Saturday, November 5, 2022

Eighteen Candles Birthday

Hey there, hope all is well with you.
Today I'm sharing a card I made for my youngest nephew who has turned 18.
Supplies Used:
White and Navy card stocks
Sheet music printed out on gold parchment
Stencils and Versamark and Distress inks
White embossing powder
The Paper Shelter digis The Saxophonist and A Curious Cake
Marquis scrapbook sticker with alpha stamping
Hero Arts and Quickutz stamps and Versafine Clair ink
Promarkers, gel pens and glitter paint pens for coloring
The saxophonist digi is pre-colored, but I did color ON it with a blue Promarker (the jeans, hat and glasses). I colored the cake and the marquis completely with Promarkers. I wore my eye patch and also my special glasses with magnifying lens and a light. I looked absolutely ridiculous but it really helped!
I chose this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design, resizing to A9 size.
Here are the stencils I used: a 7x7 Crafters Companion Sheena Graphic Equalizer stencil (stenciled with Salty Ocean Distress ink) and a really old red fireworks stencil from Oriental Trading (stenciled with Versamark ink and white-embossed).
And a little doodling with the glitter paint pens (midnight blue and gold).
 After stenciling and heat-embossing, I stippled some Tumbled Glass Distress inks all over the sheet music and on the edges. I doodled on the big fireworks and then doodled little ones here and there. I also scribbled along the edge of the sheet with the glitter paint pen. After adhering the candle border along the left edge, I coated the flames gold with glitter paint pen.
Inside, a computer-generated sentiment I composed in PSE.
At this angle, the glittery shine of the fireworks really shows.
Close-up of the Versamark-stenciled, white heat-embossed fireworks doodled on with glitter paint pens.
Close-up of the cake digi, colored with Promarkers, gel pens and glitter paint pens.
Close-up of the candle border, made with a border punch, white card stock, and a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with Versafine Clair ink.
And a final view of the back with the front.
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And it's time again to share some food for Rain's Art & Dinner Date!
We had some yummy Easy No-Bake Southern Banana Pudding for our desserts this past week. 
Well, that's all from me for now. Thanks for hanging in with this photo-laden post and for your visit. Good weekend wishes for all, XOX
I've use TPS images A Curious Cake and The Saxophonist
I stenciled and stamped some on the front background music and the back
Sheet Music, marquis and border letters


Jane Savage said...

This looks amazing! Such a great card!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things! xxx

Donna Ellis said...

Yummy! A banana pudding! I'm there! giggle... The last of the "children" in the family now grown into adulthood! That's always a milestone, and so is your fun card! I love what you accomplished with the stencils, Aimes. I would never have thought of covering music with patterns like that! I'm going to try it! You always have so much thought involved in your masterpieces! So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Donna Walls said...

Great card and I'm certain your nephew was delighted with it. I especially love the coloring and stencil work. Now, that Banana Puddin' really brings back memories of my childhood. This was the dessert my mother made for every church potluck, family get-together and one of my all time fvorites! Thanks for linking up at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
Donna xx

Diane said...

Gosh girl, YOU are always so dang creative, this is absolutely awesome!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun (cool stencils)!!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Crafty KJ said...

Wow, this is just stunning! Love the shading you've added to the image and your colouring of the cake is fab! The stencilled fireworks are just gorgeous and that candle border is awesome! A really great male card and I love it! Thaks so much for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

craftytrog said...

Great card for a young man! x

Bonnie Lynn said...

What an awesome card Aimeslee!! Your nephew is going to love it. Great way to use those stencils. They really add dimension. Thanks for the close ups for the detail. Have a fabulous Sunday!!

Jan Mahew said...

Very festive background, Aimeslee! Perfect to Jazz up the Sax and Birthday Wishes. Thank you for sharing your FUN and jazzy card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

My name is Erika. said...

What a fun card for your nephew Aimeslee. I like the fireworks and the way they line up with sax. Thanks for joining us at TIOT. And your banana pudding looks yummy. I can't say I've ever had it; it's not a big choice up here in the north. Why, I don't know since bananas are found all over the country. Happy new week to you. hugs-Erika

The Crafty Den said...

What a fantastic card for your nephew; I'm sure he loved it. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. So many great details on the background too. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

You knocked this out of the park. Your stencil work is outstanding. I thought it was Designer paper. I think the fireworks is perfect for a birthday.

Rain said...

Banana pudding!!! Yum yum yum!!! Your card is adorable! ♥

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous, I'm sure your Nephew will love it. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

Tone K. said...

So cool and funny! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Let`s Craft and Create :) Hope to see you again next time :)

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

nice card
Thank you for joining our challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
DT mixed media lovers

Sharon Caudle said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Art Impressions!

SarahR said...

As always, Aimeslee, your card is fabulous - that image is just so much fun! Love the stencils as well! Your dessert looks scrummy - made me feel hungry (not good at 8.20am which is when I'm doing my commenting rounds!).

Thanks for joining in with us this time at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Sarah - DT

Creaine said...

So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
Blogowner: Ine

Helma said...

So beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge of Mixed Media Lovers. Greetings Helma DT

marlies said...

What a great card! So glad you joined Mixed Media Lovers!!!
DT, Marlies

Joan said...

Fab card, bet your nephew loved it

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


Andree said...

A fabulous card. Lovely stencilling on the music background paper. Wonderful images and touches of sparkle.
Thank you for joining in with our November challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Mrs.B said...

Your nephew will absolutely love this, it's a great image and the background looks fabulous - lots of sparkle too.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril xx

Julie B said...

The doodled fireworks add a really celebratory feel to your nephew's 18th birthday card. Thanks for sharing at HLS Birthday. :)

Pat K said...

Fabulous card. Love the fun image and your mix of blues. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

BoΕΌenA said...

This is a really special card. Hand drawn fireworks look amazing.
Thanks for joining our challenge at HLS Birthday.
Bozena DT HLS Birthday