Saturday, February 9, 2013

Seize the Birthday and the Cupcake! STB#5

 Hello Delightful friends and family!!

It's time for another fun birthday card at Seize the Birthday.
This challenge sketch #5  is for the feminine birthday card which was perfect timing because it's my bosses birthday this week. Happy Birthday to Sondra!

I've used Mimi (Sweet Thing) from Penny Black stamps.  Isn't she cute?!

I've colored her with Copic Markers and paper pieced her bow and dress. I've embellished the cupcake with liquid pearls and Moonlit Smooches. If you take a close up look at the cupcake the teeny tiny dots were created by the liquid pearls and a piercing tool. I placed a dot of the pearls on my Craft Sheet and then dipped my piercing tool into the pearls then applied a tiny dot onto the frosting and the decorative yellow circles at the edge of the cupcake liner. I've also added a bit of sparkle to the headband, tights and wings with a Spica Pen. I think it's those little extras that can add dimension and interest to a card. The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Build a Treat set. The designer paper I've used is from the Basic Grey True Love collection (6x6 pad).

Other Ingredients:  Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls Espresso and Ranger Liquid Pearls White Opal and Buttercup; Darice Hemp Natural cord; American Crafts Elements Glitter Buttons; Lace (stash); Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities: Lacey circles and Standard circles; MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX; EK Success Corner rounder and Scallop Diamond border (inside card);  Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Inks, Worn Lipstick and Frayed Burlap.
Copics:  I've used a lot of "E's" because I was experimenting with skin tones and hair color.  E0000, 000, 11, 21, 25, 31, 35, 39, 50, 95, 97; R01, 11, 22, 27, 32; RV02, 13, 14, 21; Y00, 02, 08, 11,13; W0, W1 and the Colorless blender.  The finished card is A2.

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thoughts and prayers to those suffering from the extreme weather out there this past few days.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.  Revelation 3:20



  1. Adorable birthday card. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday this week.

  2. Your boss is going to love this precious card!! So very pretty and love the touch of lace on here.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. Hey Natalie! What a super darling card. Your coloring is wonderful, and I am so drawn to your lace trim. . .beautiful. Your boss is sure to love this card :)

  4. This is really sweet Natalie! Love the sentiment and the papers!

  5. Another fabulous card and I know the recipient will love it.

  6. Soo Darned CUTE!! Just Love the Sweet image and pretty dp's too! 8-)