Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Birthday Buttons...

Hey!

Back again already, you ask? Well don't get used to it, but I couldn't resist joining in the fun this month for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop:


Especially as this month's hop was dedicated to giving some inky love to any neglected unloved sets collecting a little *ahem* dust....well I'll raise my hand and confess that I have a couple of sets that I just had to have at the time and have hardly used. C'mon I know I'm not the only one....!

Cue Studio Style - what a fabulous stamp set: so perfect for inking up for my fellow crafty friends and yet I've hardly used it! It was sat ever-so patiently at the bottom of my stamp sets just crying out for ink and who am I to deny it a li'l inky love....

Buttons Birthday

***FYI: the sentiment continues inside, "Wishing you major mojo!"***

Now I'm really hoping that this card has reached its destination, or that the recipient isn't checking out this blog post. It was my dear friend, Kate's birthday on Sunday and I wasn't the best buddy ever in getting this to her on time - sorry, hun! I really hope she can forgive me and that all the Hawaiian Shores on this creation will divert her attention from the fact it was late :D

Not only did I use a masking technique for my stamping, I treated those jars to some Glossy Accents treatment as well as some shading using Promarkers and my trusty white gel pen. It totally brings those jars to life as they were looking very flat before. Here's another shot to show the shiny goodness :)


I'm now thinking that I could make a set of these cards in different colours...what would be your colour? No prizes for guessing which colour I'd pick for myself *wink*

Thank you soooooooo much for stopping by! I'll be back on Thursday to share a new CASE study card with y'all!

Catch ya later!






Card Deets
{Birthday Buttons}

Stamps:
Studio Style (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: London Fog (Memento Inks)/Versamark
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: White Detail EP (Stampendous)/Glossy Accents/Hawaiian Shores Saddle Stitched Ribbon (Papertrey Ink)/Promarkers/White Gel Pen (Ranger)/3D Foam Pads

56 comments:

Melissa said...

SO cute! I love how realistic the jars look!!

I would choose Hawaiian Shores, of course, I'm guessing yours would be a shade of green ;)

Christina said...

Oh cuteness, I want a set of these in every color!! Love the ribbon tucked behind the main panel and those shiny jars. Super CAS and adorable!

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful card Aimes, they do look so realistic!

I would of course choose Lavender Moon, or Plum Pudding and I KNOW yours would be one of the gorgeous greens ;O)

Marisa said...

This is darling. Love the "glass" feel to the jars - well done :) My colour - green all the way baby LOL!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Simply amazing the jars look fabulous!!!

Vanessa said...

Oh, I love your fabby jars, Aimes!!! They look so real! I am sure Kate adores this card!!! HUGS, Vanessa x

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Aimes, this is fabulous! Love the CAS design.

Ann said...

Aimes, I am in LOVE! The colors, that stamp set (one I need to ink more often, BTW), & your coloring are AWESOME!

Dana said...

Oh my gosh Amy! I had just a few mintues so I quickly glimpsed through the bloghop entries and THIS card popped out at me! I had to come say WOW. Your white gel pen work is stellar! It is incredible how 3D it makes those jars look. You are a genius.

Maureen said...

oh, I'll have mine in berry sorbet!! Love the sparkle on this...it really looks like glass!! LOVED this challenge and wish they were all like this so we HAD to use those uninked sets :) Hump day tomorrow!! woohoo!!

Debby said...

Aimes, I love that tower of button jars - they look just like mine! Despite my stash busting tidy up I can't rehome buttons!

Rhonda said...

The pic shows the "glassy" jars so well!! Nice job girly!

Cristina said...

Great details! I've always been smitten with this set, but I've never seen anyone use it. You did it up with a bang! Happy hopping, my dear!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning card, must CASE!!! Pink of course!!

Cathy Weber said...

This is wonderful! I have this set and am absolutely going to case this card. So nice with all those button jars stacked up on top of each other.

Nerina said...

Oh Aimes - this is totally fabby CAS - your style! What starts out looking simple gets more complicated when you spend a moment looking! I can only imagine how long the gorgeous jar deets took - and they really are worth every minute - this is purely gorgeous fun!

Diane Jaquay said...

Too too CUTE! Love those stacked jars, and the shine you've added to them. This is a set I don't own but wish I did!

Peggysuez said...

You did add some nice shading . . .ahh I think these would look nice in some yellows and oranges.

Cammie said...

LOVE, LOVE this card, Aimes! Aren't you little miss smarty pants to add the Glossy Accents--a pefect touch. I can definitely see a set of these in vibrant colors.

lam said...

This is very sweet, love the simplicity

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Aimes this beauty is perfect!! I know Kate is just going to adore it so much. Love how you added touches to those jars in just the right places - so true-to-life and so gorgeous!! I want a birthday card from you next year, hehe!!

Thanks for the super-sweet comment on my blog. You know why inky time has been eluding me so much lately so it really means a lot that you think so much of my creation!! Big hugs!!

lesleyworth said...

fabulous CAS card! love the added shine!

Sharron said...

Wow--this is SO COOL! Your coloring/shading job is just outstanding and the glossy accents make them look so realistic. I definitely LOVE this creation! Oh, and I adore green too. You need to make one in green for us all to see!

Sue Ann said...

I love how clean this card is with just enough shine!!! PERFECT ......

For me it would either be New Leaf or Ripe Avocado depending on the time of year!!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Aimes, I so love your CAS style. You always do such a fab job. I really love this card. Simply beautiful! Hawaiian Shores is one of my favorite PTI colors.

xoxo

Terri said...

Super cute! I especially like how you masked the jars so they stacked on top of each other. I also think it is a great idea to make them in different colors. I would love to see it in hot pink but love the turquoise too!

Dana said...

Yay, the glossy button jars are back!! Love your touches with the gel pen and (not only) color wise, I think this card is just about perfect :-))

Lynn said...

Thinking green for you!!!! I would go with a deep pink for me! Those little button jars are amazing! And you're not alone with this stamps sets you had to have...I have a few in my stash!

Mariah said...

Beautiful! Love the Glossy Accents...nice touch!

Kay said...

I love your use of Glossy Accents on the jars- it made them look very realistic. I love this in Hawaiian Shores, such a gorgeous color!

Karen B. said...

I wouldn't have thought that you had any stamp sets collecting dust! This creation is just absolutely amazing! Love the colors. Love the glossyness.

Kelly S. said...

Love those glassy glossy jars stacked up like that! The shine adds so much pop with your monochromatic color scheme!

Lori said...

this is genius!! Love how you made those jars so realistic. great masking and great color choice!

beckynoelle said...

just beautiful! i love the shading on those jars! you can make me one in simply chartreuse! :)

Jen Carter said...

Love how you stacked those jars!! The highlighting and shading is terrific too!! Super cute!

Huguenot Girl said...

Love the glossy accents on the jars! Great card Aimes! Nx

ChristineCreations said...

What a GREAT card! Fun and so eye-catching

Gayatri said...

Love the glossy accent treatment on the jars. Great CAS card, Aims! Love it :)

Amy Liz Schultz said...

Love the hawaiian shores! Thanks for the great idea for bringing the jars to life! great job!

Jenny said...

Such a cute card! Love this stamp set from PTI ... so cute! :) :) :) :) hugs!

Renee said...

Such an adorable card!
Love the colors...

Tessan said...

So nice card,love love love it. I have to save this and CASE it, that stampset is on my list, now I just HAVE to get it.
Hugs to you

Amy said...

Those jars look just adorable all stacked up like that! Love the monochromatic color as well!

Annheidel said...

Love this! It's a simple design, but oh so striking. CASE, here I come! :)

Rachel Izakowicz said...

This is really cute! I love the colors and that stamp set is adorable. Brilliant idea with the shading & glossy accents. Lovely, as usual x

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Fabulous card! Your usual CAS take and it works so well using this set. I have that one too and maybe have used it once!

jen said...

So FUN! Those jars look FAB with their glossy sheen & highlights!!! :)

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous card Aimes and your pen work and glossy accents really add class to the card.
Hugs
Carol x

Amy Beth said...

Lovely! Great ideas with the gel pen and glossy accents!

Andrea M said...

GF, you know how much I love your cards?!?! WOW! This is just AWESOME! Paper perfection :)

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Great card! Love the glossy accents, too cool!

Chris L.

Monica K. said...

Wow, this is amazing, Aimes!! The jars look so realistic. I love the white shading you added and the glossy accents. Very artistic and well done!

The Hawaiian Shores is gorgeous, and I think a Pure Poppy version would also be stunning too!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

So perfect! I love that when I scrolled to the last picture in the post.....I actually let out an "Ohhhhhhhhhhh". LOL Beautiful job on this card!

Pat said...

Your "glass" jars are too cute. The white on the buttons really makes them pop. I think this card would look great in an vibrant, rich color.

k prakken said...

What a cute card. It makes me want that stamp set. LOL I would vote for Lavender Moon.

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