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 :)


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


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


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

  3. 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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