Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Birthday Card

Yesterday was my son-in-law's birthday.  I managed to get his card done and to him a day EARLY this year.  I'm not working any more so I really have no excuse!

He is a water and boat lover so Edwin with Binoculars and the Sea Background seemed like perfect images for him.

I really enjoy doing the easel cards.  They just seem to have so much more space to work with.

I think all the designer papers are Stampin' Up. 
The star brads and  brads around the image frame are from my stash.  I actually colored this a long time ago, then went back and added more ink after finishing the Copic 2 class on coloring water.  I put Star Dust Stickles on the tops of the waves.
What a difference it made : D

Here is the card open with Edwin standing up and the pelican wishing he would just go away!

The pelican is colored with Copics C0, 1, 3, 5. 
I also had colored Edwin earlier and went back and added more dark to his pants.  I put 2 small brads on his pants for the buttons.  I don't remember what Copics I used, but the blues are most likely B99, 97, 93, and 91.

Thanks for stopping by and taking in the really cool sea breeze.



RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card! I love this Edwin, her so cute.
Hugs Renate

Anonymous said...

Very nice card Kathy. love how you've put this together
hugs Julie P

Card Crazy said...

I love it. This card is soooo cute! The waves look so foamy and real it makes me want to grab my surf board - NOT! I would wiggle my toes in the surf,though!
Sue S.

Only By His Grace said...

Gorgeous card Kathy. I love the design. Lovely coloring. Perfect man's card.
Hugs Maz

Paula said...

Kathy, this card is perfect! The layout and embellies look wonderful (and love the 2 brads on his pants-very cute!!). Great work:)

Christina C. said...

Soooooo stunning, Kathy! Makes me want to take a cruise!!!!!!!!
Your coloring and design are truly extraordinary. Love it!

Barb Hardeman said...

You did a brilliant job on this card Kathy. The papers work beautifully with your images and it's so 'guy' card for your son. Love how you've used Edwin to pop up the card. Great thinging. I hope you'll enter him into the Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge...hugs...Barb

Elle said...

OMS, I LOVE this card! The coloring is divine and your design is just perfect. Your sil will Love it, too.

Rene said...

Without a doubt, this is my FAVORITE card of yours! This is perfection! The papers, the image, the layout...just GORGEOUS!!!!!
Rene :D

Danielle said...

Lovely card Kathy, such a beautiful harmony about it. I love this Edwin, and this very pretty background. your coloring is beautiful!

Chris said...

I love your card! I love the scene and the design. Your wave is wonderful! The papers are just perfect with what you've created. It's perfection, Kathy!

Chris Christensen

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous!! He's going to love it! Great layout!

Linda said...

Wow this card is GORGEOUS!!!! Wow love the colors and the design!!!!! Great job!!!!!

Jean said...

Kathy, I simply adore your card.. I have a grandson who's daddy just retired from the Navy (also his daddy and my dad) and his birthday is in two weeks so I think I want to use this card to make his card from.. I love everything about your card and have all the makings and have really never used it.. My son was in Afghan at the time the set came out and didn't want to remind my grandsons, so now it will be fun for them... So consider this as my loving your card and I will post my card on my blog.. Thank you for making it so beautiful...
Hugs, Jean

Peggie said...

Gorgeous. Love the waves.

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Kathy - I love the papers you have used here and your design work. Hey Lady - your coloring looks great. As you will be able to tell, I have been catching up with blogs. I was out of the loop most of the summer.

cabio's craft corner said...

I love the combo of this background stamp with this cute Edwin. Lovely card!

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous card, Kathy! Love the waves and Edwin is adorable! Great job with your coloring!! Super cute pelican and the papers are so handsome!
hugs, Sharon

Norma said...

Kathy, beautiful card. Love that it's an easel card--my fave. Beautiful DP's. Love your colour scheme. Your colouring is fab--love the stickles to highlight the wavetops. Edwin is looking so handsome here. Terrific job in putting this card together. I love it!

NGCARDS said...

This is fantastic hun xxx