Friday, March 12, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #142: Happy Birthday!

Welcome to my Blogger's Challenge for this week!  Our challenge was very appropriate as it will be our List Mom, Lisa's birthday on Monday!!!  Happy Birthday, Lisa!!! 

My card today isn't her birthday card, however...I'll save that until after she receives it in the mail. My card today instead was created for my brother and my brother-in-law.  Since these guys never see each other and have birthdays just 5 days apart, they usually get identical cards.  I'm also fairly confident that they don't check out my stamping blog!

I began my card by stamping the medallion with my Whisper White Craft ink onto the Close to Cocoa cardstock and allowed lots of time for that to dry and set.  Then, I inked the medallion with Chocolate Chip ink and slightly offset the image atop the original. The rest of the card is self-explanatory.

Thanks for checking out my blog and please check out the other birthday wishes for Lisa out there!

22 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty...love the feel of movement...and the colors are wonderful...very vinage looking! {SMILES}

Tami Black said...

Love this! I think this is a great technique for this set too. Definitely looks masculine, but is also pretty enough that I think any woman would enjoy it as well!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage Birthday card! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Robin Merriman said...

Oooh, nice job Lisa! Love the updated vintage feel!

Patti Chesky said...

Lisa, these are awesome. The brothers are going to love their cards.

GCgirl said...

Very striking...love the colors and double image!

Rachel Hope said...

Bold and beautiful!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the medallion stamp- such a pretty card! TFS

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty card, great masculine card for men!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. I love how the colors over lap each other. Great visual appeal.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I just love the way that you used the Medallion background Lisa! Beautifully done! :D

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a cool technique and your card turned out great!! I am sure your brother and brother-in-law will love them!!

njburk said...

Love how your 2step of this great stamp turned out!

tonistamps said...

I just love the Medallion with browns Lisa...very classy. And this is a great technique!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous,a nd your medallion is wondeful!

Lori said...

Great masculine card, Lisa! The medallion image worked great with that technique.

Selene Kempton said...

Clean simple and gorgeous, I love the vintage style to this.

Connie Paxman said...

A unique card and unique technique...I love the color combo..
I will have to try this one.
connie paxman

Margaret Raburn said...

What a great look this technique gives to your card! Love this idea and must try it soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hey GF, sorry I'm so late. I luv what you did with the offset on the medallion...very cool! hugz

Chrissy D said...

I love the color effect on this - Beautiful, Lisa!

Barbara said...

Another fabulous idea with this great stamp....thank you!