Wednesday, January 12, 2011

60th Birthday Card

Here I am again with a 60th birthday card for a man. I haven't put embellishments on it only a Vintage tag from Magnolia Stamps. This little guy is also a Magnolia stamp called Edwin. He is the cutest little fellow. They can both be brought at Diana's store. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder called happy Birthday.
I colored this image with distress inks and over the next few months you should see a lot of improvement in my coloring as I am taking Angie Hunts Distress ink classes. You can find the information here.
 These classes are fabulous. I have learned so much already. Things that you wouldn't think of doing.
 This is just showing the tag tucked inside the scalloped circle. I had to print it on an angle to get it on the tag.
                                                      Here is the finished card

47 comments:

Candy said...

Your card is wonderful!!!
Already your painting is wonderful :o)
I love the embossing folder with darling Edwin.
Beautiful job!!
Hugs, Candy

Patti Jo said...

Love your coloring of Edwin and how you've done the tag! The embossing folder goes perfectly and didn't it show up nice on the photo! Excellent work Marion and he will be impressed!

Iulia said...

Hi, Maz!
That little Edwin is definitely adorable! Great coloring! It looks so natural! One of these days I should try distress inks too. I'm just waiting for my copics' ink to dry out:))
Have a great 2011, Maz!
Warmest wishes, iulia

angel4031 said...

This is gorgeous & your coloring is amazing xx

Kelly Neis said...

I love the colors you used, your coloring is beautiful also.

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

This is a terrific image Maz, I love it!! love the colours you have used and the tag looks great along with the embossing folder!! clever girl!!
Hope you are keeping dry?
Love Jenni

Baukje said...

I already think you colouring is perfect Marion.
I love your Edwin in blue and look at the shine on his shoes.
gorgeous card.
Hugs........Baukje

cathylynn said...

OH my goodness this card is so cute. I love everything about it. I just colored the same Edwin for my son's birthday card which isn't finished yet. You blog is wonderful and so inspiring! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

wljp65 said...

ADORABLE!!!!! Anything blue catches my eye as it is my fav color!! I love using that background embossing folder, it is SO versatile.

Wendy - daffygal

Leslie Avila said...

Oh Maz,
You've done it again. Another fabulous card. I'm running out of adjectives! lol Loving your new blog background too!
Blessings,
Leslie

Angela said...

What a perfect masculine birthday card! Love the blue color and that sweet image is colored beautifully! Your work is stunning Maz! hugs, Angela

Myrna said...

Maz your card is awesome! I just love this little guy! You did a super job with your Distress Inks!! I can't wait to see more of your cards with the Distress Ink.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Maz, this little guy is awesome! Love how you showcased him. Nice embossed brackground and very cute to hide the sentiment tag behind the image.
Lovely.
HUgs. Danielle.

Rene said...

Oh this is AMAZING!!!!! Love it!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

GREAT card Maz! Completely perfect for a guy! All blue, not flounce or flowers, just plain like a guy! Your coloring is fabulous! Love it!
Hugs,
Barb

Shelly said...

Aww, it's a great Birthday card Maz!. Your coloring is beautiful, just the right amount of highlights!
hugs,
Shell

Chris said...

This is just adorable! Your coloration is perfect! I love the textures, too! What a great card!

XO,
Chris

Sherry said...

Love your Edwin. The embossed background works great. Very simple nice card.

Sandy said...

This little guy makes me chuckle - love the blue color and your coloring Maz is wonderful. I still hyperventilate when I think about coloring! LOL
Sandy

Jennifer said...

Maz this is wonderful, a really great 'guy' card. Your coloring is beautiful and I am glad you are enjoying the classes. I have been thinking about taking them myself.
TFS
hugs

Pam S. said...

Edwin is so cute Maz!!! Love what you've created here from the embossed background to the focus on Edwin! So adorably colored and designed! Love your card!!!
Pam Going Postal

Grace said...

Oh Maz I am so in awe of your coloring skills! I just love these Magnolias and need to get a few more! I only have 2! Oh you have colored little Edwin so cute and the colors, tag, and layout are perfect! So sorry you all are needing sailor suits over there! We hear on the news of the devastation and I pray for all those effected so tragically!

becca said...

Maz, this is adorable and Edwin has been coloured in beautifully! So cute! Hugs, Becca

Regina said...

You had a wonderful idea for a 60th birthday card... specially for a man!!! :))) Love it too much!!!
You did an amazing job and your coloring is so beautiful!!!
Hugs
Regina

RubyM:) said...

OMG!!!!!!!!! SUPER DUPER ADORABLE!!! Your coloring is outstanding hun.I think youdon't need classe your coloring was pretty as is.Well learning new techniques doesn't hurt the soul he he he.
Angie is a color master so have fun!
I FREAKIN ADORE YOUR CARD MAZ! The shadowing is perfect. Did you use cool greys for that shadows? It might look to me maybe a darker shade of blue hmmm!!?? Well it's precious.I should be coming back soon my dear,RubyM:)

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute texture and delightful coloring on this card...well done Marion :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Janie Printz said...

What a wonderful bright fun card. Edwin is soooo darn cute & colored so beautifully.
Hugs, Janie

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Maz,

I found your blog link form your page over at CMC (Suzanne's Classroom), and I am very happy to be one of your new followers!

You are doing fantastic in our new class and I totally love all your wonderful cards here. I'm still waiting on a few new inks colors, so that I can get back to class and will be looking forward to trying to catch up with you! You've been doing a great job and it's been nice to see your images!

It's a pleasure to have meet you -- you are very talented!

Lisa
ThePurplePlace

Linda Palmer said...

This is a darling card and your coloring is beautiful. I love the look of this for a masculine card.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my word, is he ever so adorable or what! Too cute!

Crystal said...

This is just ADORABLE!! LOVE the blues and the embossing!!! What a wonderful creation!

Norma said...

Oh yeah, Maz, this is fabulous. I love the clean look of your card--perfect for a guy card, I think. Edwin is so cute and oh, your colouring is terrific. Love the embossed background. Love your card--beautifully put together.

Hugs,
Norma

MaxineD said...

“Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you”
I have browsed you blog and love the 'class' you have here.
BTW I too am from New Zealand, so when I read about your aunt, it made me feel really good. DH and I also have been fighting health issues so I can understand your New Year's post!
All the Best
Maxine - from New Zealand :-)

Laureen said...

Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you. I picked you from a comment you left on Becca's blog. I love your birthday card! It was perfect timing for me to choose your blog today. It is my birthday today and you have a wonderful birthday card for today. The Lord's hand is in all things great and small!

Chrissy D said...

Your coloring is beautiful! Love this!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me some words of encouragement. I look forward to stopping by your blog some more!

Silvie Z said...

Fantastic card, Marion! Love all the blues! The embossing looks fabulous and your Edwin is so cute hanging there! Wonderful card! LOVE IT!
Big Hugs,
Silvie
xx

mary said...

Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you!

I love your card. My brother will be turning 60 soon and you have given me some ideas to try. This is my 1st visit to your blog and I will look forward to visiting more often.

Mary R.
Chattanooga, TN

Debbie Brackett said...

Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you. I love Magnolia images and yours is precious. This is one of my favorites. Your detail work is wonderful

Sue K (Australia) said...

“Becca at AmazingPaperGrace.com is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you” - and im so glad i did - i am enjoying looking over your blog. Love Herbert the Turtle (very cute). Its my first visit here and I look forward to seeing more.

Trisha said...

Becca at Amazing Paper Grace.com is sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you!
You are a true artist with unbelievable talent. So glad that I found your blog and had a chance to see some of your beautiful creations.
Hugs,
Trisha

Mimi2six said...

I just found your blog and I wanted to let you know that I love your card. You did a fabulous job on Edwin, he is too cute!

I also wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. I read about your cancer battle and I wanted you to know that I understand how you feel. I also had renal cancer twice and had one kidney removed and part of my other kidney removed. I was lucky, they caught my cancer early so it did not spread. I hope the doctors are wrong and your cancer does not return again. Like I said, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You,
Sammie Bryant

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable!! Your painting is fabulous! Edwin is just too cute!

Judy said...

Becca at Amazing Paper Grace is sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you! You left a comment for Becca on Nov.30, which was my granddaughter's fifth birthday. I have enjoyed seeing the adorable cards you have created with Magnolia stamps. I will be stopping by often from now on!

http://loriell.blogspot.com/ said...

AWWW so cute you're work is fabulous

God certainly has gifted you!!

Eulanda said...

OH this is cute!!! And so hard to try and make a guy card to start with but this is super!

Jodie from Oz said...

Maz, wow, I love your gorgeous card, the colours & your colouring are beautiful. The tag is wonderful and the embossing is fabulous.
I hope you are out of the cyclone path, thinking of you. hugs Jodie from Oz

Ying Pang, said...

Hi,
Your card is very beautiful and I love your amazing coloring! Thank you very much for your nice comments for my tutorial.

Hugs,
Ying