Friday, August 20, 2010

No icky stuff on this card

Last night I got to create one of my favourite types of cards - a birthday card for a little girl. As the mother of two boys, I get really tired of gross & icky stuff so it was such fun to make a pretty, pink, girly card.
This card uses a Sarah Kay image along with a bunch of free papers from a crafting magazine. I coloured the image months ago and always planned to use it for Leila's birthday card. The sweetness and gentleness of this girl reminds me so much of Leila. With the exception of the small pearls along the side, all of the papers & embellishments are part of a set that I received free inside a crafting magazine. After cutting out the embellishments, I rounded the edges by placing the cut out image upside down in my hand and then running an embossing tool around the edges. This gives the illusion of depth & mass and makes the embellishments look more realistic. This is a new "technique" that I've been practicing with - I hope it succeeds (lol).

Cute Card Thursday - sketch
Corrosive Challenge - use a "faux" technique; this card uses lots of faux stitching as well as digital embellishments (like ribbon)
Pile it on - use more than 5 cut-out elements; the ribbons, flower, leaves, heart
Pollycraft Monday - in stitches
Everybody Art - in the garden
Fab 'n Funky - flower power
Paper Play - lots of pink
Crafts and Me - petals & pearls
Stamping for the Weekend - anything goes


  1. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at PIO.

  2. Gorgeous. Glad you got the opportunity to produce a girlie one. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

  3. This is really gorgeous! Love the design and details!!! Hugs, Karen

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  4. Simply gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenge this week! :)

  5. Adorable card Shelley! I love your beautiful colouring and the mix of pps! Wonderful embellishing too - thanks for the great tip!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

  6. Great card! I love the image and the ribbon detail. Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

  7. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  8. sweet card !! I love the cute image. thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  9. This is so sweet. Love all the pinkish.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for joining Cute Card Thursday this week. Kim

  11. Gorgeous girlie card.Love the Sarh kaye image.
    Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    Trish (-: