Sunday 20 December 2015

Happy Birthday .....

... Good morning!  It's a lovely, but rather cold, morning in Northville.  All the snow that fell on Friday night has melted away and we're going to be warmer in the next few days.  It does feel weird not to have snow on the ground!  Anyway, enough of that!

I'm here with a birthday card to show you - makes a change from the Christmas and Creepmas card that I've been making lately.

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - You're a Doll, Folk Art Labels #25; Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Dies: Waltzingmouse - You're a Doll
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Crumb Cake; SUDP - Lucky Limeade; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Cuttlebug EF - Diamonds in the Rough

 I've combined a number of challenges in this card:

I cut a panel of kraft card, added a strip of dotty design paper and embossed it with an uneven pattern to give texture in some areas and not in others.  I stamped the Russian Doll on white card, coloured her with Copics and cut her out with the matching die.  I cut a number of extra dolls, glued them together, finishing with the coloured image on top.  I added lots of sparkle to the image with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  I used my MISTI to position and stamp the sentiment.  And finished the front of the card with a little folksy flower.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of kraft card and on the white panel stamped a tiny Russian Doll, some flowers and a greeting.

Happy Birthday inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsHappy Birthday sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

As the shine is shining I took a close-up of the Russian Doll so that you can see the lovely shimmer that you get from Wink of Stella brushes:

Happy Birthday detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We are all enjoying the start of our Christmas holiday.  Yesterday we went to a photo shoot with the gorgeous Stephanie Smith - there were seven photographers and we had a fabulous time.  I've not edited the photos yet, but here's a sneak peek at one from yesterday:

Stephanie 1 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

And today, while Jonathan is out at another photo shoot with Stephanie, Kat and I are home chilling! I put the finishing touches to this card and Kat is catching up on some TV.  So nice to know that we don't have to get up early tomorrow and rush around - we can relax!!!  That's all for now, see you again tomorrow!



Buffy said...

Fabulous card Debs. I really love that stamp set from WMS.
Great photo too.
Buffy xx

Hannelie said...

Love your take on the toy cue card Deborah! That shine on the doll just make it so festive and special!
Thanks for joining CASology!

Anne said...

Deborah she is perfect for our homespun challenge, what a super card!
Thank you for joining our last challenge of the year and wishing you a very happy new year.
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Great card, Deborah. Love the red and green with the kraft.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a fantastic homespun image Debs - that Russian doll works a treat.
Thanks so much for playing along and a Happy New Year to you.
Less is More

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry that I'm so late in commenting but having various visitors over the holiday period made me rather behind!
This is super Deborah, what a fabulous image!
Thanks so much
"Less is more"

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