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:

Ingrid Kristina V said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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 :)

Viv's Visuals said...

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

Pamellia Johnson said...

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 :)

OH Babs said...

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

Valerie Nolan said...

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

MaryH said...

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.

Leigh Penner said...

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

Brenda said...

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

cm said...

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

Deepti said...

This is an amazing scene :) love it!

Chrissy Larson said...

This is totally awesome! LOVE IT!

Barb Ghig said...

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!