Happy half birthday

I have been seeing loads of designs with cats on lately and wanted to make a card for my friend.  However her birthday is in December, so I decided to make her a “half birthday” card!

I used a TiddlyInks digital stamp, coloured it with Copics and cut it out.  I then used a dotty stencil and distress ink for the background.  I made another stencil by cutting out paw shapes and using the holes as the stencil.  The sentiment is stamped in Stazon black ink.

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I am entering this card in … TiddlyInks Challenge #183 Happy Birthday

 

TiddlyInks Challenge #183

This is my card for the new TiddlyInks challenge.  The digistamp is called Schoolboy from TiddlyInks.  I coloured it in with Copics, then cut it out.  I stamped a Kraft baseboard with some Crafter’s Companion Journal Jottings stamps using Distress Ink.  Then I die cut the numbers and added Distress Ink again.  Stuck them on, added the image with sticky buds and die cut the words Happy Birthday on white card coloured with Distress Ink.

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Green Elf card

I discovered Julia Spiri digital stamps about a week ago, and bought a couple of images.  The first one is a little elf which I have coloured with my Copic Markers.

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I hand drew around the edges of the various papers and scuffed up the edges, then added a couple of brads and some buttons and ribbon.  The base card is a Gorjuss card blank and envelope.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp free with Creative Stamping magazine a while ago.

Not sure who this card is going to yet.

All Dressed Up

I recently entered a giveaway on the All Dressed Up Digital Stamps Facebook page.  You submitted a card to their gallery and a random number was drawn.  My number came up!!  I’d only just joined the group too so I was really surprised!  My prize was to choose three free images from All Dressed Up Etsy store.  I chose ‘I love my puppy’, ‘A little me time’ and ‘All wrapped up’ because it had a knitted scarf in the design.

So this card is the one I am going to enter for the next challenge.  If you want to enter click here.

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I used the ‘I love my Puppy‘ image.  I wanted to use yellow because I’d seen it used recently on another blog.  Blue always goes well so I coloured most of the image in.  But I left the hair til last and couldn’t decide on Blonde, brown, black or red.  None of them seemed to suit.  So I thought why not blue.  That way it kept the whole image in the same two colours (apart from a couple of very pale green leaves).

Copic marker colours used were:  Face E000, E00, R20;  Blue B32,B93, B95;  Yellow Y11, Y06, Y02, Y08

I then rummaged through my papers and found the blues and yellows, stamped the sentiment and die cut it.  Then added the flowers and pearls.  There is a bit of blue Sakura Glaze pen on the little flowers and the hair tendrils but it isn’t clear in the photo.