Saturday, January 7, 2012

Izzie and her Birfday Cake

I'm sharing another Birthday card today. You can never have enough of these laying around. Can't tell you how many times throughout the year I could kick myself for not having a stash of these. So, done in pretty girly colors I bring you another Cristy Croll image released in rubber through Stamping Bella called Izzie has a Birfday Cake. Izzie and her curly hair have been a favorite of mine so I had to buy all of her images!

I'm really liking all the pink and teal blue colors here and you'll never guess that the paper is actually from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 paper pad. Yup, I had it on my desk and said hey, that would be perfect. Now the layout is borrowed. I was cruising through blogland after the holidays trying to find some inspiration and landed on Sarah Gough's blog. She did a fun spring feeling card using this layout so I've borrowed it. I didn't have the tools she used but I think mine is pretty close and goes to show that if you hunt in your own supplies, you'll find more than you thought you had.

For starters, I used the Spellbinders Parisian Motifs die for the image panel. The black scallop border was cut using another Nestie die made for Heartfelt Creations. I actually bought it not knowing that it was a double sided die - I really bought it for the other end. The flowers were made of paper and were cut using a Nestie Petite Scallop die that I just rolled tight. I don't own any of the flower making dies out there but thought hey, I might be able to give it a try. Since this will be hand delivered it's ok. But the flowers are pretty high if this was to be mailed. I added some leaves cut form an EK Success punch. The grossgrain ribbon was from my stash and it actually came from a gift which I hoarded knowing I could put it to use again. See, I was right! I also added Black Glaze pen to the polka dots and shoes because I love the way it makes them pop off the page. This is girly, so I also couldn't resist adding glitter to the rose buds on the cake.

Details: finished card size 5 1/2 x 5 1/4, Bella's Bestest paper for image, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp, also pink polka dot from October Afternoon Sidewalks, Memento tuxedo black ink, copics, prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Spellbinders dies, EK Success leaf punch, Black Glaze pen, glitter, dimensionals, machine stitching, grossgrain ribbon.

Want some more inspiration? Well Emily and Stamping Bella are back on Splitcoast Stampers as a Member Company again. Splitcoast is an awesome place to view galleries, learn from tuitorials, participate in challenges and hang with your favorite companies. When I started cardmaking some 15 years ago, I was always looking for ideas here. Ha, but although I looked alot, I hardly evah put my stuff there. And now that I have a blog, I find that I hardly have the time to link to another gallery, but for you I'll do it. It might take me some time to update it though so hang tight k? Here's the link to the Bella threads. And look close at the Uptown girls in the banner, Emily is already dropping hints that a new release is in the near future and these Uptown Girls will in it. Yeah - love me some Uptown Girls!

Phew, I didn't mean for this to be that long...
If you're still with me, thanks for stopping by. See ya on SplitCoast Stampers and back here again soon.



Leslie said...

Ooh this is so pretty! Love the pop of black and those gorgeous little flowers! Have already seen a tiny peek of the new Uptown Girls on SCS and look forward to the release!!

Dana White said...

Cath this is absolutely stunning- love the girly shades & the background Spellbinders is beautiful!! Aren't you brilliant with the rolled flowers!!!

Pauline said...

STUNNING! Beautiful colouring, love the paper choice and all your details! a perfect birthday card!