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Saturday, April 28, 2012

FIrst Birthday: Flower Power

My grand neice celebrated her first birthday this spring and I wanted 
to make her a fun and colourful card. C.C. Designs Itzie Inkie Flower Power 
has several images with daisies and little monkeys and this one was the 
perfect choice for Parker. 

The image was stamped onto Bella White paper and coloured with copic
markers and then hand cut. It was attached to a white circle of PTI 
Stamper's Select White that had been stamped with the happy birthday 
sentiment from Tag-Its #1 in Fine Linen ink.

The striped paper is one side of a paper from Fancy Pants. I used the darker red side to cut the frame for the focal image (2.5" Limitless Layers Circles), the mat behind the striped paper and the lettering (Block Alphabet-Lower Case). The frame and letters were actually cut several times and then glued together to create thicker elements. Fine Linen card stock was used for the card base. Three Bella Dots were added to the top left corner.

I wanted to add a bit more dimension to the main image so I re-stamped the daisy, coloured it with copics and then glued only the yellow section of the flower center. This allowed me to curl up the white petal portion of the flower. The flower center was highlighted with some little dots using a clear Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add a little sparkle!

The inside of the card was stamped with some sentiments from Movers and Shakers Sentiments and the single daisy image from the Flower Power set was added. It was cut with an oval die and mounted onto a  Big Scallop Oval mat.

Card Details
Stamps - C.C. Designs: Itzie Inkies Flower Power; 
PTI: Movers and Shakers Sentiments, Tag-Its #1
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black; PTI: Pure Poppy, Fine Linen
Papers - PTI:  Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White; Bella White; Fancy Pants: Hoopla
Dies - PTI: Block Alphabet Lower Case, Limitless Layers 2.5" Circles; 
Nestabilities: Classic Ovals, Big Scallop Ovals
Other - Copic markers; Bella Dots (red, blue, gold); Sakura Clear Gelly Roll pen

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink April 2012 Blog Hop Challenge

It`s time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month`s inspiration 
picture has lots of colourful fabrics in blues, pinks and  a little bit of green.

The fabrics that really inspired my card were the white 
and blue ticking, the pink floral print and the pink polka dot.

1. Distressed Stripes were stamped in Bashful Blue (SU) onto PTI Rustic White card stock. The edges of the paper were sponged with the same blue ink. A row of blue stitching was done around the edge of the front panel.
2. The focal panel was cut with the Button Card die and then stamped with the frame from Button Boutique. The heading (Button Boutique) and the sentiment (Pretty Peonies) were stamped with Smoky Shadow ink.

3. Text Style was stamped over the button card with Fine Linen ink.
4. The button card was mounted onto a medium blue paper.
5. The leaves from Pretty Peonies were stamped with Spring Moss ink.

6. The solid flower image from Pretty Peonies was stamped with Raspberry
Fizz and Pure Poppy, hand cut and then added to the button card with
foam dimensionals.
7. Polka Dot Basics was stamped with Raspberry Fizz onto a small piece
of Rustic White card stock.  The corners were rounded and the edges
were sponged with pink ink.
8.  A piece of thin pink ribbon was added to the card front before
attaching the two focal panels. A bow was added to the card front.
9. Three pink pearls were placed on the top right hand corner.
10. The front panel was mounted onto a Rustic White card base.

Card Interior
1. Two sentiments from Pretty Peonies were stamped with Raspberry Fizz.

2. The small floral outline image was stamped onto Bella White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured  with copic markers and then hand cut. It was then glued into position to accent the inside of the card.

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!
Karen C.