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Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday

My nephew and his wife had their first child on Mother's Day - 5 years ago.

Lily's favourite colour is purple, and since I had just received my new Winter Wisteria ink, paper and ribbon from Papertrey Ink, I used that as a starting point for her birthday card. I used a Krafting Kimmie image called "Nadine",  coloured with copic markers and fussy cut before adding it to the background panel. 

 The patterned paper is a Doodlebug design - I had some left over paper in my scrap bin, so I don't have the actual name of this design.  I 'pulled' lots of colours from this paper to colour Nadine and then stamped the polka dot background with Polka Dot Basics  (Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria) on white card stock, cut with Nestabilities Label 11. Another mat was cut in an embossed card stock called Hearts Lavender from Micheal's Craft Store. The card front  was mounted onto a piece of Harvest Gold and then added to the Winter Wisteria Card base.

The circle tag was cut from the Tiny Tags and stamped with polka dots in Lemon Tart and the sentiment from Tag Its #1 in Winter Wisteria. I also added a bow with Winter Wisteria Bitty Dot Satin ribbon.

In the stamp image, Nadine  is holding a plate of cookies, but I was able to cut this out and then added the cupcake from PTI"s Tiny Treats:Valentine set. It was a perfect choice for a birthday card.

The inside of the card uses the same Label 11 as the front and the various colours (Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria) to stamp polka dots along the edge of the panel.
 The sentiment was made by selectively inking a stamp from Movers and Shakers (Celebrating your) in Winter Wisteria, "5" using CTMH Polka Dot Alphabet and then BIRTHDAY from the same Movers and Shakers sentiment. This stamped panel was mounted onto a mat of Harvest Gold card stock and a Winter Wisteria card base.

Card Details
Stamps - Krafting Kimmie: Nadine; PTI: Polka Dot Basics, Tag-Its #1, Tiny Treats:Valentine. 
Movers and Shakers, Fillable Frames #5, Close to My Heart: Polka Dot Alphabet
Inks - Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Lavender Moon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Winter Wisteria, Harvest Gold, Doodlebug paper; Bella White; Heart Lavender card stock
Dies - Nestabilities Label 11; PTI: Tiny Tags
Other - Copic markers; Winter Wisteria Bitty Dot Satin ribbon; Sakura clear Gelly Roll pen; purple embroidery floss

My brother and sister-in-law travelled to Southern Ontario for Lily's 5th birthday (and Mother's Day) so they were able to hand deliver this card for me. I decided to add some fun details to the envelope using Polka Dot Alphabet and PTI's  Postmarks, Tag Its #12; Mini Scrapbooking Series: Library Ledger & Additions.

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C.


Joyce said...

What a darling card. That little girl is so adorable, and I just love all that winter wisteria. What a fun envelope you created, too. I've never seen a polka dot alphabet before.

Anne B said...

This is so cute Karen. I'm sure Lily just loved it. What a cute image and I love how you were able to pop in a cute cupcake on the plate. Perfect touch :)

christy compton hall said...

This is such a great design! I love the way you used the mat stack cuts, and all those finishing touches inside and on the envelope. Great job!