Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A blushing 21st Birthday Card

2nd post for the day ... Hmmm 
I can now understand why my desk is such a mess!

I was asked by a friend of my mums if I could make her a card for her nephews 21st Birthday.  Gladly, of-course I accepted!  All she could give me to go on was boy, 21st and he is a bit of a computer geek/nerd.  I have been wanting to try something a little 'oh la la naughty' and being that the recipient is a little computer geeky, the Computer Nanny web message when the kids are trying to view something they shouldn't just kept coming to my mind. So... I just had to make the jump and get me a Kenny K digital download and  Carmen Electrafying  I thought was perfect for the naughty Oh La La girl!

I have also stepped outside of my box a little with this one and I colored Carmen digitally in Paint.Net (a free paint-shop program that I do all my editing in).  I am really wrapped with how well she turned out and I have given her a coat of dimensional magic to give her the more real life appearance. 

I do admit I did blush a little with this one, especially as Chloe all day long kept on pointing at Carmen and saying 'Oh look mummy, wow mummy your pr-e-tt-y!'.  <---- Yeah right! maybe 15 years ago pre children!  Still it was a great little boost to my confidence and did bring smiles all day long  lol.  Carmen also reminds me a lot of my little Miss Chloe, although she is only 3, she is a girl who already knows the power of being a woman and what she can get with it by flashing her smile and batting her eyelids!  Personalities are amazing even it that age!  Lucky I will always have my little Miss Emilie as the innocent child *mummys girl*

 The front.

 When you open the card. 

 Image close up.

 When you lift the image flap.

When the card is standing on show.

I love the grunge distressed papers I used (will have to get more of it!) as it worked so well with the image.  I added some buttons with twine knots on the front and I just love the chain so much I really wanted to work it in the embellishments as well as the image.  Being a 21st I could not resist not adding the key charm on the chain and adding it to her hand.  Makes me nervous just thinking of trying to grab it from her hehehe :)  

I can not wait to send this image to Ben in a card!  And I know a few other men friends who are sure to blush with major grins on their face when they see her.  Carmen doesn't strike me as a women who would tire easily but I am sure going to try and wear her out a little *naughty me*.

Thank you for dropping in on me,
and I hope you like what you see!

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Top Tip Tuesday - Something beginning with "T" - Twine / tease / Twenty-One (1/3) **EDIT Made Top 3
The Crazy Challenge - Beautiful Women (1/2) ***EDIT made top 3
Stamps R Us - There was a little girl - WAS being the keyword (1/2)
Card Cupids - Cards for Boys (-)
Crafty Catz - Add a charm - The key (1/1) 
Pixie Dust Studio - Use a number or gears - 21st (-)
The Sisterhood of Crafters -  Masculine Birthday/Anniversary (1/3)
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19 Treasured comments:

Miss Emerald said...

Great idea, very original! Congratulations and good luck!

aqualeiga said...

This is WICKED Leesa, and absolutely FAB for a 21st card! Love it!

Hugs, Ali x

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..Love it! You could also add "tramp stamp" for that tattoo as well. ;)
From one military wife to've made a truly wonderful and original birthday card that this young man is sure to remember! ;)
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge.
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh LOVE your card, awesome job! really fun, love the Error message! and you T's are Great TOO, Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge, hope to see you next time,hugs Samantha:0)

Anonymous said...

p.s I see Three buttons too! thehhee


Fabulous card great image ,thankyou for joining us at CRAFTYCATZ this week,
Hugs Dianne xx

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is a great card, I am sure they all enjoyed it :) Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

Erin said...

So funny, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust.

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous so funny too!.........:) Sandra H

Janette said...

Hi Leesa, Your card is just brilliant, I love the warning sign, just fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Juliet A said...

This is hysterical! I wouldn't be surprised if it gets a few stains on it after the party.

TannyP said...

What an awesome idea! Love the warning and the awesome coloring. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge =)

Micki said...

Wow, not only is the card gorgeous in a masculine way, the coloring is awesome (I could never ever color it that well digitally) but THAT is ingenious the front. What a great idea...... and I can totally totally relate...... awesome card.
Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sisterhood of Crafters for our masculine birthday/anniversary challenge.

LaJanette said...

LOVE IT! Super awesome! I think you are right any man would blush upon receiving this card and of course would give it a good second and third look:)

Thanks for joining the fun at Top Tip Tuesday :0)


Caroljenks said...

Fantastic card - Love it! The warning on the front is great :)

Carol x

Caroljenks said...

Oh, forgot to add.....

...Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x

darling Ho said...

Sorry for late to comment.
oh! Wow! This is so sassy!! And very special design!
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~CCH-DT

Dawn said...

Dunno how I missed this one Leesa, she's a real hottie tottie! lol!
Well done!
Dawn xx

Collette said...

Oh My! When I clicked on this chickie w/the tramp stamp and got your header, I thought I clicked on the wrong one, lol. FUN story - thanks for sharing how you came about creating the card - and the card - wow! love all the detail ... from the coloring info to the chain ... such a fun one ... that computer nerd better appreciate this one, lol, that's for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us! This gave me a good laugh!

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