Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Birthday Cards Galore!

Wow!  It's been a long time since I've written on this blog.  I've been busy with work (lots of changes, added responsibility, etc), two girls now in highschool, organizing the Burnaby New Westminster Ringette IceBreaker tournament and trying to find time to make some cards and to eventually get back into scrapbooking.

My youngest is playing on the LMRL AA Developmental team with some awesome coaches.  The Head Coach had a great idea, that they girls would celebrate each others' birthdays, and that each player had to write something positive that they admired/liked about the other player.  Fantastic idea - but that means loads more work for "mommy" as Ori is too busy with her schoolwork, and her practices/games.

So here are 4 cards that I have made below for the little miss to give away tonight:

Card 1:

For this card, I stamped Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Isabelle loves Ice Cream, using the Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  I then colored her in using copic markers.

I wanted the background to be soft, so I used chalk and makeup sponges to carefully color in the background.

I then cut out the label from a sheet of pearlescent cardstock using one of the Spellbinders large labels. For the sentiment, I used Penny Black's Sweet Wishes collection and Versafine Deep Lagoon Ink.  When stamping on such a glossy surface, I made sure I left it overnight to dry so that the writing didn't smudge.
I wanted to add some sparkle to the dress, and to highlight the sentiment even more.  I carefully added the Studio G glitter glue over her dress, and outline the label.  It may look a bit clumpy when it is wet, but if you leave it to dry for a few hours, you get this beautiful glittery image.

Card 2:

For card #2, I used another Stamping Bella Stamp - Tiny Townie Bree loves Buttercream.  Same as before, I colored her with Copics and used chalk to color in the background.

I thought the card looked a bit plain, so I used three different shades of pink/lavender VersaColor ink, and stamped the background with a candle stamp from Penny Black's Sweet Wishes collection.  This is where the sentiment also came from, though I stamped it in VersaFine Imperial Purple, and outlined it with a glittery Sakura pen.

Once again, I wanted to highlight certain areas, so used glitter glue on her sash and crown.


Card 3:

This time I used a mermaid theme, using The Greeting Farm Mermaid Anya, and colored her with Copics.  She wouldn't be a true mermaid without jewels so I added craft pearls to her hair.

I then embossed the blue paper using the Crafter's Companion Scruffy Little Cat Bubbles embossing folder.  Using the same blue paper, I cut a circle using the Lifestyle Crafts Circle dies.

The lovely script stamp is from Penny Black's Sweet Wishes collection.

Once again, I used glitter glue to highlight the scaley suit of the mermaid, some of the bubbles and the sentiment circle.

Card 4:

This cutie is The Greeting Farm Birthday Anya 3 stamp.  I colored her with Copics, glittered her dress and hair bows.

I made a pop-out banner using the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Bold Banner die.

For the two Greeting Farm cards, I (fussy) cut the images so that I could pop them out on the card which gives them a bit of dimension.