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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Blue and Yellow Sitting Edwin with Stars

Here is another of my masculine cards. I enjoyed making this one, and finally used the magnetic paper that
the lovely Carol S on the docrafts forum sent to me to create a frame using my Nestabilities dies and Bigshot machine.

The Edwin image, from Magnolia, was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Hair: E35, E37, E39
  • Skin: E00, E13, E21, E51
  • Jumper: B34, B37, B39
  • Trousers: B32, B34, B37
  • Stars/Socks: Y21, Y26
  • Wings: B32
  • Shoes: E31, E35, E37, E39
Edwin's cheeks were then highlighted with a Papermania Snow White gel pen and the image was cut out.

Using magnetic paper, two circle dies were positioned and a circle frame was cut from dark blue card and a circle of yellow paper from the HOTP Ultimate Cardmaker's Creative Pack was matted behind.

The Edwin image was matted over the circle panel and the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, from the Papermania Mix and Match Scrolls and Sentiments stamp set, was stamped on the yellow panel using Versafine Majestic Blue archival pigment ink.

A strip of the yellow paper was matted onto the blue card and across a panel of the dark blue stars paper from the same paper pad and then onto a panel of yellow card.

Seven stars (the jumper detail from the image) were stamped out and coloured with Copic markers:
  • Stars: Y21, Y26
The stars were cut out and attached around the circle frame using 3D foam. These were then highlighted with Craft Planet Yellow glitter glue, as was the star on the jumper. Craft Planet Iridescent Sparkle glitter glue was added to highlight the wings on the image.

This card uses some of my old stash (HOTP papers) with some of my new stash (Edwin stamp, new Copic colours, Papermania Mix & Match stamps and of course my magnetic paper).

Here are the blog challenges that I am entering this card into:


carol said...

Super card, thanks for playing along with our blog hop birthday celebrations at CRAFT, x carol

nessy said...

what a sweet card ~edwin looks perfect just sat there ~love it!!
vanessa xx

Teresa said...

Fantastic card Kathleen, love the colours, edwin looks coloured beautifully and looks great sitting there on the circles...FAB!
Thanks for the card & stuff, yes it arrived today thank you very much. Teresa xx


Hi Kathleen
A fantastic card,fab colour's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card - love the colours. Trica-1 (Docrafts)

GoonerGirl said...

FAB Card I love the colour.. Chrissieann DC xx

alifrew said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, I love the "out of the frame" look x

Mandy said...

Such a wonderful card,lovely layout adorable Edwin,and I love your frame. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious and Cards for Men.
Mandy x

Miranda said...

cool card for a block Kathleen, great
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

lindyloo said...

Great card Kathleen thank you for sharing with the challenge at crafty catz this week linda x

Anonymous said...

your cards are lovely


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Edwin looks awesome just sitting there on his perch enjoying life!! Thanks for joining in our 'Let It Shine' challenge at THE SISTERHOOD! We do hope you'll come back for more fun next challenge.

One of the 'Sistahs'

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is adorable hun xxx

LuLu said...

Cute card and love the colour combo. Have to say am seriously impressed by how you have combined your card for so many challenges . . . I struggle after about 5!


Hazel said...

Lovely card - saw it on Make it Monday x

Nancy said...

Beautiful birthday card, Kathleen:O) Love the colour combo, great design. Edwin is adorable, great colouring!
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck!
Hugs Nancy;O)

Gemma said...

a lovely birthday creation! Thanks for joining in with our Happy Birthday challenge for our Blogoversary over at CRAFT challenge! Gemma :)

joy said...

Such a great card! You did a beautiful job of coloring. Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Tussemaja said...

Great card. Mild and dull colors. Thanks for joining in at Cards for Men - Tussemaja

Thistleblue said...

Great card Kathleen, very cute image and lovely papers. Thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic Challenge this month.

Julie said...

Hi KMc - gorgeous little boy Tilda - love the colours and layout!! Hope you're well! Juliexx

Janice M said...

Cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and such!

Anonymous said...

cute card kathleen love the colouring

PetraB said...

He is rather sweet, I love the colour combo of your card. Thank you for joining us for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Julie said...

My word this is adorable! Great coloring....thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper and Such.

JenMarie said...

Love the sparkle! Glad you played along at Paper and Such!!

Curlybear said...

Wow this is so very pretty, beautiful colour theme and design, and fabulous colouring,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

Mary J said...

Really super card Kathleen!

Thx for linking up to the MIM Party!

Mary J x

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Kathleen.great boy's card .Image is beautifully coloured and layered perfectly .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Josephine said...

Beautiful colours and colouring!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time. I hope you'll pop back later today for the new challenge.

sparklingblackrose said...

Lovely :-) Elaine-xxx-

Manuela said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colour combo!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Brady said...

Edwin is adorable and so is this terrific card! You've colored him perfectly! Thanks for playing wiht us at The Paper Variety!

Carrie said...

Fantastic card!!

*Hopped over from RedRottie's Leapblog*

Carrie said...

Fantastic card!!

*Hopped over from RedRottie's Leapblog*

Mau xx said...

Super card Kathleen, love Edwin and your colouring is great, Love the way you sat him out of the frame. great xx

cindy said...

Great card. I love to see fellow crafters do male cards. I do one or more every Monday on my blog. I call it "Manly Monday". Cheesy, I know but originality should count for something. Great job coloring in your image. It looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Shannon's Sentiments this week. I hope you will join us next week as well. Cindy

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, love the colours.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

Regan said...

Wonderful card! Love how you used the stars along the edge of the circle! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Lori Rider said...

What a cute card - love the frame and your coloring is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Collette said...

He's adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

Lin said...

I'm feeling so dense this morning. I thought to myself 'why on earth would she want to use magnetic paper on a card?' and then it clicked. You used it to position the nesties to make the frame which you used on your card. Oh how tragically stupid I feel, lol

Fabulous male card. Love all the detail and the colours.

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thank for joining us at Truly scrumptious

Scrappy Scatty said...

what a fab card
thanks for joining us this week at DS4J
Love Jan

sue said...

lovely card,edwin is coloured perfectly sue xx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Wendy said...

Fab card,love the colours xx

Fleur said...

Fab card, Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck with our blog hop
Hugz Fleur xXx

The Little Stamper said...

Great card and love those sparkly stars. Thanks for joining us on the Little CLaire's challenge.

Sharon x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fantastic card ! Just love the Edwin you have used and the layout of your card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Dodici said...

Love your card!x

Harriet Skelly said...

What a great card - great coloring! Thanks for playing with FBW!

Marcea said...

Hi sweetie, loving all the sparkle and shine on your card.
Thankyou so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Rachel B said...

Beautiful card. I love the stars and your coloring is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear It Out.

Mel said...

Cute card. Love the stars. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.

MissyB said...


Really fab card, love the image and the star's. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire.

missyb x

Ika said...

This is soo cute Kathleen!! Love how you did the coloring and it's so very neat!! I hope to see more of your creations on our next challenge! ~ Ika for AI Factory

Vicki Romaine said...

What a cute card! I love the way Edwin sits on the cicle. Thanks for joining "Color My World" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Kendra said...

Love the stars and the blues! Great coloring on the image as well! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Tracey Malnofski said...

Adorable card, love papers and image colored perfectly! I also like the rounded corners on card base! Thanks for joining the challenge at TSB!

Tracey & Christy

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