Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

I really liked this weeks sketch at PaperWorks Co, so for my card today I decided to use that as my starting point.  
This week I chose to showcase one of the first stamps Rachelle Ann Miller designed for Paperworks Co, Birthday Parade.  You can't go wrong with this one as it is great for either a boy or a girl!  

I thought I would do something different and instead of going with the bright colors I had planned, I decided to go with a more monochromatic theme, using blue and white.  The image is colored with copics.  I added stickles to the star on the balloon and on the flower, but decided I wanted some more sparkle.  I took my spica clear pen and colored various parts of the image and didn't stop there, I colored each flower, the ribbon, the blue scalloped piece and the centers of all the dots on the DP and also outlined the image panel.  Unfortunately I can't quite pick up the shimmer on my camera, but I promise you, it is there!  Now for those rounded corner punch seems to be punching a bit strange, they look a little off.....maybe because I am using the same punch on both layers?

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
AI Factory ~ Anything Goes 
Easy Craft Projects ~ Use your old stash (DP, ribbon, flowers)
Stamp Something ~ Anything Goes
Mami Doodles ~ "Use mostly blue"
Allsorts ~ "Blue and Brown"
Catch the Bug ~ "Blue and White Birthday"
Craft Your Days Away ~ Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Cuddly
One Stitch at a Time ~ New (Stamp)
Pile It On ~ Anything Goes
Pear Tree Designs ~ Free for All
The Crafty Pad- Something New (Stamp)
Copic Creations ~ Use anything new (Stamp)
Creative Inspirations ~ Celebrate
I Did it Creations ~ "Brrr, I'm Turning Blue" - use blue
The Crazy Challenge ~ Buttons
The Shabby Tea Room ~ "White and Bright"  - white and another color
My Time to Craft ~ Spots and Dots

Have a great day and thanks for visiting :)

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps: Birthday Parade (PaperWorks Co)
Ink/Coloring: Memento Rich Cocoa; Copics (E31, E33, E35, E37, B0000, Booo, BG0000, B32, B34, N0, N1, 0); Spica Clear pen
Paper: Ballet Blue; Gina K Luxury White; DP - SU 
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Bluebird); Flowers (Bazzil & Prima); Button 
Tools:  Corner Rounder; Border Punch


Ruth said...

I love the colours you used Jodi, I have such a hard time using lots of the same colour family, I'm always impressed when I see it done well!

I left you a little love on my blog today. (First post of the day, not the second).

Thank you for sharing!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Such a lovely card and yes perfect for either a boy or a girl! Thanks for playing at AiFactory for our "Anything Goes" theme this week. I also want to say thank you for playing at IDIC for our "brr...turning blue" theme! Your card is perfect!
PS Hi stranger! It was nice to peek at your blog and see what you have been creating!

Debbie said...

Absolutely cute ... love those yummy polka dots! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Scrappy said...

Oh goodness! How cute is this! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Kirsten...x said...

Lovely card the image is so sweet...x

Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

Flutterby Trina said...

Love it! Thanks for joining us at PTD this week, Good luck




cbuswell said...

SO cute, love the blue! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

Dawn said...

Aww this is so cute, love the colours, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

Tammy Miller said...

Awwwww this is sooooo cute Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our Blue and White Mini Challenge!! Good luck to you and I hope you plan on joining us all week I love seeing your creations! Thanks Again, Tammy

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Gemma said...

a really sweet card! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

Nicole said...

Cute card - love the patterned paper! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

deesdesigns said...

Oh I love your card - my favorite color, blue! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week at My Time To Craft's Spots & Dots Challenge. Dee

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Daisychain said...

What a cute celebration card, love the colour and design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

Jenni said...

Grea card - love your colour combo! Thanks so much for joining in with our Celebrations challenge at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

Shar said...

Aw...super cute!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I love this so much the colours. design and that image it all looks super thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Mami Doodles said...

Super cute! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Jane Wetzel said...

"beautiful blue" you joined us at Copic Creations!

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