Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday Wishes from Your Daughter - DS4J New Release Feb. 22, 2015

Time for a new release again from Digistamps4Joy and have Margy and Riette ever come up with some wonderful new digis for you to drool over. 
My husband's birthday is coming up at the end of the month and my daughter asked me if I could please make her a card to give to her dad. I decided that a Gatefold Easel card would be the perfect type of card for this. I've never done one and thought it would be something unique for my hubby (since he has gotten so many different one's from me over the years lol). 
I made the sentiment myself and traced out the inside of my Gold Ivy Nestibility and then pasted that onto a larger octagon cut with my Gold Ivy Nestibility. I then added a couple of leaf swirls and a border done in a separate dp. To these I added some orange/gold rhinestones I had in my stash. 
For the inside I used Margy's new image Friends? which I thought was the perfect image for a father/daughter card.
I coloured the image with my new Chameleon pens (so please excuse any bleeding as this was only my second time using them) and then distressed around it with my SU ink. I found some feathers that my mom had given me last year in my stash and figured they would make a nice addition to the card. I embossed the brown dp on the front and sides with a plaid embossing folder by Tim Holtz.
I hope that I have inspired you enough to head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the new releases and all of the fabulous creations my team mates have made to delight your senses. 

Thanks for looking ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered: 

Crafty Calender Challenge: February Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #112 - Anything Goes/twist Birthday
Addicted-to-Stamps Challenge: Challenge #88 - Embossing Dry or Wet
Lacy Sunshine: Challenge #52 - Things with Wings
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge #4 - Anything Goes *
One Stitch at a Time: Challenge #231 - Anything Goes w/Birthdays
Scribbles and Scrap: Challenge #38 - Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge: Challenge #218 - Things with Wings

Update: I was a winner at


Margy (DS4J) said...

This is an amazing card! A double-do with an easel inside a gatefold! Fabulous.

Debora said...

Such a special card! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog! Hugs!

Andree said...

A fabulous card and great design. I love the image and sentiment too.
Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh this card is fab! Love the inside. thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight and goodluck. Nikki DT

Unknown said...

Very beautiful! I am sure your husband will love it! I like the colour combo you used and this image is just a perfect match! Thank you very much for sharing your project with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you soon again!

Natasja's Kaarten said...

This card is awesome! I like the easelcard inside And the warm colours you used!

Thanks for joining our " Things with Wings " challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

DT Lacy Sunshine

Patricia St Martin said...

I'm sorry I haven't been around life always gets in the way. I love your changing the look of your blog in the header with that beautiful card. I was looking around some and you have to done some really awesome cards. this one here it looks like a gatefold card and I love what you did to it has a wonderful wood look to it. I love that little Turkey head peeking out from behind the band. The inside is from a wonderful you have been embellishments it with so many things and I love the image you did a great job coloring it and I love the sentiment it is really nice
Your daughter I bet she really like your card. You have a good weekend.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Dewi Lestari said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining at Lacy Sunshine: Things with Wings

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is an awesome card...out , in , and all over! I've never seen a gate fold that when you open it also looks like a modified easel card as well. I would love to know when you got this pattern. The feathers are a fun surprise. I'm always collecting feathers for cards like this but don't have pretty brown ones like yours. Your daughter I know is thrilled and will love giving to her dad on his special day!

Tracy S said...

This is amazing Char! You are so creative and talented. I love all the awesome detail you put into this.

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