Saturday, 25 April 2009

Very Male Birthday


Afternoon all,

I am off to a 50th birthday party tonight. Alexopolous is the surname of the party boy, and of course, that is way too long for any self respecting Aussie, isn't it? He is much better known as Zop....say the long version quickly and you will HEAR it.

Zop is a no nonsense sort of person, so the card I made for him had to be pretty clear cut and without fuss. Zop hails from Launceston in Tasmania and so I thought it fitting that I use this lovely stamp by Lucy of a Tasmanian bridge.

The technique used is gesso resist and I think really suits this stamp. This is so much MORE IRL...a photo doesn't show all the lovely shine from the PearlEx. I so love my PearlEx!

Hope you like it.


Materials
Stamps: Lucy's Bridge, Hero Arts Its Your Day
Inks: StazOn Black
Cardstock: Bazzill, Generic White
Other: Gesso, PearlEx, Brushes, Cuttlebug and Argyle Embossing Folder, Large Blue Brad, 1" and 1 and 1/4" Punches

17 comments:

MrsETaylor said...

I've never used gesso before. Was it a pretty simple technique, because with these kind of amazing results, I'm hoping it's easier than it looks Michelle

Rebecca said...

Zop! I think this is a great card. I think that cuttlebug folder is perfect for a guy's birthday. Great stamp and colors, too! Hope he enjoys it.

Jaspere said...

How could he not love it? It's beautiful.

JazzyH said...

Great masculine card.

stampin abi said...

what a cool card!

Cathleen said...

Wow! What a great card, love the image and the fantastic colors! I love this!

Michelle said...

I said it - and heard the ZOP - LOL Sure he's not Greek? Sounds like a Greek name. Anyway - great card...great for a MAN birthday - love all your great and different techniques.

Martha said...

oh its wonderfu,, he is gonna love it.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Wow, is this a piece of art or a card! Great card for a male. Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Hi, Michelle!

I'm happy to discover your blog. You do great works!

laos348 said...

That is a very cool background - fantastic card!

Nikki said...

Beautiful frameable card!

Angie Williams said...

This is just beautiful!

Jan said...

Handsome card, Michelle! I'm sure Zop will love it!

Jennie said...

This is a great masculine card! I love the image itself... I am sure Zop enjoyed it. Love that name!

Elizabeth said...

Great masculine card! Love the blues!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!