Monday, April 29, 2013

Birthday Wishes...

Mornin' friends!

Sorry about my absence yesterday. My mom has experienced some uncommon complications after her gallbladder surgery and had to be readmitted to the hospital. She is doing much better now but they want to keep her for the week to make sure no infection spreads. Needless to say the unexpected trips to the hospital once again are taking precedent over most of my crafty fun time. 

Even though it took me a couple days of popping in and out of my crafty room, I did manage to make a card for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge. They want to see heat or dry embossing on a card which really inspired me to pull out my heat gun and some embossing powder... tools that often get neglected by me. I had recently stumbled across the KK Three Wishes set which I guess was released last summer during all the craziness I had going on so I was completely unaware of its existence. But once I saw it, the genie and fortune teller where too fantastic to pass up. With all of her gold coins I knew that the genie would be perfect for this challenge because I could use gold embossing powder to make the sentiment coordinate. As I was putting everything together I even took it a step further by adding gold embossing along the edges of some of the paper strips as well. It doesn't show up great in the photo unfortunately but in person this card really sparkles and shines. :)
I did do a tiny bit of altering by wiping away this genie's hooked nose and drawing in a petite looking one, which helped to make the rest of her features appear more delicate. Just the look that I wanted for this magical birthday card.

Alrighty, I'm not going to make any promises on when I'll post next... it just all depends on my crazy schedule. So I'll see ya when I see ya!    
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- K&Co (paisley), Basic Grey (solids)
stamps- Kraftin Kimmie (Three Wishes set), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox chestnut roan, Versamark embossing
Martha Stewart gold embossing powder
Kaiser Craft gems
Sakura clear glaze pen
Sharpie white marker
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, R00, R20, W3
hair- B14, B37, B39, BV29
eyes- E57, E59, BG000
clothes- Y13, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y38, YR24, YR27, G0000, YG41, BG10, R24, R29, R89, R000, R00, R20, R81, R83


Heidi Brawley said...

We LOVE your card!! OMG it is Super Cute!! I had to copy and paste your link of this to the Kraftin Kimmie facebook page to show it off!! Your mom will be back on our prayer list! We wish her a speedy recovery!!! Have a wonderful week doll!
hugs,Heidi & Brooke

Lau W said...

Hope your mum is well now, i think of her and of you my friend.
Your card is very pretty, as always !

Julie D. Richards said...

I've been so concerned about you and your mom. She's in the right place right now, but I wish she was home. Sending her many get well wishes. Keep us updated.

Love your card. What an adorable image this is. Of course your change to the image is perfect.

Juls said...

Love this !!! Hugs Juls xxx

Leanne said...

Pretty cool card Amy! Looks awesome!

I am so sorry to hear that your mom was back in the hospital. She's still in my thoughts and prayers each night and I will pray extra hard that she's feeling much better and able to come home.

take care!

Billie A said...

Sorry to hear your moms back in the hospital but glad to know she's doing better and it's best to make sure she's ok before releasing. Know it's extra stress on you. Been there done it with both parents. never easy. Hugs to you.
Love your card, the darling blue hair is perfect. As always your cards are such a joy to see. You are awesome at cutting out and placement. Love it.

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card.

I hope your mom gets well soon.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Gorgeous card!