January 30, 2009

Bloggers Challenge....They Say It's Your Birthday!



It's Friday, time for another Bloggers Challenge! This week our theme is Birthday - fitting for me - as we just celebrated Jim's 15th Birthday yesterday. If you scroll down you'll see the card I did create for him - but since the sentiment was stamped on the inside, I thought I'd create another one fitting the theme.


I just received some new items I ordered from the Spring Summer Catalog - one of the items I couldn't wait to use was the Stampin' Up! exclusive Texturz Plates, which I've used on both of my cards today. I'll be sharing more new products with you in some posts next week - so be sure to check back! Since I was in the midst of cleaning my studio, I grabbed the Baroque Motifs and Dreams Du Jour sets that were still sitting out. Because I knew I couldn't stamp over the Texturz embossed image, I stamped my images first in black ink - let dry completely so my ink wouldn't smear, then placed my card stock ink side down onto my Texturz plate and ran it through my Big Shot. I added my butterflies with dimensionals - slightly curling the edges once in place to give them a bit more dimension.

This image from the Cornish Heritage Farms Rummage Bin Collection has got to be one of my favorite "boy" images. And although he may have turned 15, his still my boy..... Here's Jim's Birthday Card.




The main image is stamped in Black Archival - to add color I used the Pierced Spotlight Technique from the Feb. TJNL - my piercing tool of choice was my Pick a Petal Brass Template - it contains just the right size piercing circle. The Diamonds on my background were created with the Texturz Plate - then using the CuttleBug Highlights Technique I simply added my Bordering Blue Ink which gives color to the embossed highlighted areas of the Texturz plates.

Details:
Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms - Rummage Bin, SU Baroque Motifs, Dreams Du Jour, On Your Birthday
Ink - Black, Markers
Card Stock - Black, White, Bordering Blue
Other - Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Piercing Tool, Pick a Petal Brass Template, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!



29 comments :

Kerry D-C said...

WOW! 2 SPLENDIFEROUS cards!!! Love the elegance of the top one! And the image in the 2nd one is YUMMY!

Dianne K. said...

Gorgeous cards! I particularly love the look of black and white together and yours is just SO perfect!

grammy said...

Thank you for an extraordinary idea. It can be used in so many ways.

njburk said...

Lisa--can it be I'm the first to comment on your BC birthday card???!!!

I LOVE IT---that's one of my favorite background stamps--definately need to bring it back out.

Yours is so delicate--looks like the butterflies have just come in for a quick landing before they fly away again---wish it were Spring!
Nola

Regina Cornelius said...

great cards!! my texture plates come next tuesday....i can't wait to play either! i will have to try the stamping and then texturizing...thanks for the inspiration!!!

Rachel Hope said...

The black and white one is sooo striking! and that boy...awww, so sweet!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Lisa
Your card is just awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

Dianne Q Adams said...

Both cards are great but I love the black and white with the textured background. It's just beautiful.

Shar said...

Very elegant!

Jan said...

this is beautiful, Lisa! I have been stressing over an appropriate b-day card for my Dad who will be 86 on Tuesday....meaning that I have GOT to get that card in the mail today! And I am sure that he would love this...the B&W theme is so dramatic and I just love that look! A few well placed butterflies always brighten things up....you are an inspiration as always! Jan Hoyt www.janhoyt.stampinup.net
www.inkerzaway.blogspot.com

Kristen said...

WOW!!!! Both are gorgeous!

Connie said...

Wonderful cards as usual! Love the butterflies on Baroque Motifs!

Ida P. Krause said...

Great cards. The embossing texture plate looks fabulous with the stamp you used and the b/w color combo is fantastic. Cute card you did for your son's birthday.

Julie said...

Your card is stunning. So elegant. I just love it!

Beth said...

Gorgeous cards Lisa my favorite is the Baroque butterflies they look like they are ready to take flight.

Basement Stamper said...

Lisa, the butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous. It reminds me of the butterfly from Botanicals. I loved that set. The little boy card is cute too, perfect card for the birthday boy!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

You've made two terrific card Lisa! I just love the elegance of the black and white one! So pretty! :D

Connie Paxman said...

Ahhhhhh..boys will be boys..love that stamp. I really love the elegance of white and black and the texture plate.
Awesome job on all the cards.
connie paxman

Lori said...

Beautiful cards, Lisa! I love the elegant look of the black and white card.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Pure fantastical genius Lisa.

Both cards though each with a different feel show your soul deep within each creation.

Thanks for sharing. - Jean

Lisa Bohler said...

Two fantastic cards! I especially love the elegant look that the black and white gives. Happy birthday to Jim!!!

Debby said...

What Kerry D-C said.

amycara said...

Only you could make a b&w card so stunning! LOVE it! Thanks for the "stamp first, texture second" tip. I can't wait to try my plates!!

Sheryl said...

Great cards. The one is so elegant! Love the little boy stamp too (of course!).

MJ said...

Wow, love the butterfly one. So pretty. I can't believe how fast these stinkin kids are growing! I bet he loved his card, that image is too cute.

Marcia P said...

That black and white card is my fave ... wow! Gorgeous cards.

:) Marcia

Robin Merriman said...

Love these cards! The first one is my fav - it's just so elegant!
Happy birthday, Jim! Enjoy your weekend!

StampingSelene said...

Wow Girl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the black and white card. How beautiful yet simple! Rock on girl!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful Lisa! I do not know how you keep up with everything you do! Both of these are wonderful! TFS!

 
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