Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Age appropriate

     What does that mean?  LOL  They say you're only as young as you feel. Welllll..sometimes I feel pretty darned old and other times I feel like a kid (my body won't let me act like one though LOL).
For these two girlfriends from Art Impressions it means a night out on the town.

     The card was made using a recent tutorial posted by Jennifer Maguire for an Inside Shadow Box card and AI's Crazy Friends set.  The birthday cake on the front of the card comes from the Sunny Shades set.  
     I used my stitched rectangle dies to cut out the opening and then created a background for the party girls with a city scape die, some Distress inks and a little white paint splatter.  The ladies were fussy cut and added to the top of the frame.

     If these two look familiar it may be because you saw them at CHA last January or on the videos Art Impressions shot there.  I colored them up for an emergency display card and sent the images via email to AI so they could create cards for the show.  Their version was awesome so here's mine..
     Happy Wednesday all!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Union Square", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Crazy Friends" and "Sunny Shades Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Blueprint Sketch and Dusty Concord Distress inks
Tools--Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies, Paper Smooches Super 2 die
Miscellaneous--Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen


Tracey T said...

Wow, Tracy - this is fabulous! Love the cityscape background and your growing-older-disgracefully ladies! Hope all is well with you xx

Nancy said...

hahaha That's just fantastic, Tracy! What a great card! The inside is such a fun surprise, and those girls look crazy fun! lol :o)

Pauline said...

WOW! Tracy this is awesome! I love everything about the card - so much detail, such a fabulous card for a friend! Have a wonderful day, hugs,

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, this is a hoot! not only is it a great sentiment, but what you created on the inside just cracks me up. :)

hope you are feeling better. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Pennie said...

OMG! I love these cards!

KimCreate said...

So fun that the big image is on the inside. I'm going to have to try Jennifer's tutorial for that style card. Your images are the best!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a fun card, I love the idea of having the shadow box part on the inside and fabulous colouring as always.

Marilyn said...

What a fun and fabulous card! I would love to be present to see the recipient open this up.. I love it!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh WOW!!! I LOVE this! Fantastic design and the colouring is second to non! I like those shadow boxes and this one has the coolest surprise inside! I can agree with you on the way we feel sometimes... In my head I'm still only 30 but heck my body doesn't agree! Still I am so lucky that I can now move about freely having had a year of pain. Have a good week my friend

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ahhhhh! This is SO FUN!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Omgosh, brilliant!! The outside of the card made me smile all on it's own, and then what a fun surprise to see the inside! Stunning coloring on those two sassy ladies. And I LOVE that night time skyline!!

CherylQuilts said...

LOL! Oh, Tracy, these gals could be right out of South Florida here! What a hoot and such a fun card! Love the front with the candled cake...haha! But the gals inside are a riot with the amazing night-time sky! WOW! I love it and giggled!! Hugs!