Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday for my husband

Mr. Adetia (ha, he would really bonk me for saying that) turned 34 yesterday, a big day!  We had already celebrated at The Cheesecake Cafe in Lethbridge this weekend, but we had a nice time at home yesterday celebrating his birthday once he got home from work.  I got him this lovely Breville K Cup coffee maker and some family members got him some go-withs, coffee, travel mug etc.  Unlike me, he does not have a love of all things girly and pink, so I tried a bit harder to use boy colors in this one...

I began by stamping the MFT Don't Open Until image on Copic Blending paper, then colored with a variety of Copics (didn't make a list, oops!) and cut with my new Nesties - first with classic squares large (largest size), then a coordinating scalloped square large (again largest size), and adhered them together.  I used yellow glitter glue to shine up the yellow stripes in the package and cotton candy Stickles on her hair barrette and buttons.  I covered  the orange bow with clear Glossy Accents so it has a really nice shine on it, which I couldn't get a decent photo of to save my soul.  Next I embossed DP with the Happy Birthday folder, and inked it with Broken China Distress Ink.  This was adhered to a panel of DP inked with Rusty Hinge.  I took 2 strips of lace and attached these to a strip of coordinating DP, added a button (put on with glitter glue so it shines through the holes), and popped that up with dimensional squares.  Then, the image panel was added to the strip on more foam squares so it really stands out.   Lastly, I added some colored bling above and below the embossed strips.

You can see how rubbing the distress ink over the embossing really makes the Happy Birthday pattern start to pop.  Unfortunately, most of it is hidden under the image!  I also made him an incredibly yummy Chocolate Cake with the most amazing frosting ever, and I would have taken a picture of that too but apparently he ate most of the rest for breakfast my plan to take that photo this morning has been derailed!

Supply List:
Cardstock:  Paper Recollections: white cardstock
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle Boardwalk Pool Side (back), Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Summertime "Pinwheels" #SS1012, Echo Park Paper Co. Life is Good "Happy Borders" (back), #LG3012
Ink:  Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Broken China and Rusty Hinge
Stamps:  My Favorite Things: Don't Open Until
Embellishments:  Lace from stash, Dress it Up Oopsy Daisy button, Me & My Big Ideas: Icons Rhinestones Singles Y/O/R, Studio G Glitter glue in yellow and magenta, Ranger Stickles in Cotton Candy
Basic Supplies:  Fiskars Guillotine Mini Trimmer, Tonic Scissors, Dimensional Foam Squares, Glue Glider Pro, Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Classic Squares Large and Scalloped Squares Large

Submitted to:
Bugaboo Stamps: Anything Goes


  1. Great card. This is such a cute image, and perfect with the colors you chose. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  2. This is just adorable! I love the little button on the top you added and the DP is simply perfect for this image! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge blog, I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the future!

  3. Fab Card! Love your coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug! Hope you'll join us again soon!

  4. Hi Adetia,
    This is just gorgeous!!! Love the sweet little image you've used, the dp's, the colour scheme is just perfect, love the layout too. Coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design and Good Luck.
    Hugs Jacqui xx

  5. Awww what a adorable birthday card for hubby! I bet he loved it! Love the embossing and what a sweet image! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC!! Hugs, Leanne

  6. Awwww! I love this, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  7. Adorable card. That image is so sweet and your papers are yummy. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

  8. This is so very cute. Who could resist such a sweet card?! Thanks for sharing your creativity.