1.04.2010

MTSC54 - Best Birthday



Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. :) Today marks the first day that schools in the area are open after Christmas break... It's been a long two weeks for my daughter, and she was so ready to go back! :)

This card was created using the Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #54 sketch, and some of the new Jacksonbelle Embellishment goodies I received. Happy mail is the best, and I couldn't wait to tear into this My Mind's Eye paper! :)

I combined two different stamp sets to create my image (a SU! bird set, and Basic Grey clear stamps). Since I was working with wooden stamps and acrylic stamps, I stamped the wood block bird image first (since it would be easier to line up the clear stamp sentiment in the right position than the reverse w/out a stamp-a-majig).

The sparkly pom-pom was snagged from my daughter's crafting stash... LOL! I figure she borrows my stuff all the time, it's only fair. *wink* The full pom-pom was too puffy and wouldn't lay flat, so I carefully cut off most of the back side before attaching it with Crystal Effects. (Just FYI - If you cut it right in half, the pom-pom will burst).

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a great day! :)

Instructions

  • Cut A2 card base from Bermuda Bay CS.
  • Cut two strips of patterned paper (1 3/4" x 4 1/4", and 2" x 4 1/4").
  • Cut a piece of Lemon Tart CS to 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" and stamp with white polka dots.
  • Add a strip of Pure Poppy Grosgrain ribbon to the bottom of the Lemon Tart CS.
  • Use punch to create scalloped edge on a strip of white CS.
  • Arrange strips to your liking, then adhere to card base.
  • Stamp bird image in Memento Black ink, then line up and stamp sentiment underneath. Color with Copics.
  • Stamp party hat image onto separate scrap piece of white CS and color with Copics.
  • Use a Nestabilities die to cut out main image.
  • Cut out hat, adhere to main image, and add sparkly pom-pom.
  • Tie Pure Poppy bow and attach to the card base.


Supplies:
Stamps - Polka Dot Basics 2 (PTI), A Little Birdie Told Me (SU!), Basic Grey Clear Stamps
Ink - Memento Black, Fresh Snow, Copics
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White, My Mind's Eye "Love Me Do"
Miscellaneous - Nestabilities Labels Nine, Fiskars Embossed Curve Punch, Pure Poppy Grosgrain, Sparkle Pom-Pom

26 comments:

  1. Love this, Heather! It's so cute. The color combination you used is one of my favorites! The pom pom was the perfect embellishment too!

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  2. ADORABLE! I love the patterned paper layers, the image, the ribbon, and the pom pom! U ROCK!

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  3. This is sooooo stinkin' cute! Love the stolen pom-pom too. And it's so fab that you used the Valentine set for a non-Valentine card; sweet!

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  4. the colors are wonderful! i love the little pom on the birdies hat :)

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  5. I spied this BEAUTY in my blog reader this morning and had to stop by to say I LOOOOOOOOVE IT!! It's sooo stinkin' cute Heather! Loving that paper too! Congrats on the JE gig! Saweet!

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  6. This is absolutely adorable, Heather!! Love the birdie and fun papers!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness I LOVE these colors! This is the cutest card ever! Ooooh! I see a gorgeous card in your Etsy shop right now too... lol! Eye candy everywhere! I just love your work Heather! It always cheers me up & brings a smile to my face! :-) Happy Monday!

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  8. Great card...fun and happy :-)!

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  9. This card is both beautiful and funny and I love it!

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  10. heather...this is so bright and cheerful! i just got some of that dp this week, so now i am dying to use it! LOL! your bow is even tied perfectly...cards don't get any better than this, kiddo!

    thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week...you did a fabulous job! :)

    {{{hugs}}}
    mercy

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  11. I LOVE the colors and the pom! Don't know why, but the thought of a pom pom bursting just made me LOL!!!

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  12. Heather,
    Love the designer paper and the pom-pom adds a cute touch! Fun!!
    Brandi

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  13. Fabulous card, Heather! Love the happy colors, super duper adorable!

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  14. So so adorable!! I love that heart paper you used!! Great job!

    ♥Lea

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  15. This is so cute - love the pom pom!

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  16. What cute dsp. Love those colors and the layout is great. And hooray for school back in session! ;)

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  17. Too stinking cute!!! Love the pom pom hat!

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  18. Soooo cute! Love the color combo too!

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  19. I just love this card. Love the birdy with the MME paper. This is one of my fav valentine lines.

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  20. Wowza! This is stunning! You've made me see that I've been slacking on my cards! lol!

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  21. This is darling, Heather. Love these bright, cheery colors!

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Thanks for stopping by! :)