Saturday, January 16, 2010

Happy 40th Birthday Shawn

Hi - It is our oldest son's Birthday on January 19 and I can't believe he will be 40!
How in the world did that happen????
I am still not sure how to make 'men', grown up cards with my Magnolia's but I have tried once again to do so with dear 'Bartender Edwin' #124. I thought to 'Celebrate' this special occasion I would use this stamp. All my stamps are bought from Diana - please click on her link in the upper right hand corner to order.

As you see it is a rather plain card. I have used Bazzil Basics in brown for the card stock and Basic Grey's 'Origins Collection Pack' for the DP. I stamped Edwin with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Prism card stock and coloured him with Copics. I cut him with my Coluzzel second largest oval and then the Bazzil again with the largest one. I added some yellow baubles and also used Crystal Lacquer on the glasses. I coloured his belt buckle and the tray with my Silver and Gold Atyou Spica pens which I also purchased from Diana.

On the inside left of the card I simply used the same DP to which I added a strip of the Bazzil. Because I was able to buy a package of Basic Grey this time - which included letters - I used the co-ordinating colours to spell 'Happy 40th'.

The inside right side is a simple cut of the Coluzzle again in the same two sizes and a sentiment from 'My Favourite Things'. I also stamped, coloured and cut out the 'Wine bucket #1404, from Diana. I put Crystal Lacquer onto the bottles here also, as well as more Silver Atyou Pen onto the bucket. I attached this image with pop dots.

Here are the Copics I used:

Sorry I see the light was shining on one of the markers - that one is R30.
I would like to wish my wonderful, thoughtful, hardworking, great father, wonderful husband of a son; a Marvelous Happy Fortieth Birthday :o)
Hope to see you soon with a pretty card. I am looking at all of your GREAT BLOGS and most beautiful work and am quite unsure I can make anything quite so pretty but sure want to try.....
Love Candy


Suzanne J Dean said...

Ah Candy--this is perfect for a man's 40th, how wonderful! Love the colors and fun champagne bucket inside & Edwin is super handsome!


Shawn said...

What a great "male" card, so hard to make. I think Bartender/waiter Edwin is perfect. Love the inner shiny wine bottles. Great job!
hugs, Diana

Jacque said...

Candy, this is really cute and you have used this Edwin in such a delightful way....your coloring is just wonderful and I love those papers!!! Great job!!! Hugs..Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

What an awesome Birthday ard for your son, Candy! The perfect image and the perfect sentiment! Great job, hun!! hugs!

Teri said...

Candy, I love it!!! Perfect for a the colors you chose and Edwin is so cute!!!!!

Only By His Grace said...

Terrific card Candy.
The colours look so good.
Perfect for a man.
I love how you used the glaze for the glasses and the bottles. it gives it a realistic look. super idea.
Hugs Marion

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Hi Candy ! you did great your son is gonna love it! I like your coloring and what stands out and its very clever i might add is his belt ans the champagne glasses that he is carrying. Great job!RubyM:)

Nancy said...

What a great birthday card for your son Candy!Love the Edwin that you have selected and you have colored him perfectly! Great touches with the glaze on the glasses and the bottles.

Angelwood said...

Hi Candy, this is a wonderful card. Your son will love it. Coloring is beautiful as always! hugs, Angela

Monique said...

It's beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

Myrna said...

Your son will love it! Love the added touches you did to the card.

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh Candy, this card is lovely. Love the glass effect on the Champagne. You colored Edwin so perfect!!


Barb Hardeman said...

Oh! This is just perfect for a guy facing his 40th birthday! You've done a fabulous job on this one! The Chapagne bucket inside is the perfect finishing touch...well done...hugs...Barb

scrappyella said...

This is an awesome card. I seem to have a block with making cards for men. Girly cards seems to be pretty easy. TFS

Nancy said...

This is a fabulous masculine card! Everything works so well together. Bravo!

cabio's craft corner said...

An Awesome card and love this cool Edwin. Hehe, I am just 1 month older than your son Candy :o)

Peggie said...

What a great guy card this is. Love the dew drops going half way around the oval. Just perfect.

Christine Riley said...

What an adorable card! Love the colors and Edwin looks so handsome :)
Hugs, Christine

Anonymous said...

Candy, everybody said it first and said it better but I will say it again ~ fabulous card!!! It really is hard to make a masculine card, especially with a Magnolia image, but you pulled it off beautifully! I'm sure Shawn will love it. Great job!
Barbara in SC

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

Hello Candy
How's you on this fine day!
Okay serious!
this little guy is the most cutest ever
I must invest in some of these cute little men!
I love him
The way you did him withthe colours and all is soooooooooooooooo FABULOUS!
The colouring - like WHOW Candy - that is amazing
love your card
thank you for sharing
take care of you!

Vivi Casale said...

awww this is perfect!!!!
so pretty card!!