Thursday, January 5, 2023

Artsy Surreal Birthday

Happy Thursday and I hope your week has gone well. I'm sharing a very colorful card today for a friend from high school that I reconnected with last year. I discovered she's quite the artist when she sent me me a beautifully water colored winter landscape Christmas card! So, I made this Salvador Dali-inspired birthday card for her.
Supplies Used:
Chatterbox, KI Memories, SU and Springhill Digital card stocks
Mirtillamente Craft Shop Salvador digital image
Melting Clock free domain image from Internet (inside)
Poppystamps/Memory Box Large Ringlets die
Stamplorations flat sequins
I used this Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout design.
I created 2 rectangles in PSE and framed them in black, then sized Salvador inside one of them. Inside the other one, I created the sentiment using an unusual font I have. I chose to keep them black and white to play off the black background of the abstract circles digital paper, but still be center stage. I added an orange  ringlets die cut underneath the images on the pink card layer to add some interest. Lastly, I added some white flat sequins here and there to accent the white focals. I would have liked bigger ones but these were the largest I had. I do have some sequin dies a bit larger I could have cut from white glossy card, now that I think about it. Oh well... 😏
Inside the card, me trying to be funny. 😆 I found the melting clock image online and added it to my computer created framed sentiment.
The back, with card stock and a colored siggie.
One last look.
Just to let you know, some of these birthday card posts have been scheduled in advance as much of our free time for the present is being spent helping an extended family member who is ill but on the mend. So I'm behind in visiting your blogs, but please know I will catch up as soon as I can. 
Thanks for the visit and good weekend wishes to all!



Vicki said...

So cute, Aimslee! All of the bright rainbow colors and fun sentiment make this card a real winner. Thanks for sharing at the Colorful Options January Color Challenge.

Makira said...

WOW! Aimslee, this is such a FANTASTIC card. I love the Salvador Dali inspiration. Your inside is as clever as the outside. Thank you for sharing with us at the Colorful Options Challenge. Cheers, Makira

Donna Parrott said...

What a great project! Thanks for joining in with a Polkadoodles Challenge. Donna (DT)

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh my goodness!!! This is so hilarious!! Hubby would love this kind of card plus my brother/sister in law. Going to have to get it. Where did you get the outside & inside sayings? This is just priceless!!

Donna Phelan said...

Loving your beautiful and FUN colorful background, it really POPS! Creative images, perfect to celebrate your long time friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, as we celebrate Darlene and Diane for the past 7 years with the Happy Birthday Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

How lovely to reconnect with a friend. Your card is delightful with the bright coloured Bokeh paper. Cheers girlfriend!

Darlene said...

OMG what a fun, bright & happy creation! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Donna Ellis said...

Look what a mustache! That is one fun card, Miss Aimes! LOVING the melted clock. Who would EVER have thought of making one of those? So cute! Your friend is going to love the amount of effort - not only for Dali and her artistry, but with all the colors! It's fantastic! hugs, de

Tristan said...

Love how bright and fun your card is Aimeslee. That sentiment is awesome. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday.

Alyson Mayo said...

Very Salvador Dali-ish! Love the multi-coloured dots around the black and white image - great work!

craftytrog said...

This is such a fun card!

Jane.D said...

What a happy and cheerful card! The Salvador Dali inspiration, the vibrant colours and that mustache, I love it! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you in future challenges too. Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

My name is Erika. said...

This card is lots of fun. That is a great image of Dali. Those polka dots are the perfect background with those bright colors. I like this. And that quote made me laugh. Birthdays are surreal, aren't they? hugs-Erika

Chana Malkah said...

The card is so colorful! Looking at it just makes you smile! Very nicely crafted! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!

ahlers5 said...

I absolutely love the background on this card. Great colors and pattern.

Kati said...

OMG, what a fun card - I just love it!! Sooo vibrant and the guy with his mustache - love it (did I already say I love this card?)!
Thank you so much for joining the AAA Birthday Challenge and I really do hope to see one of your cards again at one of the upcoming challenges!

Sabina said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.
Sabina DT

Helen said...

A great colourful design and I love that sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at A Place to Start.

Helen x

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Aimeslee. Love the bright colours.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes plus the option of Black and White Challenge #191 at Let's Craft and Create for January 2023.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
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