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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy Birthday - Unfashionably Late!


Today's card is a belated birthday card.  Somehow I missed a friends birthday from way back in FEBRUARY!!!  I hate that!  Anyway, I decided to go with a "fashion" theme for this "unfashionably late" card.  Here's what I did:

Card Front:
  • The background paper is a pretty pink/grey/black glitter paper from DCWV.  I cut it just smaller than the card front so I'd have a white "mat" around it.  It looks scalloped, but that is only because I used some scalloped Thin Line Dazzles around the edge (HOTP). 
  • The focal piece is a white rectangular piece of card stock, on which I stamped one of the prima dolls.  I stamped the skirt on a pretty printed vellum piece (HOTP), heat embossed it with fine black powder, and fussy cut around it.  I colored the doll's flesh and hair with chalk.  The shoes were colored with Smooch ink.  The bodice was colored with pink Stickles.  I ran the Stickles a little below the waist, and along the lace of the skirt, so it serves as glue to hold the vellum piece in place.
  • I used more Dazzles to frame the focal.  The Happy Birthday words were silver Dazzles that I colored with a black sharpie.  I hand-wrote the rest of the sentiment.
Inside:


For the inside of the card, I stamped some green "grass" using a stamp from the HOTP Four Seasons stamps set, after stamping the girl & her dog (HOTP Jainie's Girls).  I colored the girl & dog with chalks & Smooch inks, and added the hand-written sentiment:

2 comments:

Becca Sadler said...

Cheryl: This is a very charming card! Love the color combo!

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful and I love your greeting and sentiment.

Blessings,
Kathleen