Sweet Birthday Girl

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hi there! Are you having a good week so far? I hope so! Our air conditioner and the home theater system went out at the same time, so we've been dealing with service techs to try to get it all running again. Sometimes I miss the days of only 4 television channels and a TV that required nothing more than an electrical outlet and maybe a rabbit ear antenna.

In between service techs, I did find time to make my DD a birthday card. ;)

I just love this Chloe stamp. She looks so sweet, and reminds me of my DD. I colored her with Copics, and used a die cut negative to frame her. The frame is lifted off the image with layers of crimped cs, and the image is positioned behind it so that you can still see the little bee buzzing around. The diagonal stripes are Washi tape with Stickles. The sentiment is stamped on a Verve Floral Circle die cut, then popped up over a larger Floral Circle. The bling under the sentiment are Swarovski crystals. They sparkle so much more than other rhinestones.

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The metal charms are on a chain necklace, which is wrapped once around the foam dot behind the sentiment, and the excess is draped over the top of the card and hangs down the back. It is easily removed so that my DD can wear it. One of the charms is a sunflower and the other says "Laugh Often" on one side and "Love Much" on the flip side.

A bit of Stickles sparkle on the red and white flowers. That's Distress Dry Glitter on the blue flower.
On the inside, I added Stickles to part of the sentiment and used red brads as an accent. You can't tell in the photo, but the sentiment panel has a puffy, pillow look. I used 3 layers of crimped cs behind the word, "BIRTHDAY," and glued just the outer edges down. It's a subtle detail, but it looks great IRL. :)

I mentioned last week that I had made 14 fabric-covered boxes for my DD's upcoming birthday party. I've finally gotten all the spray adhesive off nearly everything in my craft room (tip: never use spray adhesive indoors, even with a color catcher box for overspray--it gets airborne, and covers EVERYTHING!), so I thought you might like to see how they turned out.

With the boxes open, you can see that no two are alike.

I also made the birthday party invitations, using a La-La-Land digital stamp. I colored the stamp in my photo editing program, and made the disco ball using the pixelate effect. It's amazing how many tutorials are out there on how to make a disco ball. :)

Well, that's all I've got for now. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches #198 (Twist: use Flowers)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #220: Blue & Green (I used blue & green dp, Washi tape, and flowers)
Verve May Diva Dare: Stars & Stripes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Things with Wings
Color Throwdown #242


Stamps: Chloe (Elisabeth Bell); Blue Skies (Verve); Birthday Sentiments (MFT Stamps)
Paper: Basics (Paper Studio)
Ink: Copics; Memento; white gel pen; Versafine; Distress
Dies: Labels 14 (Spellbinders); Floral Circles (Verve)
Accessories: Washi tape; flowers; Stickles; rhinestones (Swarovski); Glossy Accents; Distress Dry Glitter; brads; Glossy Accents; chain necklace; metal charms; foam dots; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Cheryl said...

Love those flowers & charms, it's lovely Cheryl! And how neat are those fabric boxes?!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl! Love the colors and sweet image! Terrific coloring and embellishments! The party boxes are beautiful!

maria f. said...

Those little fabric boxes are adorable. What a fun idea. I've only used spray adhesive once and it kinda overwhelmed me.

Teresa Kline said...

cute card!

enjoy *~*

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh Em GEE, Cheryl! Those boxes are incredible - sure to be keepsakes for years to come :) Happy birthday to your little girl!
Love your take on the sketch, too - so glad you gave it a spin :)

Maria said...

Wow!!! You've been very busy, Cheryl! The bday card for your daughter is adorable! Love the beautifully colored image and sweet charms! And, those fabric colored boxes are fabulous! Happy birthday to your daughter! Hope she was a wonderful birthday filled with fun!!!

Debbie said...

What a wonderful card for your DD! I love that image!! You've been busy! Those boxes are awesome!!
Thanks for joining us this week at TMS!!

Broni said...

Your birthday card is just adorable! I love how you used the blues and greens in our color challenge! And those fabric covered boxes are awesome!!! I'm so glad you could join us this week for the Timeless Tuesday challenge!

Marisa said...

Lovely striped paper and wonderfully coloured image. Thanks for taking this month's Diva Dare :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Cheryl, this really made me smile..it is so precious! Thank you for using our sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Jenée said...

Such a pretty card, and great use of our sketch. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Melissa Craig said...

Oh Cheryl - this is lovely! She's an adorable image. Now teach me how to color digi images, please. Hope the party is a great success! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Dawn said...

So awesome Cheryl! Love your gorgeous card and the boxes you made for your daughter's birthday are fabulous. Thanks for coming back to visit us this week!

Allison Cope said...

Stunning birthday card Cheryl! Love the hanging charm. Those covered boxes are TOO cute! What a great idea for a party favour! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge".


Leslie Miller said...

Oh. My. Word. Look at you go with your coloring! This is amazing and such a darling image! And the boxes! Such a wonderful collection and so much love put into them. You've been very busy!