Monday, October 11, 2010

I was in a primary colour mood last night and so created a bright, cheerful birthday card that I can keep handy for my son to use for one of his friends.
The first step was colouring the birthday bear (such a cutie from Doodle Dragon Studios) with Copics, then adding some Glossy Accents to the letters and balloons. I printed off a second image so that I could cut out the box and front balloons and pop them up for extra dimension.

I chose the current sketch challenge from Midnight Madness for my card design:

I challenged myself to use no design paper - instead I took plain cardstock and dug through my (too large) collection of embossing folders. Then I added a border punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. Finally, I created 2 embellishments by cutting one column of loops (cut with the border punch) and adding a brad in the centre. The final result is a bright, fun card with lots of energy.

Midnight Madness - sketch
Creative Belli Blog - numbers (I dug out an embossing folder of numbers for the bottom left panel)
Fab n Funky - use a digi image
Stamp Something - something punchy (border punch used for 2 borders and embellishments)
Create 4 Fun - use a digi image
Doodle Dragon Studio - masculine (birthday card for a boy)
Pile It On - 3 things (used 3 embossing folders)


  1. This is just adorable! I love the image and the bright primary colors. Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I hope you will come back and play again with us next week!

  2. too cute, love all the embossing, thanks for joining us at DDS

  3. Awww shelley - this is delighful! I love that image and your fun bright colours! What a great take ont his weeks sketch! I am loving this!! Thanks for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  4. adorable Shelley, love the colorful background!
    Thanks for playing with us @ Creative Belli!
    hugs & blessings!

  5. Great job - love the emobossing numbers! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  6. Great card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky!

  7. What fun, happy colours and cute image!!
    Thank you for joining in our Something Punchy theme at Stamp Something this week and good luck!

  8. Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  9. Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Dragon Studios!