Sunday, 14 December 2008

Pink & Purple Birthday Card

I needed a Birthday card for my MIL and my mission was *pink and purple*. Ooooh!! Love that colour combo, so I had fun with this. I used this sketch over at Friday Sketchers.

I must admit that I had to stretch the sketch a bit, as I wanted to make a large card and needed to widen the sketch to fit.

I hope my MIL will like the end result. I guess I will find out tomorrow!

I created the base card from two pieces of purple Papermania textured cardstock. The finished size of the card is 7" x 9".

All patterned papers are taken from Crate Paper ~ Katlin Collection. The main pink patterned background is Bubblegum. The image is Magnolia ~ Tilda with Heart Package which I coloured with my Copic markers and layered her up to stand out more.

This Tilda is very strange, she only seems to have one arm! I checked the stamp again to see if I had cut an arm off by mistake, but I don't think so.

She is sitting on a circular bit of paper that I cut out from Bubbly and I inked the edges with ColorBox ~ Orchid Pastel chalk ink pad. The vertical strips each side are cut from Notebook as are the horizontal strips at the top and bottom of the card.

I made the dimensional flower from alternating layers of silk and cardstock flowers. For the silk flowers I used PapermaniaSilk Reds/pinks and Silk Purples/Lilacs.

The cardstock flowers (and the leaf) were cut from Heartbreaker papers and I inked the edges as before. The green brad in the centre is from American Crafts.

The tag is made from a Papermania ~ Secret Garden stamp, which I inked up and clear embossed. I then added a *happy birthday* sentiment which came from Penny Black ~ Salutations which was inked and clear embossed. I attached it with a hot pink Doodlebug ~ Crushed Velvet Brad.

Finally, the name *Jo* was taken from K&Co ~ Amy Butler Sola Chipboard Alphabet Box. I inked the letters up with Archival ~ Brilliance: Moonlight White inkpad and clear embossed. I then touched the edges with Colorbox inkpads ~ lavender and clear embossed again. Love the effect this gives. The numbers are from American Crafts ~ Thickers which I again inked with the lavender and clear embossed.

Thank you for looking.


having a {me} day


Danni said...

Pink and Purple are my favorite colors! Love this card! Your coloring is awesome! Cute Tilda even with one arm, LOL!

Karin said...

So cute your card!

X karin

Heidi said...

What a wonderful card you have made. Love the colors and your coloring is so great. thank you for playing with my sketch

Hugs from

Bev said...

Beatuiful card, love the colour combination
hugs Bev x

debby4000 said...

gorgeous card, wonderful colour combo and fab Tilda.

deb said...

OHHH, she is going to love it! Love the colors! Your coloring is fab!! Great job!

Chris said...

Oh I'm sure your MIL will be over the moon with your card Kat it's so pretty. You did a fab job with the sketch and ooooh I have to say I love all the pind :D
Chris xx

Naoual said...

This card is sooo cute. Love the papers you've used and the colours are cute too!

xx Naoual