Friday, 7 December 2012

Sweetest birthday wishes .....

.... I'm running very late with this card - it's for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC126, designed by Iwona Palamountain.  It's such a versatile sketch and I would have had my card up earlier, but I've not been feeling great this week! But I've made it and I'm loading it now - details will follow:


Stamps: WMS - Half Pint Heroines, Earth Angel, Opera Tags, Compact Sentiments
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed; Versamark
Die: Spellbinders - Labels 25 (S5-077) #2; Opera Tags (WMS-DT#1); Cuttlebug - Hippie Chick Alphabet
Accessories: Blue paper (from India); Yellow patterned paper from scrap pile; Promarkers - Warm Grey 1 - 5, Soft Peach, Peach, Mango, Cinnamon, Chestnut, Satin, Baby Pink, Cyan, Aquamarine, Blush; Gems and card from stash


This card is for a special girl who will be 12 very soon.  I stamped the elephant twice onto white card and coloured with Promarkers, once onto the blue swirly paper and yellow patterned paper and then did a lot of cutting out!!  Then I layered up the elephant adding gems at the tassels and along the edge of the3 basket.  I stamped the little girl's head and dress and coloured with Promarkers and cut her out.   I cut out a panel of the blue paper and attached it to the card base.  I stamped the birthday sentiment onto white card, cut it out with Labels 25 and while in the die added some colour - sort of suggesting the sun!  I stamped a couple of clouds - one behind the blue and one to go on top.  I finished off with this gorgeous Opera Tag which I stamped in Versamark, embossed with gold and then added the number 12, I completed the tag with some twine from my stash.   

For the inside I used Promarkers to make the blue frame and then used several of sentiments in the Half Pint Heroines set and the birthday greeting from Earth Angel.  Here's close up of the elephant and sweet little girl showing the dimension.  I used the CR84FN45 colours - blue, orange and yellow - they seemed appropriate with the elephant!!  


Card is now in the post and should get to the UK in time for the young lady's birthday.  I had such fun making this card - the elephant is just fab!

The postman has just delivered my new Waltzingmouse stamps - they are absolutely super.  Off to play now.  See you soon.

11 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a fun card Deborah..great image

Anne

Kelly S. said...

ACK! ADORABLE!! Love your coloring of that image, Deborah! The swirly background is so much fun! Love the shaded label and the fun little rope Opera tag!

Anne-Elise said...

What a great card, Deborah! Love your beautifully colored image and all the gems! Fab! Hope that you are feeling better now! You are so lucky to have your new stamps!! I'm still waiting mine! Hugs

Jeanne J said...

So much work all that fussy cutting Deborah but so worth it! your card is beautiful - love the fringe on the blanket and how you used the tag to highlight the "12"!

Renee said...

Fabulous, Deborah!
She will treasure this always...
since 12 is a VERY big deal! :)
And glad you're feeling better...
we've had stuff this week too...
and now my allergies are acting up again...
since the weather can't decide what season it is! :)
One day...40's...the next 70's...and next week we'll be back to 40's!! :)

-Aneta- said...

Deborah this is MASTERPIECE !!!Great colouring , fantastic colours and I love how you made the sky :) Glad you´re better :)

Vickie Z said...

'Kay ....Need to get out that girl and elephant...LOVE it....how Happy is this!!! Love the background!! Hope you're feelig better!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So adorable Deb! You brought the little girl and elephant to life!

Donna Mosley said...

A beautiful card Deborah, love the image and gorgeous design.

Donna x

Andrea M said...

Deb this is breath-taking! Gorgeous background and amazing colouring!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh this is wonderful Deborah - like a magical journey! I think it will be received very happily indeed! Thank you for your get well message - I 'm definitely on the mend now. Vicky x

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