You Glow Girl

Friday, May 17, 2013

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am! We've got a big 25th anniversary celebration going on at church tonight, and my daughter is having a skating birthday party on Saturday (her birthday is actually July 5, but it's almost impossible for her to have a party in the middle of the summer with everyone on vacation, so we're celebrating early this year.) On top of that, school is out for the summer this coming Wednesday, so everybody is happy around my house! :)

My DD had a fantastic 3rd grade year, breaking the school record again in Accelerated Reader points, and exceeding expectations in every area on the standardized tests given at the end of the year. We are always so proud of her, and I made this card to give to her after Awards Day next week. She likes all my cards, but she especially likes the colorful ones, so this one should be perfect.

The sunflower was stamped in a light tan color so I could try my hand at no-line coloring with my Copics. I've attempted this kind of coloring before, without much success, but I did okay with this one. For the center of the flower, I added teeny little black pearls with a Pearl Pen. After I fussy cut the sunflower, I adhered it to the green circle, lifting up the top edge with layers of crimped cs. The sentiment is heat embossed.

There is a little bitty ladybug stamp in the Sunflowers stamp set, and I couldn't resist using it. I stamped it onto red cs, cut it out, then coated it with Glossy Accents. It almost looks like a real ladybug on the card.

Here's a look at the layers of the card, including the partially popped up flower.

I love this quote, and it seems so fitting for the occasion. ;)

Well, that's it for me for a few days. Thanks for stopping by, and go have yourself a fantastic weekend!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve May 2013 Week 1 Sketch Challenge (VLVMay2013)
Color Throwdown #242
Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: A Little Paper
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Flower Power


Stamps: Sunflowers (Flourishes); Follow Your Heart (Impression Obsession)
Paper: Hello Summer (Echo Park); Journeys (Kathy Davis)
Ink: Copics; Distress; Memento; Versamark
Dies: Classic Rectangles Lg & Sm, Std. Circles Lg, Classic Scalloped Circles Lg
Accessories: Daisy edge punch (Martha Stewart); Zigzag Chain edge punch (EK Success); Glossy Accents); embossing powder (Ranger); pearls (Prima); Pearl Pen; sewing thread
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Cheryl said...

Love it Cheryl! Bold colors, beautiful sunflower and I love your scalloped edge and those blue pearls....hope you have a great weekend, sounds busy!

Shelby said...

Beautiful card and I'm sure your daughter will just loooooove it


Maria said...

Big congrats to your daughter for having an excellent school year! I'm sure you're very proud of her! And, how sweet to make her this colorful beautiful card! Love the flower and awesome lady bug...looks so REAL! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Sandra said...

What a colorful card! Love all the flowers. And the sentiments are so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Jessi Fogan said...

I am loving this gorgeous card, but even more the reason for it! Congrats to your little smartie :)

Heather Jensen said...

This is super cute! I love your fun papers. :)

Heather Jensen said...

I forgot to say congrats to your daughter. I can tell you are so very proud of her. :)

Debbie said...

Beautiful!!! Your coloring is wonderful!! Love that lady bug!!

Leslie Miller said...

I've tried this light stamping without much luck, but yours looks absolutely wonderful! It looks almost like a sticker or clip art. Great job, and pretty card. Good for your daughter! I know how proud you must be, and she'll appreciate the special recognition when you give her this card.

Joy said...

So beautiful, love all the layering.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog