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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Mustard and Purple Bartender Edwin

Here's a card I made for my sister's fiancé - he's actually a Spanish waiter so thought this image was perfect for a card for him.

I picked the papers first, from the Papermania Persimmon paper pad, and coloured the image to match.

The Bartender Edwin image from Magnolia was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Hair: E31, E35,E57
  • Skin: E00, E21, E51
  • Collar/ Tie/Cuffs/Belt/Shoes: Y08, E31, E35
  • Shirt: B18, B45, V17
  • Trousers: B18, B24, B45
  • Tray: C4, C6
  • Glasses: C0, C2
  • Cocktails: BV31 & B45; Y08 & E31; V17 & C2
  • Shadow: E31, C0, C2
The image was then cut out and the corners rounded using the large XCut corner rounder punch, and the edges of the image panel were distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks in Aged Mahogany and Dusty Concord. The image panel was then matted onto a panel of mustard coloured card die cut using the Mega Curved Rectangles die from Nestabilities.

Circles were die cut from white and mustard yellow card using standard circle Nestabilities dies and the sentiment, from the Papermania Clare Curd Sentiments stamp set, was stamped on the white circle using a combination of Wisteria and Warm Violet ColorBox Fluid Chalk inks. Asterisks, from the Fiskars Make A Wish Quotes stamp set, were also stamped using the same chalk inks.

The edge of the white circle was distressed using the Aged Mahogany and Dusty Concord inks and matted onto the mustard circle. A hole was punched in the circles and a small mauve Papermania eyelet set and a length of purple fibre was threaded through. This was then attached to the reverse of a panel of the mustard and purple flourish polka dot paper from the Papermania Persimmon paper pack. A second length was then attached to the left side of the panel to give the appearance of being wrapped all around the panel.

The patterned paper panel was then adhered to the centre of a square card blank and the image panel was adhered over the circles.

Three gold card candy from Craftwork Cards were coloured using the Tim Holtz Scattered Straw, Wild Honey and Walnut Stain distress inks and added in the bottom right hand corner.

Anita's 3D Gloss was then added to the glasses and the belt buckle, and DecoArt Crystal Glamour Dust was sprinkled into the gloss on the glasses.

I shall be entering this card into a few challenges this week:


Curlybear said...

Hello, Kathleen
Lovely card, fantastic layout and choice of colours, thanks for joining us at the SCSC this week,Good luck, hugs Bridget x.

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Hi Kathleen
This is gorgeous!!!!
Love the colour combo and your colouring of Edwin is stunning.
Thank you for joining us this week at CSSC.
Hope to see you for our special challenge...
Cards For Soldiers September 12th!!!
Hugs Alison

Julie said...

Hi there KMac! Did you have a good time in the Lakes - we did and fab weather!! Love your card - perfect for the recipient by the sounds of it!! Great colouring - the bubbly is really fizzing! Hugs, Juliexx

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a fun card! I really like the glittery drinks and how you did the tag. Thanks for sharing over at ACLP:D

Lizzy xx said...

Gorgeous card... lush colour combo & luv how you glittered the drinks xx Lizzy xx :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Great card - perfect for a guy! Love the DP and the clean layout. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

Alison said...

Great card! I especially love the gloss you added. Great touch! Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity!

margie c said...

I love this lil guy! He's so cute! Super colors too!
Thanks for playing along with us at StampIsanity this week :)
hugs, margie

Mandi-Lee said...

Kathleen this is a great card. You have done a fantastic job! Thanks for entering the Copic Oz challenge.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Kathleen, this is a fantastic card. The colors are amazing together. Love the added touches to the drinks. Great, great guy card.


Squirrel x said...

When I read mustard and purple, I thought "ick" - just goes to show doesn't it, your card is stunning hun and those colours work brilliantly together. Amazing work. Hugs, Sxx

Marianne said...

Bartender Ed is so cute! Great work!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Tracy said...

fabulous card, love that paper and the fab image, you have coloured him beautifully.Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, hope to see you next time, Tracy x

Gina said...

Fabulous colours and sparkly detail :D Thank you for sharing with us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Kathleen! Your coloring is beautiful...And your color combo is perfect! I just LOVE that dp! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


Beth said...

Omigosh!! This card is so fantastic! The colors and details are just right - awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us at StampInsanity!! :)

Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CSSC and good luck!
Claire xx

Sylvia said...

GREAT card and coloring *wow*
Thanks so much for joining us at Your Next Stamp challenges! Hope to see you again :o)
Sylvia xx

Poppet said...

Great card Kathleen, I love all the details like the sparkly drinks and the ribbon .

Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you next week for our Christmas Cards for Soldiers Challenge. :-) xx

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

What a fun the coloring!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

April said...

Thanks for stopping by the ranch for CSSC! Hope to see you next week - think Christmas!

Helen said...

Fab card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Bev said...

Oh this is so sweet, love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

Stampin Mindy said...

Great layout and love that bubbly!

Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia!

Hugs, Mindy

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card. Your image is so beautiful. I love it.
Thank you for joining us at CSSC this week.
Hope to see you for our special challenge on the 19th September our Cards For Soldiers!!!


Chrissy D said...

Such a great celebration card! Great Halloween card!! Thanks for joining us in the ODBD Shining Light Challenge this week! Have a blessed week!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Perfect card for your sister's fiance! Beautiful colouring and love the sparkly drinks. Love your blog name lol! We do like our links to our home country. Take CareX:)

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