Friday, January 30, 2009

Birthday Girl

Hi there,

my beautiful daughter, Eleanor, turned four years old a few days ago- and was she excited. Her design brief to me for her birthday card was that it MUST have glittery flowers. So given that starting point this is what I ended up with.




And here is a close up of one of the glittery flowers.



Using the Bali Breeze paper as colour inspiration, I made Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie the main colours, with highlights of Taken with Teal and Old Olive. Using the In the Spotlight stamps and various punches, I layered up little stacks to make flowers, finishing each off with a brad. Needless to say there was glitter all over the kitchen which acts as my stamping space for days. To balance all that vibrant colour I used the Number Collage cuttlebug folder, colouring in the central number four with a Rose Red marker before actually running it through the cuttlebug. A bit of Pumpkin ribbon and little silver hodgepodge finish it off. Finally the inside was stamped with four of the 5-petal flower stamp, in alternating Pumpkin and Rose Red, in a vertical row down the outside edge. Sorry I don't have a good photo of that.


End result she was happy (although in all honesty she was more interested in her presents) and I was happy too :)

Recipe:

Stamps: In the Spotlight

Card stock: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Old Olive, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Cuttlebug Number Collage folder, Rose Red and More Mustard (but honestly you couldn't tell it's not Pumpkin) brads, Dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie narrow grosgrain ribbon, Silver hodgepodge, Bali Breeze DSP

3 comments:

  1. You know I love this card Kim. So bright and pretty.

    Sam.

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  2. This is so pretty -- perfect so bright and HAPPY

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  3. sarah van den bergFebruary 6, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    I love this card. I love how you use the cuttlebug on your cards too. I get frustrated though that I can't really use this for workshops, how do you get around this?

    Also, I've tried following your blog links and the links in your posts, but I think the links are broken - says internet explorer can't open this page.

    I've added your blog to my favourites. I love your style.

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