Monday, August 12, 2013

Happiest Wishes On Your Birthday Card

Here's a fun little card I put together for a young girl.  I wanted something bright and fun with some sparkle.

The image is from Saturated Canary, her name is Starla.  She's a digital image.  I'm not sure if she's also available in a rubber stamp or not.

I liked the image, but she is originally holding a wand with a mustache on the end and I didn't care for that so I changed it to a star.  I did this by cutting off the mustache and stamping a separate star from Sp & Company's Lucky Day set.  When  I glued my girl to the patterned paper I attached the star too.

She is colored using Copics, but I apologize I didn't write down the colors when I worked on her.  I used Yellow Stickles on the wand and Diamond Stickles all over the stars on her face and shirt as well as the polka dots on her leg warmers.  I spent a considerable amount of time fussy cutting her so that the patterned paper would show around her.

The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny's Ambrosia 6 by 6 pad.  I cut it to 4 by 5 and 1/4 and mounted it on the vanilla card base.

The metal row of embellishments is by Mark Richards and is called Nailheads.

The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up's Happiest Birthday Wishes.  After I stamped it I trimmed the cardstock to fit it perfectly, then rounded the corners, and finished off with Diamond Stickles all around it.

That's it!  Most of the time was spent coloring and cutting so everything else was quick and simple to show off the image.  I'm still not confident about my coloring, but I do enjoy it very, very much.  I find that since I enjoy fussy cutting that really helps because I can have color bleed outside the lines and then just cut the evidence of that away without having to try and push the color back into the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by friends!  

I'm feeling well and getting my crafty mojo back.  Fingers crossed that continues.  I've been on a very restrictive diet for about a month and I think it's made a big difference for my health .  I believe that I have food sensitivities contributing to all my health issues.  So, I paid for some testing and have been working with a dietician and think I am really seeing results.  Yay for that!  I'm going to try to start posting regularly again, and if I'm still feeling well in a few weeks I figure it would be safe to start some new video series stuff I've been planning :)  *Fingers crossed*


Lisa said...

This is adorable!! What a sweet image and you colored her beautifully!! Love the gems along the side!! I'm glad you are feeling better!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

I'm so pleased that you are feeling much better Amber, and yes I too believe that diet plays a big part in our health, so here's hoping that you and your dietician can get to the root of the problem.

Lovely card today, gorgeoud image and fab colouring, Hugs Kate x

Norma said...

I'm so happy to hear you are doing much better:) Your card is so cute and she is so adorable. Have a fantastic week!

Missy said...

Glad to hear you are getting better & things under control! Very cute card, I love the purple & aqua and the row of bling, I'm sure she will LOVE it!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

She is so sweet! Love the nailheads! Carri~Abusybee

~Tammy~ said...

Super cute card! Love the papers too!

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful and adorable, Amber. I love the background paper and image.

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply adorable, love the coloring and the great details on the card!