Saturday, June 25, 2011

Happy Birthday, Son!

I got my color inspiration for this card from the colors selected at

This card is a combination of stamping and inspiration and love.
My son is going thru a little bit of a  rough time right now.
He has been working at the NC Museum of Art for the last 7 years, and due to budget costs, he will be laid off next week. He is thinking that he wants to start his own Art Handling
business, as well as spend more time on his art.
(He is a graduate from The Design School at N.C. State). 

So...not only did I want to make a Birthday card for him,
I also wanted to make an inspirational card for him.
I used stamps, but I also wanted to add some "art" aspects to his card,
because he is a very talented artist!

I painted, I dabbed, I stenciled, I distressed, I sponged and I misted this card. 
It was such a good feeling making this card.
It was fun using this creative side of my brain.

I stamped the inside message with the Verve "Happy Thoughts" stamp set
I misted over this with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop.

I really like the way the birthday card turned out!
Thanks for stopping by. I would really like to hear your feedback!

Stamps:Tim Holtz; "Happy Thoughts" Verve(inside)
Ink: Distress Faded Jeans,Walnut Stain, SU Almost Navy
Paper: Kraft; We R Memory Keepers
Paint: Americana Acrylic Paint-White,
  Aidirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber-Red Pepper,
Distress Crackle Ink-Fired Brick
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Coffee Shop
Bazzill-chipboard star


Anonymous said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Love the dabbed, stenciled, painted background and those fun embellishments. I'm sure your son will love it!

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this artist card!!! SO many cool and creative layers to admire...your son is sure to appreciate and LOVE it too!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful effect, Mackie! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe! And I'm so sorry about your son. I'm sure that he will find much inspiration in this beauty!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Fabulous grungey card! I love the artsy aspect of it. THanks for sharing it with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

You've got some amazing technique going on in this card - love all of the different effects you've combined. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!