Saturday, August 25, 2007

Husbands Birthday

Now I realize that this is not what one would call a masculine card, but believe it or not, my husband really likes these House of Mouse images! When he first saw me going through the catalogue, he came over to investigate, and was getting quite a laugh out of the images. I took this as a good sign seeing that for the most part he doesn't take much interest in my hobby except to admire my work when I request his opinion! So I decided to make him this cupcake image. After I colored it in I realized that Pinkish was the only color to work with it.
Recipe:
Stamps: House of Mouse, SU Itty Bitty Background
CS : Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Confetti, Saffron DP, Au Chocolat DP
Othr : Copic Markers, Faber and Castel pencils, Gamsol, Airbrush tool, Gold brads, May Art Ribbon, blending stubs, stickles.

The image was colored in with Copic markers, and then the frosting was accented with the Faber Castel Color pencils and Gamsol. I then stamped out a second image, colored portions and cut out the pieces that I wanted to raise. The heads and arms of each mouse is raised, a piece of the cupcake, and the candle which is lying down. Before adhering these pieces I created a mask and airbrushed the background. I then adhered the pieces with two thicknesses of dimensional. I used regular glue dots and 1/16" thickness dimensional which are great when you don't want the bulk of regular dimensional. Stickles were used to highlight the cupcake icing and then all the layers were put together. Enjoy and have a great night!

14 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Your husband's birthday card is so cute, and colored beautifully! I love the papers you used, and the ribbon! I am really thinking I need the airbrush tool. ;)

Libby said...

Very cute! I need you to come to Texas and give me some coloring lessons...! :-) Well done, as always!

Karen said...

Awesome as usual! I love the way you did the ribbon!

Flossie's Follies said...

Great card, those house mouse images are too cute.

Stampin' D'Amour said...

CUTE CARD!! I love how you used Stickles for the icing! ADORABLE!! :0)

-pamela

chelemom said...

Love this...as I am sure your hubby will too!

Ila said...

Wow!! This is just so Super Cute!! Actually I think its great for a Guy (especially if he likes cupcakes..lol).
Your coloring and design is absolutley Fabulous!!

Leslie Miller said...

I've done House Mouse cards for my husband before, too! This is just darling and so well done! I feel like these mice look right now. Just got home from a Pampered Chef party with a chocolate bliss theme. I can't believe I ate the whole thing...

Maria said...

Such a cute card! Love the House Mouse! Great job on the coloring too!

Maria

Tracey said...

What a lovely card - I can see why he liked it!

Rein said...

What a cute card!

mum on the run said...

Great card, the image is SO cute and I love your colouring!!

Aunt T said...

Adorable! Adorable! I just love it. Great job.

Teresa

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