Monday, December 28, 2009

Sláinte! Happy Birthday!

My husband's birthday is this week so today I was busily trying to come up with a card. (It would be a travesty to actually BUY A CARD!) He loves Guiness Stout so I thought this image from Digi Sparkle would work perfectly. Since I was mojo challenged, I surfed around to find a good sketch challenge that motivated me. I found it with The Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge #47.

I colored the glass with my prismacolor pencils with OMS and highlighted the details on the glass with a gold glitter pen. After numerous tries, this one was the best but I am still not completely happy with the color. I used liquid applique on the foam and then covered the glass with crystal effects. You can't really see it here, but IRL the glass is shiny.

The inside has an Irish toast that I found on the internet:

I have known many and liked not a few.
But loved only one and this toast is to you.


Challenges this card is entered in:
The Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge 47
Charisma Cardz Challenge - anything, but Christmas
Crafty Creations - No Rules
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - A Time for Celebration
Lots To Do - Free Theme
PolkaDoodle - Free Theme
Rosie-Dee's Challenge - Free Choice

What do you think?

Guiness image from Digi Sparkle "Beer Selection"
CTMH Magic Moments designer paper
CTMH Cocoa, Sunflower, & Indian corn blue card stock
Card Base Stampin' Up white card stock
Image printed on Georgia Pacific white card stock
Prismacolor pencils & OMS
Liquid applique
Crystal Effects
Ranger Distress Inks - tea dye
Stampin' Up Chocolate chip ink
CTMH twill ribbon and clip
CTMH distressing tool
Sentiments - computer generated


Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - this is a great "manly" card! Love the coloring you did - I think it's perfect!!! The foam on top is awesome as well :)
Your hubby will LOVE it!!!

Unknown said...

I agree with the above comment. How many guys would LOVE this card?! MY hubby would love it LOL. Thanks for creating with us at TPE this week.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super masculine card. I bet your husband will love it.

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this lovely card!!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Tegan said...

Hi + Happy Holidays :)

I think the foam looks great - makes this card really unique. Great masculine card. I always have trouble with them.

Vicki said...

Cheryl, you did an awesome job with this card! And I love the toast! Happy Birthday to hubby! Blessings to you both!

Unknown said...

This is a great card

Thanks for taking part in my challenge and joining us at Charisma this week

Jan x

Anonymous said...

Love the foam!

Donna said...

Fantastic card and just perfect for our celebration theme, I love the pint of beer, the froth looks almost real! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Ellibelle said...

What a great card. I love that digi, the distressing looks great.

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Cute it's finally allowing me to leave a comment. you know I tried several times. A little late but all of your cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing, awesome work, Scrap It Girl

Stef H said...

i absolutely love it!


Tracey said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :) I love this card & I'm sure your hubby will too.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!


Micki said...

Man, I so have to find my bottle of liquid Applique. And your coloring with the pencils is awesome. I can never get the highlight quite right. This truly is a perfect Man card. Actually, it's perfect Girl card too, lol.

Anonymous said...

Awesome guy card! Love it! rita w

Annie said...

Great manly card and the froth is so realistic. Brilliant stuff.
Thanks for doing such a great job with one of our sketches this week at The Pink Elephant. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Ann xxx

brenda said...

Hello Cherl

Brilliant male card, the shading and distressing works realy well with the image.

Thank you for sharing with us at Rosie D's and Polkadoodles.

B x

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Rosie-D's challenge! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

sam21ski said...

WOW Cheryl it's fab - hope he appreciates it

Thanks for joining us over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxxx

Cheri said...

I love everything about your card...paper selection, coloring&foam, and esp. the sentiment inside. The inside is always the hardest part IMHO, and you found the perfect thing to put in to it.

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty card. The image is adorable and the paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge and don't forget our new challenge starts on 4th Jan!. Hugs, Denise x

Gina Lindsay said...

Perfect card for a man! Love the foam on top!

Elaine. said...

Great card for a male! Love the colors and the foam. Like to see the male cards, since I make so many for the female side!

Unknown said...

I LOVE that digi you used! I'm a huge Guinness and Ireland fan myself, so of course I loved this card! Great job! I'm sure your hubby loved it! ~Jacqueline @ Scraps of Life

Carrie said...

This is a wonderful masculine card. I struggle with man cards but I love all the elements of yours, the color combo and the foam on the beer is perfect.

Shannon said...

I think the card is FABULOUS Cheryl! Absolutely perfect!

Sally said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining in our Birthday Celebration Blog Hop at Charisma Cardz. Happy New Year

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful card!! Love the distressing!! Great job with this weeks challenge!! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!!


Unknown said...

Cheers to a fab card!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's.

Hope to see you again soon.