Welcome to my crafty blog... a "garden" of colourful cards, quilting, sewing projects, knitting...and what ever else happens along the way!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Honey - The Birthday Girl

 This week All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge was to create a birthday card. 
Here's the card I made for my sweet little grand niece who turned 2 on November 10th. She lives in New Zealand (it's spring there) so I thought the C.C. Design's August Honey would be perfect. Such a cute little girl with lots of  "flower power"!!

I started with a variety of Rainbow Sherbet patterned papers from Stampin'Up and added some of the solid card stock in Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore and Apricot Appeal. Honey was coloured with my copic markers and even though I don't have a lot of colours I did try to use the three main ones from the papers on her clothing and accessories. 

After colouring Honey I carefully cut her out and attached the image to a piece of oval dotted paper. This was matted onto the turquoise paper and then sewn with my machine for added detail.The larger printed paper was mounted onto Apricot Appeal and sewn as well - then applied to the turquoise card base.

I used matching buttons tied with scrapper's floss ( the floss was coloured with copics).
A small flower punch was used to create 3 turquoise flowers that were attached to the apricot flower and held together with a brad. A small pearl was added to Honey's hair accessory.

Turquoise ribbon and a small sentiment panel  (Papertrey Ink) finishes the card front .

I wanted to co-ordinate the inside of the card, so I added a bit of 'grass' to the bottom of the card and then added more punched flowers in the various colours. Stickles were used to create the flowers' centers. 

I found the birthday poem on the internet, and printed it in a matching colour. Finally I sewed the inside panel to the card base - all ready for sweet little Mattie!

Card Details:
Stamps: C.C. Designs August Honey; Papertrey Ink Just the Ticket
Inks: Memnto Tuxedo Black; Close to My Heart  Garden Green & Ocean.
Papers: Stampin'Up Rainbow Sherbet designer papers and Cardstock.
Other Supplies: Stampin'Up Fresh Favourties I buttons, Scrapper's Floss; ribbon; brad, mini pearl, copic markers; Creative Memories oval cutting system; sewing machine; Stampin'Up Boho Blossom punch; EK Success border punch; EK success flower punch; Stickles; Prima flower.


Lorraine said...

Oh this is just adorable! Lovin all the details - the inside and the stitching too! I bet she loved her card!

Denise said...

Copic markers are at the tippy-top of my Christmas list! Your coloring is great - I just love her little cheeks! And the inside? SO cute!

Emily said...

Oh, cute! I am jealous because I didn't buy the rainbow sherbet... and then it retired! LOL!

Kristii said...

Sooooo very cute!!! I love that image and your coloring is fantastic!

Risa said...

What a super cute card!!! Your image is beautiful and your details are fab! Thanks for joining us at ATS!

Jill said...

Hi Karen, what an adorable card! So sweet, such attention to detail--I'm sure your niece will love it! I especially like how you colored the scrapper's floss with Copics to match!

Sue Plote said...

Very cute. I love the way you finished the inside!

Chris said...

THAT is adorable! So sweet, and thoughtfully made.

Stephanie said...

Karen, this is just beautiful. All the elements you put together......buttons, sewing, markers, internet poem in matching colors.....are just amazing! I now want to be your grand niece....lol

Kristin said...

this is so cute!! love it!