Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday Cards, Studio 490 Style

In case you don't know, Studio 490 is the name of Wendy Vecchi's line of stamps for Stampers Anonymous, and I love them.  Lately I've been reaching for them more and more when I need to make a birthday card.  I've done two recently that I'm pleased with, one for my SIL, and one for Irene from EWV, who has an early August birthday. (We have a birthday club going on there).
 This is the one for my SIL, and I think she should have received it by now.  I stole borrowed the idea of using bingo numbers from Miz Wendy herself.  Can you tell the birth date is July 26th?  Clever, huh?
Don't know how much you can tell from the photograph, but I really threw it all at the bottle to make it look more glass-like.  First I applied rock candy crackle paint.  That didn't seem to be doing it, so while the paint was still kind of wet, I sprinkled on some UTEE and blasted it with the heat gun.  I think it's fairly glass-like.  Although.....today Wendy had a sneak peek on her blog of a brand new product that will make achieving the look of glass really easy. 

I used the bottle once again, this time in green instead of blue.  I skipped the crackle paint and went straight for the UTEE.  I doubt if you can see it, but I bent the bottle after it cooled for that cracked glass look.
The background is some Core'dinations paper run through my Big Kick in Tim's Dot Matrix embossing folder.
The two very cool brads in the flower centers are brand new from Stampin' Up.  Love the tiny one especially; if you look closely you'll see the two little holes, so it looks like a button.
Something else that Wendy previewed recently has been on my mind, and I've been experimenting.  Maybe tomorrow it will be ready to share......

13 comments:

Nancy Lynn said...

I like both of the cards. Really nice use of the Bingo chips. I also like using a lot of the Idea-ology gears and spinners for flowers. Way too cool Eileen. I love your artwork.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Yep, ditto everything that Nancy Lynn said *smiles*

Tammy D said...

Wonderful!

c.louise said...

Totally rad for sure.

Kerry said...

LOve them! They are great and I think I am beginning to really like those stamps too!

Victoria said...

You rocked it, again!! :)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Eileen what ADORABLE creations girl!!! I just know they were SUCH a hit girl!!

WendyP said...

both cards look FANTASTIC !!! love visiting with you on your blog - always leave with tons of inspiration

Angie Hall Haviland said...

YEAH...FABULOUS Cards, Eileen!!

Lori said...

Well, I'm sure you won't be shocked when I say I love these, and not just because you used Wendy stamps, lol. They're great pieces, the bottle is so cool as a vase. Mmm, just got some of those bingo chips, they're stellar, did you see they're going to make some with little symbols/images in them? Great cards, and now YOU'RE doing teasers? You people are killing me...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, dear.

Carol P

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Nicely done! I'm sure the recipients will love them! :)

Wanda H said...

Very cool!!! I need to make a birthday card and I forgot about and idea like this... thanks so much for reminding me, lol.