Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Celebrate Big!



I have another child's birthday card to share with you today.  This time it's for one of my great-nephews.  I used the same balloon stamps as I did on the card yesterday; this time I colored them with Copics and embellished them with a white gel pen.  They have DMC floss strings.  I have a little elephant being carried away with them today and they frame a shaker card. I heat embossed his "new number" on one of the balloons and used my white gel pen for lots of faux stitching.  I would have like to have colored a balloon orange to bring out the orange in the paper but my Copic collection is deficient in the oranges.


The sequins in the shaker are irridescent.  While they look pink from some directions, they look green from others.  When I decided to use them, I was looking at them from the green angle.  LOL  I used patterned paper to make a grassy area for the elephant.


Inside are more balloons.  Again, these are colored with Copics and embellished with a white gel pen.  A black gel pen was used for the balloon strings and bows.  Two sentiments and more faux stitching complete the interior decorating.

Supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections (kraft), Georgia Pacific (white)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Stamps (all clear stamps): V's Sweet Ideas (Birthday Wish - balloons), Simon Says Stamp (unknown name - "4"), Mark's Finest Papers (Celebrate Big - two interior sentiments), Fiskars (Teeny Tiny)
Ink: Versamark, Memento (Tuxedo Black), VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Copic Markers (Y11, 13, 17; B21, 23, 26; G03, 07, 09; R20, 81, 83, 85; R22, 24, 27, 29; V04, 06, 09; N01, 03, 05; 100)
Tools/Embellishments:  My Favorite Things Die-namics (Wavy Edge), Spellbinders Dies (Circles Large), DMC floss, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen, Sakura Gelly Roll black gel pen, sequins (unknown (I lost the tag), Cousin Corp glass bugle beads

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Outlawz Color Challenge - Colors of the Irish flag (orange, white, green)
Pile it On Challenge #59 - Use Green
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - B is for... (birthday, boy, balloons)
Craft Your Passion Challenge #252 - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal Challenge #214 - Take Your Pick (Green, Die Cut, White)
Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #212 - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #192 - Counting on You
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #363  - Die Cuts and Punches
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #236 - Green
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenge #86 - For a Child
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #99 - Numbers

Thanks for stopping by to visit today.  Please come tomorrow for a new Word Art Wednesday challenge.

9 comments:

Tamie said...

Awe, I am loving this image and the way you used the green paper in it. The white stitched lines are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Green Challenge.

Tamie DT

Bonnie Taylor said...

What a cute card! I love shaker cards, and yours is fantastic. Thank you so much for playing along at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges:)
~ Bonnie (DT)

Chris D. said...

This is such a wonderful shaker card! Love that you have the inside sentiment showing through! Great coloring on the balloons and elephant! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

aussie aNNie said...

Such a cute image on this beautiful card for our challenge, "for a child" this time at Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenges....thanks so much for sharing with us.x
{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

Marsha said...

Oh so cute! Love the faux stitching and all those cute balloons. You are really inspiring me to make a shaker card! Thanks so much for entering this darling card in the Kraft Journal challenge.

Danoesja said...

Your card is so cute, the bright colours make you happy.
Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

soapHOUSEmama said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

craftybunny said...

What a super card for a young child.So sweet and full of fun.Love the shaker element.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next time.
Lisa x

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

LOVE the balloons!! And I also love how you continued the design to the inside as well! Nicely done! Congrats on being a top three winner over at the Kraft Journal!
Nina-Marie :)

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