Friday, April 20, 2018

8th Birthday Card



Today is my DGD's birthday and I've sent her this card to help her celebrate. Her favorite colors are purple and pink, so I've used them here with a little touch of blue to balance things out. The cake image is a dollar stamp I've had for eons, and I stamped it on a water colored panel, then die-cut it with a Lil Inker stitched rectangle, and matted it with black. I colored the cake with glaze pens, fluorescent Copics, and some golden stickles to add sparkle to the candles. The word HAPPY was done with an Echo Park Happy Easter die, while the birthday was done with a Gina Marie Designs Birthday die. The blue Lawn Fawn plaid dsp panel was hand cut and I added some lavender and aqua enamel stars from TE. The pink twine was from my stash, and the number 8 was cut with my Quickutz die and matted with a punched 1/2" circle. The purple card base is by Lawn Fawn.

I'm entering the following challenges:

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Sparkle & Shine

Seize the Birthday - Vibrant Colors

the Snippets Playground #324 - use snippets

Thanks for being patient with me and my not-so-frequent posts of late. I'm still dealing with knee issues that have slowed me down big-time. Hopefully this will be resolved soon! Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

15 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Carol, surely your DGD (Granddaughter, I tought...) will love this card, fabulous colours and the inked panel is just delightful! Love the detail of the enamel stars and that cute pink twine make the card so sweet! Well done on colouring the stamps with the sparking candles!
Hope that your knee is going better... Hugs and fingers crossed for it!

Liz said...

Such a pretty card, Carol, perfect for an 8 year old who loves pink and purple. I'm sure your granddaughter was thrilled to receive it. xx

cotnob said...

A fun Birthday card Carol, a super image and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful fun birthday card and those are fantastic colors too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am sure your DGD will cherish this card and all the love and thought you used to create it. The bright colors look fabby!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card for your little GD.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Tracy Freeman said...

I just know this card will be cherished, such a lovely design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great weekend x

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! perfect for an 8 year old, I suspect, she will be thrilled silly with this. Such pretty colour combo.
Faith
x

Janice M said...

Perfect card for an 8 year old girl! Love the sparkle and I'm sure she loved it too! Hope your knee feels better soon.

Wendy said...

Goodness, I don't know how I missed this pretty card when I was visiting the other day. So sorry! It is so cute and just perfect for your granddaughter, Carol! I love the colors, your watercoloring and how you created the diecut sentiment! WTG! So cute! :)

Colleen said...

A effect card for an 8 year old... she will love all your gorgeous colors and that cake looks so yummy! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Barb said...

What a very pretty card Carol and the colours are lovely. Barbxx

Darnell said...

This is so fun and festive for an 8-year-old, Carol! They love lots color and pattern and stars!! I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers that your knee issues are resolved soon! xxoo Hugs, Darnell

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Beautiful work

Di said...

Wonderful card Carol - your GD will totally adore it - the little personal details are always special.

I do hope your knee improves!

Hugs

Di xx