Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Birthday Card and Wrap, and a Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!  First, I have a card to share with you.  My daughter has a birthday party to go to today, and she provided me with a little sketch of what style of card she wanted me to make for her friend.  It was a little more challenging than that, though, as she also specified which colors I was to use!  So, here is what I came up with:
The background is a cover-the-card stamp from Impression Obsession, and it is stamped in "Mowed Lawn" from the Tim Holtz line of Distress Inks from Ranger.  The flowers are white paper pressed into into "Squeezed Lemonade" Distress Ink.  I stamped the centers with Soft Canteloupe from Hero Arts, but it was very bright over the yellow, so I toned it down and added some sparkle with some sequins from Ellen Hutson and Studio Calico.  The leaves are green neon ink from Hero Arts, and The white ink is from Color Box.  The white gel pen is Signo, the blue jewels are from Doodlebug Designs, the ribbon is from American Crafts, and the wood veneer is from Studio Calico.

On the inside of the card, I used a Stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and Neon Green ink from Hero Arts.  Because my technique was a little poor, and I waited too long to stamp the sentiment, it came out a  little blotchy, so I decided to make some of the words a little clearer using my ATYOU Spica glitter pens.  Then I had to add a little blue inside, too, so I put glitter dots around the word Birthday!  

I also created a little gift bag.  I love the look of the neon inks from Hero Arts on kraft.

My favorite part of this card is the sequins.  I never know what to do with them, and I finally used some!   In celebration, I am going to have a little give away.  Comment below, telling me your favorite thing to do with sequins by 10:00 pm EDS Tuesday, and I will choose 2 random commenters to receive a little bag of sequins from Studio Calico's Atlantic Line, and a few iridescent pink and vanilla sequins from Ellen Hutson.

I can't wait to hear your ideas!

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