Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy Birthday to Rick…Blog Hop

ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

I hear some crazy Hungarian, by the name of Frederick,
is turning
54
 
today!!!

If you got here from Lisa’s awesome blog, then you’re in the right spot! If you just happened here and want to hop along in order, you can go back to the ODBD blog where there’s the entire list.

The hop will run from 8am EST, Jan 9 to 8pm Jan 11.
Leave your comments during that time, there will be one blog that’s ‘hot’ and they will choose one person to receive a $20 gift certificate towards stamps at
Our Daily Bread designs!!!

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I’ve had the pleasure…and I use that term lightly!!!, of working with Rick {husband to Kelley}, both at shows and at their home and ODBD shop. I say that because Rick is a ‘kidder’ Shiftyand likes to tease! But I give back about as much as he dishes out!Who me?

Rick is Mr. ODBD (he’ll get me for that one later!!)
At shows he’s the muscle behind getting the carts set up, runs the register and basically makes up techniques as he explains how cards and certain projects are done {a private joke… another one I’ll hear about later!! lol} ! He wears many hats at home with the business as Kelley tries to keep him in line. Winking smile

He’s a good cook too!!

This picture is several years old, from the Cincy show.  He’s MUCH older now!!RickWorking

Rick drives The Beast that pulls their huge trailer to the shows, so I had to use the new set, Special Boy, for this Diorama card! Rick also loves the ocean, so I combined it with The Mighty Sea. For the frame on the front, I used Ironworks Borders, my stamp positioner and only inking one corner and stamping. Then I filled in with the flourish from Brocade Borders, and hand cut the opening.

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ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

I used Tropical Beach and Shells by Mudd Puddles for added texture. The scene is colored with Copics, white gel pen, some inks and acrylic paints.

ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

ODBD SpecialBoy, The Mighty Sea, Ironworks Borders, Mudd Puddles

Can you hear the roar of the surf??!

Well, Rick, I hope you’ve enjoyed your Birthday hop thus far! Looking forward to March, when we can harass each other some more!

Happy Birthday!

Now it’s time to see what
Chris has to share on her fabulous
blog!

Thanks for stopping!

Dawn

87 comments :

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Dawn!! This card is so full of details and eye candy to look at. Love the embossed edges, the brocade frame, your coloring and design of the scene and all the dimension. Stunning masculine card. Rick will love it! Have a great day!!
hugs,
Chris

Debbi said...

This is amazing! Like the poster above me...the details are spectacular! So glad to have found your blog and ODBD.

Caryn S said...

This is really cool! Love the layers.

Becky said...

wow Dawn, this is fabulous. Love how you used these stamps together.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Dawn this is totally awesome!!! The 54 year old crazy Hungarian is gonna love this!!! Amazing!

Grace said...

Dawn this one just grabs my heart and I know it will Rick's too! It will be sitting right there by the cash register like your tile is in the photo of Rick! :) Awesome choices of ef, frame stamp, texture, coloring... awesome all around and makes me want to pull mine back! LOL! This is a great example of how beautifully all the ODBD stamps can be used together and you did a AWESOME job!!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am totally fascinated by this card. I have not seen the technique used for a card before and your truck just seems to be driving right out of the backdrop.

patriciadavis said...

great card. not sure how you made the beach but it is wonderful.

Angelique Vela said...

Oh, wow! I am floored. This card is incredible.

Rachel Brooks said...

Wow! A whole 3D set-up to get the effect you wanted. It worked, for sure! Can almost feel the gravel under the tires!

Marianne said...

Fabulous card, Dawn. i love how you made the layers. Guess this one wouldn't mail well as a card, would it? Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Wow! What detail. I've never seen this technique before. thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Happy birthday Rick. I know this card will makes you want to go jump in the truck and head to the beach! So pretty, so much work! Blessings, Lisa

RitaR said...

Rick will love this "stunner"! He's going to have to install a shelf to display all the incredible birthday cards!

Teresa said...

WOW!! Very pretty card.

Marsha said...

Oh, my goodness! This is incredible!

Gretchen Wilson said...

If this card doesn't blow Rick mind away, I don't know what would. The detail in this card is amazing. I don't think you missed a thing. Wonderful is all I can add.Great job Dawn.

Sue D said...

Fantastic 3D card and thanks for all the inside info on Rick.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, what a fabulous card. Love all the details. I can hear the waves splashing.
Happy Birthday to Rick

Diana Nguyen said...

Wowser! "Card" is such an understatement - awesome creation! Great details and coloring and imaging...

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

THIS IS AMAZING ALL YOUR HARD WORK PAID OFF. I KNOW RICK WILL LOVE THIS ONE. HE WILL WEAR IT ON HIS SHIRT AT THE NEXT SHOW.... BECAUSE IT IS ALL ABOUT HIM.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK.

Caitiumom said...

Amazing card with o many stamping ideas. Love all the ocean and waves. Perfect image for this time of year.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow is that ever a cool 3-D scene, the truck is so cool coming out of the scene, love all the textures and coloring, just amazing!

Anonymous said...

Your coloring job is good and I mean REALLY good!! So real.
Joyce

Dottie said...

Wow! This card must have taken forever to plan let alone make. It is over the top in a masculine card and I love it. My hubby would be thrilled to receive this.

Mary B. said...

This is great. It really looks 3 d. I love how you mixed the two scenes together and the colors. Awsome!

Sandra said...

very cool card Dawn - do you have tutorial for this technique?
Sandra ltb

Sarosa said...

This isn't just a card, it's a sculpture! Really amazing!

kaybee said...

Cool dimentional card.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is one fabulous card, Dawn! Your diorama is out of this world! I love all the details and sets you used. I don't know about driving the truck on the beach, though. In the beach town where I grew up, that would get you a whopper of a ticket, lol. Ask me how I know. Rick will love this!

Judi said...

An amazing work of art. The details are perfect. Well done!

StampingJudy said...

This is certainly a wow card card. Love the diorama effect!

Jean C said...

Love your card. Great effect!

Christine Harrop said...

What can I say but wow! This is fabulous. Christine.

Kris B said...

Wow!! What a great diorama card! This is stunning! Thanks for sharing.

Leigh Scherzer said...

Such terrific detail, dawn. A true masterpiece.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Super awesome card the attention to details and the colors are Beautiful. love the Techniques. thanks for sharing.

irishgreensue said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn, you really outdid yourself using all these wonderful sets to create this FABULOUS CARD for Rick's big day - I don't think he has changed much at all, even if your picture is a couple years ago - and he is such a manly man - I can see him riding this cool truck across the dunes down at the beach - Totally mind blowing creative genius - that's this card!!

Sabrina said...

Dawn!!! That is just amazing. I love the depth from the diorama - it really makes me feel the truck is driving towards me off that lovely beach. :D - brings back memories of a holiday in Greece when we stopped to help 4 ladies who had driven onto the sand and couldn't get off again. We happened by at just the right time!

ednamburgess said...

Must be Rick has a big truck or loves them. Anyway all the cards are great. Enjoy your special day Rick. Edna

TLady said...

Ooooo!!!!!!! IT'S A DIORAMA!!!!!!! PERFECT for this scene you've created!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!! :) I created a diorama for my hubby's birthday this past year! WHAT A KIDDER YOU ARE!!!!!! LOL (BUT, from what you're telling us, HE DESERVES IT!!!!!!!!! :))I can IMAGINE those "made up" techniques!!!!!!LOL I just started laughing as I read your blog!!!! (What a TREAT!!!!!! ) :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICK!!!!!!!!!!! (Now, to think of SOMEWAY to get Dawn back, huh? ) :)

Jean McGee said...

OOOOO WOOOOOWWWW ! ! ! WHAT a card and allllllllll the detail - ooooooooooooo my.
Jean McGee

christi said...

awesome card. love the diorama. just awesome.

Kenny Dever said...

Oh my goodness...this is total awesomeness. What a super card. You are soooo talented. Your coloring is super and that sand/gravel idea...amazing. Cynthia

Diane said...

Wow, what an awesome card....all the work and all the details...a masterpiece!!

Kat said...

Wow! Sorry to repeat the word that so many others used but, well.... Wow! Love it! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the sand added.

Debbie Erickson said...

Effective diorama! Thanks for all the detail you've added.

Cards By Jan said...

Oh my, my, my, Dawn...What a MASTERPIECE!! wow...there is so much there...and what an fabulous display.. AWESOME!! wow

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,so full details,love it...

Karen said...

You put a lot of work into this card - it's gorgeous!
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Arnette said...

Beautiful! This is awsome.

Anonymous said...

Dawn...that is indeed a "WOW" card!

Happy Birthdy Rick!

Love In Christ,
Veronica

momandmec said...

A Masterpiece!!!! What a beautiful scene you have created!

craftymom205 said...

Cool card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Diorama! Fabulous coloring and combination of stamps! Love how you framed your opening, and the added Mudd Puddles! Can't wait to hear how he explains how your card is made at the shows!

Mandee said...

Really like the way you did the detail. Thanks for sharing.

stampencamper said...

oh goodness; the detail on this is a showstopper and needs to be framed, great blog hop gals

Kathy S said...

Wow - impressive card.

Beverly Vance said...

Amazing card! Thank you for sharing.

Christine said...

This card is an amazing creation, and you make Rick sound like a really fun guy. Maybe he could have a guest spot explaining the technique for this fabulous card! Ha!

Antonella said...

What a great diorama card! So super creative use of textures and layers!!!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Cyndy said...
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Cyndy said...

Ok, this is a show-stopper. I have never made a diorama, but this post made me lick my lips, rub my hands and want to dive right in. Thank you for such a great idea and I love it!

Jan Castle said...

Really Cool card!

Patty said...

OMG..this is fantastic! And I believe I might have met Mr Rick! The only show I've been too was the past
Creative Keepsake Convention in Cincinnati Ohio this past September!! There was a booth featuring die cuts...I remember drooling over them all, and pulled myself away without buying any because I would have broken the bank!!
Happy Birthday Rick!!

LaDawn said...

This card is great. It feels like the truck is just going to jump right out of the computer.

Anonymous said...

Great card!! A real keeper.
Happy B.D. Rick.
mary l.

Sherry said...

Wow! what a geat guy card!! stunning!!

Lucy said...

What an awesome card! So many details-very creative!

Mary Lee said...

What an amazing card! Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

Vicky Gould said...

What a real life card, Dawn. I thought I was gonna get run over! Beautiful work!

Angella D. Crockett said...

This is super cool and creative!!! You are da-bomb!!!! Rick will LOVE this!!! Mwaah!!

Peggy S from OH said...

Wow! This card shouts out all the time, talent, and thought that went into it! what a treasure!

Robyn said...

1 What a brilliant stroke of creativity. Enough to dazzle even the most creative artist!

Anonymous said...

Simply fabulous, Dawn!

-Also Dawn.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow the detail on this project is amazing! Happy Birthday Rick!

Kristy Tyra said...

Such a beautiful diorama card! I've not yet been brave enough to try one. Your coloring is fantastic!

Mary Esther said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card!

"Happy Birthday, Rick!"

sandee said...

whoa Nelly, this is over the top! It's more than a card, it's a diarama!! Gorgeous! Happy Birthday to Rick, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

gurian6 said...

What a beautiful 3D card! It incorporated so many masculine features. Happy Birthday Rick!

gurian6 said...

What a beautiful 3D card! It incorporated so many masculine features. Happy Birthday Rick!

gurian6 said...

What a beautiful 3D card! It incorporated so many masculine features. Happy Birthday Rick!

tammy said...

Dawn!!
What a phenomenal inspiring project!! This is a beautiful masculine labor of love;) I LOVe the dimension , the beautiful elements and the 3D effect:) And now for Rick:
A Happy Birthday to you, A Happy Birthday to you, May you feel Jesus near every day of the year, A Happy Birthday to you , A Happy Birthday to you, And may this be the best year yet!!!!!!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy

Cathymac said...

This is more than a card, Dawn...it's a labor of love and a work of art! What amazing detail and depth you were able to achieve with every meticulous detail! What a wonderful masculine card and tribute to Rick for his birthday!

Sonia said...

Absolutely wonderful card! Looks like he is 4 wheeling it at the beach- what a great way to spend a birthday!

Kelley said...

I like what Cathy said "it's a labor of love"!! So true and such a COOL project!! You are just TOO funny!!! LOL!!! Thanks, Dawnie girl, for being a part of Rick's Hop!!!

Lagene said...

Amazing shadow box! Saw you "cased" on ODB.