Friday, 4 January 2013

Have A Blast!

I've disguised this birthday boy's age as part of the rocket's count down, but I think the big red glittery 65 probably give it away! I love the silver embossed panel so much, it's tactile & shiny and I want to find more ways to use it. Another favourite is white embossing powder, I love watching it develop and the end result. The glossy accents on the window even picked up a little glare, how it did under the Winter sun I'm not sure.

Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge #129
ABC Challenge: E for Embossing
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment PSC60: Metal Embellished Birthdays
Cards Galore Challenge Blog January Challenge: Anything Goes


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Teeny Trees, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls
Paper: White, Navy card & Silver mirrorboard from stash
Highlights: Glossy Accents, Stickles, white embossing powder, silver gel pen
Colouring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers 


  1. Now that's a fun card for a 65th birthday :)!! Love the silvery swirl skty and the sliding rocket! The coloring is awesome...and I see a little glossy window! Thanks so much for all of your lovely WMSC challenge submissions, Gra!...looking forward to see what you make with your WM stamps in 2013!!

  2. Love the metallic feel to this, great card for 65 I am sure it will be well received, well done and thanks so much for playing along with the last Mischief Maker Sketch!!

  3. Brilliant! Love the texture in the swirls, the rocket ship and the fab countdown to liftoff!

  4. What a fabulously fun card...
    love the silver metallic!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us on our last WMSC! :)

  5. Hi Gra! I love that silver embossed background and your sweet little guy peeking through the portal! So fun and happy!

  6. What a great take on this final challenge at WMSC! Thank you so much for playing along!!

  7. Fabulous!!..thank you for joining us at ABC


  8. this is awesome....such a sweet card... thanks for playing along with us at WM!

    enjoy *~*

  9. Very clever the way you disguised the age of the birthday boy.
    Love your white embossing on the bottom and the dry embossing on the panel (I have this embossing folder too - it's one of my favourites).
    Your colouring is amazing as always.

  10. I think your card is one of the cutest 'guy' cards I have seen! Thank you for joining us at ABC's challenge. I hope we see more of your lovely work in our future challenges!

  11. This is SUPER cute! i love the embossed silver card front and the way you added some gloss to the rocket's window.

  12. Just spotted this Gra, LOVE it, pinned it - hope you don't mind!

  13. Super fun!! Love the embossed background! It really makes the rocket pop!


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