Girly Birthday

You never can have enough birthday cards, right? I found this gorgeous vintage digi at Create with TLC a while back. After using it in the Queen for a day card I shared in an earlier post, I couldn’t resist using it again. I just loved the spring look of the image and decided to use that ”flower garden” feel in my color choices for this card:

I used CPS sketch #170:

I colored the images with watercolor pencils and a blending pen. I learned a lot about blending, shading, and highlighting with this image. I also used a new tip for coloring digis. I had experienced a lot of frustration with the black printer ink running when I used my blender. For this image, I gave it a good shot of hairspray and then dried it with my heat gun before coloring. That made a big difference in sealing off the black ink and also seemed to make the paper a little more resistant to ”pilling” if I went over it too much with my blender. Find the free sentiment here: http://www.lets-make-greeting-cards.com/make-your-own-birthday-cards.html I cut the image and doily shape with Spellbinders dies. The lace is cut with a Martha Stewart border punch. The corner details were made with a Fiskars punch. Thanks for having a look!

– Heather

Challenges I’d like to enter this card into:

Day 11 of the CPS 5th Anniversary Celebration, Sketch #170http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/2012/02/cps-5th-anniversary-day-11-with-jennie.html

Favourite Color: http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/  (lime green)

Letter B: http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ (birthday, butterfly, bow)

Use Your Stash: http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ 

Card for a Female: http://thepoodlesparlour.blogspot.com/ 

Patterned Papers: http://www.lilypad.inlinkz.com/ 

Layers: http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ 

Flower Power: http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com 

Celebrate: http://karensdoodleschallengeblog.blogspot.com 

Double Down: http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.com/ 

Color Challenge: http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/ 

Anything Goes: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ 

Anything Goes: http://shellysimagesblog.blogspot.com/ 

Anything Goes: http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ 

Anything Goes: http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com 

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18 thoughts on “Girly Birthday

  1. stunning card, love that image you have used, perfect colours for the vintage look

    Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour this time. Good luck

    Sylvia xx

  2. Thanks for joining us on our “Anything Goes” challenge at Shelly’s Images. Your girly card is really very pretty!Good luck!
    Love Jen
    Shelly’s Images DT

  3. Your card is so pretty. The image is sweet and your layout suits it perfectly!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Favorite Color/Embellishment Challenge!

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