Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bathing Beauty Birthday Card & New SVG Set

I used two of the shells from my new SVG set (available HERE) when I created a birthday card for my BFF Sue.  So Sue, if you are reading this STOP now!  Everyone else, keep reading to see the card I made using the wonderfully vintage "Bathing Beauties" stamp set from TJ Designs that I blogged about HERE  (and yup, I did get that "By the Sea" set!).
Lots of layers and details on this card.  Here are the highlights:
  • The base papers are from Graphic 45's "On the Boardwalk".  LOVE this paper set and it went perfect with the TJ Designs stamps. 
  •  I stamped the bathing beauty image on LeBlanche Specialty Stamping Paper using Jet Black Archival Ink.  I then used my new Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color the image.  The water pen allowed me to softly add in the sky and sand.  Over the dress and hats of the ladies I added touches of Stickles.  The image was then matted with black cardstock.
  •  I cut two shells from colored cardstock using SCAL, my Cricut and the new SVG file shown above.  I glued the layers together and used Distress Inks and the water pen to shade.  Then I added Stickles here and there to make them glisten.
  • The rosette was created from the same paper as the base and distressed.  I stamped the label on the Specialty Stamping paper, punched it out using a scalloped punch and colored the "roping" with Distress Markers. Stickles were then added to that "rope" and the scalloped edges.
  • Film Strip Ribbon and black fabric ribbon were added.  The sentiments were stamped on file folder scraps. The "Cheers" tag had some Distress Ink added to it and I used a little bit of glue to hold the black cord to the film strip.
This card is entered into the following Challenges:


14 comments:

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card! Love this beachy theme! And the die cuts look amazing. All those layers creates so much dimension. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

Lynn D. said...

Love the vintage look! Pretty!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely!

Lucy x

PaulaJ said...

such an adorable card. I'm sure your friend will love it!

Barb F said...

this is just darling!!!

Paper Squirrel said...

Gorgeous! Love the shells and the new stamp set!

Sharon said...

Fantastic - love the images and a great background!

Rose Petal said...

Hi. Great card, full of colours and texture. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Tina Campbell said...

Sweet card and I too love the beachy feel to it,

sari said...

Wow! What a beautiful and lovely card! Love the colors and pretty details! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

Sanna Saksija said...

That's very nice, all the pieces so cleverly combined. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

TRACEY MO said...

This is so cool love that beach image of the ladies & great shells to.

Thanks for joining us at Lexi Creations

Tracey DT

Krisha said...

Great card, love the bathing beauties!

SuzanneK said...

Fab stamp and great attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with us at LIIU, Hope to see you for our next challenge at our new blog. Hugz Suzanne