A 40th Birthday!

Hello Everyone!

I had a little time yesterday afternoon … and was absolutely itching to do a challenge card … so checked out a couple of my favourite blog challenges … (click on pics to visit challenge blogs to see other fab entries!)

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So … embossing … and a sketch … should be easy enough to combine!!! I can tell you … this is for a VERY SPECIAL friend’s 40th birthday … so a lot of love went into it! I hope she enjoys getting this in the mail! Ssssshhhh! Don’t tell her! 😀 😉

The embossing is done with copper embossing powder (ret. SU!) … and then I have added some soft watercoloured ink to each of the images. I actually pulled out my markers & a saucer … and “painted” some of the marker colour onto a saucer and picked up the colour with my aqua painter. This is a good hint for watercolouring if you don’t have a stamp pad to “squeeze” the ink onto the lid.

Yes! That is a watermark on my pics that you can see! Finally, I have found a program to do this … although not entirely satisfactory … as I can’t place the watermark exactly where I want it. And … I can’t seem to get it any bigger … But … it is ok! I have been wanting to do this for ages … and it has been one of those things on the “to do” list that I just hadn’t got around to! (Thanks Debbie for the help!) You will still see a few pics coming through without the watermark … ones that I have already uploaded and not published yet! But … eventually I will have them all marked! Hhhhmmmm …. aren’t I getting a bit too professional! LOL! Never!!! 😉

Have a happy day! Stampin’ Hugs xxx

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13 Comments

  1. liamp says:

    What a sweet little card. Just love how you put the cats in a hat on dimensionals. Just gorgeous. I am sure the person it is intended for will love it.

    Liam
    Andrea adds: I haven’t used this set in aaagggeeesss!!!! It was fun to have a play! xxaxx

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  2. This is very sweet, Andrea, and I am sure your friend will love it. The colours are beautiful, the tiny tags are perfect, and I LOVE how you’ve got the “40” inside the hat!
    Andrea adds: I didn’t want to make toooo big a deal of the “40” … I know how much I didn’t like turning 40! 😀 Thanks for the feedback … lovely to have you stop by! xxaxx

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  3. Lynda says:

    Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!!!!! This is so beautiful Andrea…wow does not seem enough!! The soft hues and diff textures all go together so well. I totally love this card. One Q…thewee numbers u have used?? Are they SU?? Can’t see mention in recipe. Congrats on (finally) geting the watermark!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: The “wee numbers” are hand drawn!!! LOL!!! But … thanks for thinking they looked professional!!! 😉 LOL … still trying to catch up … phew! Life is too busy!!! Thanks for your lovely email … will reply asap! Big hugs xxaxx

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  4. Tania Gould says:

    Oh I love this! I love all your little touches!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Tania! It always brings a smile to my face to see new visitors returning! Thanks for saying hi, again! Will pop by your blog … as soon as I finish my blog spring clean! Hugs xxaxx

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  5. I love the soft pastel colours, the copper embossing and the 40 inside the hat. A beautiful card which your friend will cherish!
    Andrea adds: Thanks for the beautiful compliments, Bronwyn! And … thanks for taking the time to stop by and encourage! Will pop by your blog asap! Hugs xxaxx

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  6. Gorgeous watercolouring! I keep looking at this set… you’re making it very tempting!
    Andrea adds: I love using it! I notice they have a similar one in the US catty … perhaps you should wait and see what the new catty brings? But … then … what if we don’t get that one … and this one disappears??? 😀 😉 Oh … what to do???? LOL!

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  7. Amanda says:

    Neato! Great take on the embossing challenge, thanks for coming to play at Just Add Ink! xx
    Andrea adds: Thanks heaps, Amanda! I really enjoyed this one! Hope to play more often! xxaxx

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  8. Lee-Anne says:

    Oh, my….this card is so, so gorgeous Andrea. I have been away for a few weeks and I finally get a chance to come visit and you just blow me away. So much love has gone into this, there are so many beautiful details and I just know that she is going to love it. This is a masterpiece.

    Thanks so much for your lovely email the other day, your words really meant a lot to me. I will try to email you this weekend to let you know how I’m going.

    Take care dear friend.
    Lee-Anne
    xox
    Andrea adds: It is so GREAT to hear from you … and I am glad you are back! I have missed you! But … don’t stress about trivial things … I can do without comments!!! You just need to take care of yourself, hunny! Glad you liked this one … bet you guessed who it was for!!! 😉 ssshhh!!!

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  9. Paula Dobson says:

    Oh Andrea! This is so pretty and fun! Love your colouring and the hat popping of the card. Lucky person to get this!
    Andrea adds: Big hugs, Paula! I love getting compliments … it is a big encouragement to me! xxaxx

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  10. Rose says:

    so pretty and i LOVE the kittys in the hat 🙂 thanks for joining us on the OCCSC this week
    Andrea adds: Thanks Rose! It was fun to do this sketch … definitely one I will be using again! xxaxx

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  11. Denise says:

    Oh wowwww, this is SWEEEET!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Denise! I love having you pop by! I am sooooo keen to vist your blog … am having withdrawals. Almost there! Hugs xxaxx

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  12. Sonia G says:

    This is just beautiful. Your colouring is just divine!

    I can’t believe it’s been so many days since I last visited your blog. I have myself over my own knee giving myself a spanking! LOL. Promise to visit more regularly.

    Cheers
    Sonia
    Andrea adds: LOL! For the record … I don’t keep a tally, Sonia! But … I do miss your smiling face! Don’t stress hunny … you just come when you have the time! Have a good week! xxaxx

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  13. Woo Hoo, it was for me!!!!!! Thank you so much for the absolutely gorgeous card & lovely sentiments. What a huge blessing you are. I am truly blessed by the wonderful people in my life. You did so well to figure out my address too.

    Thank you, MWAH, xoxoxo
    Andrea adds: LOL! A little mutual friend birdie told me your address! I’m so glad you liked it. And … can’t wait to pop by your blog to hear all about your party! Thanks for your email! Will reply asap! Hugs xxaxx

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