Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Big 50 Jackpot

                                                            SECOND CARD
                                                               Inside of Birthday card

I always struggle when it comes to sketches with lots of layers and details.  I worked on this one off and on all day.  Well this is actually the second card for the sketch, the first one is the one with the blue card base.  I wasn't happy with the way it turned out so I made the one on top with the white card base.

                                                                          First Card

I created the Casino Chip in paint (Microsoft computer paint program) and added the pig from "From the Heart Stamps"  Hogs and Kisses PigWit digital stamp in Printmaster. I cropped the pig to a circle and placed him in the center of the chip. The images were colored with Copic Markers and Zip markers for those tiny areas. Isn't he a dapper pig?

Stamps: From the Heart Stamps Slot Machine Birdbrain and Hogs and Kisses PigWit digis. Happy Birthday and the inside sentiment are computer generated.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink pure poppy and white cardstock, Doodlebug Design Take Note paper pad, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frames, 1 1/4 Circle punch, Foam tape, Copic Markers C00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, R24, 27, 29, E00, 04, 50, 93, 95, B05, 06, Y13, 18, Zig Writer Markerspure yellow, Pure Red, and Baby Blue, Scoreboard, Printmaster Program.

 From the Heart Stamps: 

I {heart} Sketches with(out) a tWiSt – Recycling Sketch # 1

Thanks for stopping by, Irene


  1. Irene, I absolutely love this! The poker chip is brilliant! Hamlet looks like such a natural, it's perfect. Thanks so much for sharing iwith us over at From the Heart Stamps this week!

  2. OMG - this is AMAZING - I love how you added the little piggy in that chip - wow - great idea. I'm so glad you shared this with us at From The Heart Stamps. You really used this sketch to it's fullest. If you are on FB, I know the others would LOVE to see it - come check out our group at:

  3. What an awesome 50th birthday design, Irene!! I love your pig chip and slot machine.

  4. Yes, your little piggy does look pretty dapper in his bowtie and surrounded by a sweet 50 jackpot chip, no less! I like both cards, Irene, though I can see why you'd be drawn to the white cb one more. It's just your style. They are both are so creative~

  5. Great card! Such a good use of the stamps! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches – hope to see you again next time!