Thursday, March 6, 2014

Birthday Girl

I decided to make a birthday card with this cute image.  Not for a design team project.  Not for an upcoming craft fair.  Just because.  How fun!  :)  The image was colored with copics then the headband, dress and gem were given some attention from a Wink of Stella clear brush pen.  The gem was also covered with Glossy Accents.

I couldn't decide which doily die to I used them both.  They are by Cheery Lynn and I think they are so pretty.  The background layer was embossed with a 5 x 7 embossing folder and everything else layered on top.  The flowers on the sentiment panel also received some attention from the Wink of Stella pen.  A ribbon and bow add the finishing touch.

Here's my tip for Top Tip Tuesday:  Use your alcohol based markers (i.e. Copics) to color clear rhinestones for perfect coloring matching to your image.  Using multiple coats, and allowing a brief drying time between coats will deepen the color.  I used two coats of R85 on the pink rhinestones on this project.

For the inside of the card I used my Punch plus Emboss corner punch on the mat and the writing panel.  I think it's such a feminine look.

Cardstock:  Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Neenah Solar White, Creative Imaginations
Patterned Paper:  Prima (Madeline 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps:  Robyn's Fetish (She's a Gem digi), Stampendous (Birthday Wish clear stamp set), Hero Arts (Special Birthday wood mount stamp)
Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black)
Copics:  Skin (E00, 11, R20), Eyes (YG03), Hair (E29, 35), Dress (R81, 83, 85), Shoes (N3, 7), Gem (BG10), Shadow (N0, 1, 3)
Tools/Embellishments:  Cheery Lynn Dies (English Tea Party, French Pastry), Spellbinders Dies (Standard Circle Large and Small, Petite Oval Large, Petite Scalloped Oval Small), Spellbinders M'bossabilities embossing folder (Splendid - side B), Zig Wink of Stella pen (clear), Glossy Accents, flowers (Recollections), gems (The Paper Studio), ribbon (Michael's Celebrate It!)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile it On Challenge #9 - Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright (I chose sweet/soft)
Craft Your Passion - Birthday
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 122 - Doilies
Just B Creative Crazy - Just Because (anything goes)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #141 - 3-2-1 (3 flowers, 2 doilies, 1 bow)
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - 3, 5 or 7 {3 flowers, 3 main colors (pink, mint, brown), 7 gems (girl is holding one and 3 in 2 different corners)}
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #300 (PWC300) - Lots of Layers
Milk Coffee Challenge  - Emboss It (wet or dry)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 249 - Mother's Day/Female
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #311 - What a Gem
Crafty Ribbons #79 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Clips-n-Cuts - Inklinz Link-up Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a good weekend.


Elaine Stark said...

A very sweet image. Lovely card and a great tip. Thank for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Unknown said...

Beautiful! love the image.

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous creation, thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

meine-bastelarena said...

Gorgeous card. The image is colored so beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

shulsart said...

Adorable birthday card, Stephanie, wonderful mix of dies, colors and embellishments. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Alycia said...

Oh, that little lady is so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Pile It On. :) -Alycia

Amy Voorthuis said...

Stephanie, your card is so cute love the lady and the colors and placement of the doilies you've nailed our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs thank you so much for playing with us this week and good luck hugs Amy

Irina Gerschuk said...

Oh, what a beautiful and sweet project!!! Love the layered doilies so much)))
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card.Lovely details and your colouring is fabulous.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Rebecca Hoy said...

Such a cute a pretty image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this week. Rebecca x

La Vikinga said...

Hi Stephanie!

Great card and thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Ribbons this week! Welcome back tomorrow for a new challenge.

La Vikinga / DT at Crafty Ribbons

Deena said...

Thanks for joining in the 3-2-1 challenge at Shopping our Stash! Loving all the layers on this card! Those doilies are great too!

Anonymous said...

Cute card love the Bow thats perfectly tied too!
Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Annette said...

Beautiful card, and fab tip too. I do this on pearls and seam binding to get the shade that I want!
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Crafty Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
ABC Christmas,
As You Like It,
Pink Gem Designs,
The Stamp Basket, and


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