Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Alex


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for the CAS(E) this sketch! #89 ... such a great sketch that I use a lot!




I made a birthday card for Alex (Jer's partner).  He is from Puerto Vallarta and I wanted the card to reflect this beautiful city!  I googled and looked at the images of the gorgeous sandy beaches with palm trees swaying in the breeze --- ahhhh!! :)

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the sun, sand and palm tree ... and used a die for the waves.  I added a little shading to give the die-cuts some interest and then coated the sun and tops of the waves with Wink of Stella for some shine.

Right now we're having some hot days here so I feel like I'm in the tropics :) ... except for the humidity - yuck!  Supposed to cool down tomorrow and I'm looking forward to the break.







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Gumball Green, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Baked Brown Sugar (SU!); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, cut files, sponges, Catch a Wave die (My Favorite things), Clear Wink of Stella


14 comments:

  1. Fabulous card! I find that simpler the sketch more you have to think of how to make it fancy. You really don't have a problem with that, your cards are always so stylish. This one is just beautiful!
    All the best, Loll! X

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  2. What a beautiful scene! I'm sure Alex will love the reminder of home. Stay cool.

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  3. A tropical delight, Loll! Love how you've worked with the sketch and really personalized it for Alex! HB to Alex and sure hope you get to enjoy some cooler temps :)

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  4. Fab scene Loll and am sure it will be appreciated by the recipient - just lovely!

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  5. This is fabulous Loll! Everything is so glittery and I love that you put the sentiment on the waves! Great take on the sketch! hugs :)

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  6. What a great birthday card which your friend will really enjoy.

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  7. Fab card Loll, love when they are personal to the recipient:-)
    Val x

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  8. Love the fab palm tree and I recognize some of your wonderful waves too! The shading on the palm fronds added a great dimension to the die cut, and I'm impressed at your Silhouette skills! You would have enjoyed the 'class' I attended with a Silhouette rep yesterday. There are some new things in the pipeline, and one thing I brought away, is that now you can buy this mat, put your cardstock on this new mat, stamp the image, take a picture of the stamped image, upload it & get into the Silhouette software,and have the machine cut it out! With or without a border. Now I bought the mat, but I need to improve some of my very basic skills to be able to enjoy less fussy cutting. TFS & Hugs - a beautiful card.

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  9. Oh, this is so fun! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  10. Oh man don't we all wish we were on that island?! Fabulous card Loll, I love the island scene you created but was still able to keep the card a CAS card. Your take on the sketch is great. Hugs, Brenda

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  11. After four days back to work (yayyy for tomorrow and Monday off), I'm ready to head to a tropical island, where palms trees wave, the sun shines and beach beckons! Your card is wonderful; and I know Alex will be thrilled to receive it! Such a clever take on the sketch!!
    Hugs~c

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  12. This is an amazing scene :) love it!

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  13. This is totally awesome! LOVE IT!

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  14. How thoughtful of you to research Alex's home and create such a beautiful rendition of the beaches! I love all the texture on the palm trees, and your lovely CAS design! Beautiful card, Loll!

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