the horizontal lines and their colors, plus the cool drink


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Aimes hun, this is strikingly beautiful. You nailed the nautical theme and the sketch. Such a lovely piece of artwork! ❤️ Bethie

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge good luck Ginny DT
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Linda Mc Enery said...

Super clever way to use up your paper scraps. These vintage ladies are gorgeous. Another wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Shelter!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

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Pamela said...

The torn strips are the perfect background for your main images.
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I absolutely love the vintage feel on this Aimes. What wonderful and beautiful work. Sorry to have been awol for so long, too much going on this end. I hope to be back to normal soooooon? I hope you're better and Arfur has taken a hike?
Faith x

Ilonka said...

So beautiful your card. Thank you for sharing at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

Jane said...

Love the vintage Vibes on this one. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday,hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Diane said...

Fabulously fun vintage images!! Thanks so much for joining our fun at The Sisterhood!
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My name is Erika. said...

I am finally getting around to doing some catch ups. We were away until the 17th, and you would think I could have been caught up by now. I have read your posts when they show up in my mail, but I can't answer in my mail, so anyhow here I am-smile. These are amazing vintage images, and I like how you created the frame for each, and then used them on your card. It reminds me of summer. Hope all is well. hugs-Erika

Jane.D said...

Great take on the moodboard, love the seaside theme! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you in future challenges too. Take care and keep crafting!

Nonni said...

Beautiful shabby chic card. I love all the details and the fun sea holiday theme! Thank you for joining us at AAA Birthday!