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4/16/2014

Impression Obsession Birthday for a Special Fella

Hi there and thanks for joining me this afternoon. A very special fella in my life celebrated a big milestone birthday yesterday (70) and here's the card I made for him. (he likes trucks, and has been trying to get me to buy this stamp every where that we saw it. I couldn't tell him we already had it, as I had intended it for his birthday card. Well, I had another card that I was going to use if this one didn't get finished in time).


- Impression Obsessions image, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with copics on a snippet of Xpress paper. The chrome on the truck has silver Spica pen & silver Wof Stella over it. The rusty places on the truck were covered with E41 and do look a little 'rusty' IRL, but not showing well in the photo.

- Grass is cut from snippets of different greens (3 layers) - using Impression Obsession dies - and the front bit where the different colors show, is from overspray waste paper. I liked the patterns that were created and thought this looks like some of the dried grass we see in our area during the fall, when the grass is dying off. If you look closely, to the left side - you'll see where there is a branch image from some overspray.

- die cut main image using MFT pierced rectangle. Mat is a black snippet.

- S/B lattice die trim from snippet of orange, as was the Elizabeth Craft sentiment. Outlined the letters with a black spica pen.

- Background was created by using liquid pearls in mint green and gold, just blobbing it on the paper, twisting into the blobs with a piece of plastic wrap. This created some texture, then let that dry. Used DI Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Shabby Shutters and Spice Marmalade to sponge on more color to the dried Liquid Pearls, spritzed with water. I had seen a Youtube by Cropstop showing this technique, and it looked interesting so I tried it. Quite liked the effect. Didn't keep the link, so you may be able to find it by searching Youtube for Cropstop, Liquid Pearls. I was just browsing and stumbled on it.

Hope your day is going well. We have some outside chores to try to do today, plus a repairman to wait upon. Yesterday was rainy but warmer than today's sunshine & cooler temps. At least we didn't get snow as some of our northern states did. Thanks again for joining me, and I'll do my best to get around to visit as soon as I can. Life is just rather busy at the moment; I expect it is for you as well. Hugs

39 comments:

jimlynn said...

Happy Birthday (belated) to your "fella" Mary! I know he loved this card too. Fabulous coloring on the truck and love the whole scene/image. Beautiful background it's mounted on too!
Have a great day.
Lynn

Irene said...

Hello Mary, your card is wonderful, gorgeous, stunning, it must have taken ages to make with such a lot of wonderful detail. Your colouring is amazing and beautiful. What a brilliant surprise for your "special fella"
luv
irene
xxxx

Pippa said...

Great card Mary, I am sure it was appreciated too x

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby for yesterday .
His card is fantastic, really like the image, beautifully coloured and the great design.
Hugs

Patricia xx

Sarah said...

I'm sure he loved it MAry!! What a fab stamp featuring a great truck, and fabulous authentic colours too xx

Christine Harrop said...

Great card with a great image Mary, and I'm sure it will be treasured! Belated birthday greetings! Hugs Christine xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous image and wonderful colours. Happy Birthday to the special man.

Kath x

Redanne said...

I absolutely love your card, that image of the truck is fabulous and the colouring is superb! I bet hubby loved his very special card for his milestone birthday. Hugs, Anne x

Benzi said...

What a wonderful "hubby" card, especially for one that likes trucks. The rusty parts look great and I really like your background. I bet he loved it and was surprised as he probably guessed you never bought the stamp.

We had to cover plants last night. Ugh! I think that will be the last time, though.

Diane said...

Wonderful image and masculine card design Mary.

Hugs Diane

crafty-stamper said...

Fantastic card love the backgrounds you made and brilliant image -Happy birthday to your special fella-my hubby was 65 last Sunday
carol x

Donna Ellis said...

Mary, you've really done it! A gorgeous card, but especially, I love how you incorporated those lively colors into a masculine style card! The setting makes it pretty enough to be framed for sure! Wonderful card, Mary! hugs, de

Hazel said...

Firstly many happy returns to your special man. What a fab card you made for him, he will have loved it seeing how he liked that stamp. Hazel xx

Bonnie said...

What wonderful coloring, Mary! I think this will or did make your special someone very happy! Love that truck!!!

Lisa said...

I hope he had a wonderful birthday!! Wow, what a gorgeous card!! I love the image!! It's colored so beautifully!! The background is fabulous!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JD/ Jill said...

What a great card! He had to have loved this card! Great coloring and design. Thank you for the nice comments on my blog...and you are right...I have made it past two big hurdles...one more to go...I feel more confident now that there will be a happy ending.

Irish Cherokee said...

Bust my britches and pass the jug, it's selly brasion time.Put th' key in th' ignition an see if she runs. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and good LORD that's one fine truck attached to that card. LOL Absolutely a beautiful card for that hubby of yorn.

Carol L said...

I assume that special fella is your hubby, and I'm betting he loved this card! I'm going to be 70 this year too, and we old timers seem to love those good ole trucks! Great coloring and design! Wish him a happy BD for me!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a fantastic masculine birthday card !!! I am in love with the technique and colors !!! Happy Birthday to the lucky man receiving this perfect card !!!

Hugs,
Mayra

Patti J said...

How much fun! Bet you really surprised him with this great card! I love that truck, too! We actually had one loke that years ago! Happy Birthday to your wonderful man! Hugs...

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Birthday to Joe!! I think his card is fantastic, Mary, and it was so sweet of you to hide the stamp and surprise him with his card! You two kids are so inspirational!! Happy Easter - again! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

That is one fabulous vintage truck! I know a fellow who would love this image too!!!!

You have done a wonderful job creating your background papers and colouring that fabulous image!
Bet he loved it and will treasure it always!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!! I am sure that special someone will love it

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the background Mary, thanks for the explanation. What a great image for the hubby - I'm sure he must have loved it! Your coloring is fabulous. Love the rust!

Brenda said...

Wow Momma Mary, this is one fabulous masculine card!! I am so loving how you did that pearl background-never saw the liquid pearls used that way but I can say that I am loving it!! That truck is awesome and I so love the scene with it. This is a stamp that I would have bought too and I love how hubby wanted you to buy it but you were sneaky and already had it. lol Love it!! This is a very special card indeed! Happy, Happy to that fella of yours! Hugs

Sheila H said...

Super great card, Mary. You always wow me with techniques. I know your hubby loved it. Such a sweet surprise for him :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design for a 70 year old man ! Beautiful colours, love the truck :) Have a wonderful Easter weekend, Shirleyx

Pat said...

What a great card for your fella Mary, I love the truck and the colours you have used work beautifully, and a clever use of Liquid Pearls too. The Lattice Die and the sentiment in matching card bring the whole thing together wonderfully. I'm sure your OH must have loved this beautiful card. Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter Mary. x

Gail said...

Oh, I bet he LOVED this!
That is a great stamp!
wonderful job!

Tina Campbell said...

Wow what a really cute cards, you did a fantastic job coloring it. I betcha he just loved receiving that card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! I'm sure hubby had a wonderful day. That is cute that he kept wanting you to buy this stamp. I love the layers you added in there. It was a clever idea to used patterned paper for the grasses. That really worked.

Petra Swart said...

That is one stunning truck, Mary, and coloured so beautifully!! I can imagine that it must look so lovely IRL!! Lots of lovely detail on this card to appreciate!! He must have loved receiving this card!!
Hugz

Karen Petitt said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your Mistah H hun!
Love the stamp! Beautifully coloured Mary and a fabulous card. Have a Happy Easter Karen x

Sandy said...

Boo Bear! You have done the best job coloring that truck! Wonderful birthday card for you husband!! This is my 70th year too!!!!
Sandy xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

I love this card! I had always told myself that I was going to own an old turquoise truck by the time I was 50. Well, that milestone has come and gone. I did manage to buy myself a very cute turquoise truck that is on my bookshelf!

I can see why your husband loved his card!

Hugs,
Kay

Asha said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Joe.... he sounds like a wonderful life-partner. You are so blessed and you quite a lucky "fella" himself to receive this fantastic card. So many great details here! I wish you both many many years of happiness together.
hugs, Asha

Karen B said...

Amazing card Mary - bet he absolutely loved it. Happy (belated) birthday to Joe.

Karen x

Faith A said...

Love everything about it :) HOpe he had a great birthday.

Mine is 71 today :)

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