Saturday, May 14, 2011

Each Year is Better than the Last! - Birthday Celebration

We all need birthday cards and today's card is going in that big stack I like to have to fall back upon!
I used a super cute stamp that I got at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More that I've had for ages but it hadn't seen ink before!
My challenge to you this weekend is to find a stamp that you've had for ages and not yet used and give it some air!

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Stamp With Fun - Sketch
Paper and Such - Happy Birthday
Crafty Ann's - Happy Birthday
Stamping Scrapping - Birthday
Come and Get It - Birthday
Bee Crafty - Birthday for the Little Ones
Birthday Sundaes - 2 Patterned Papers and 3 Different Embellishments (brads, rhinestones and a sticker)
Card Makin Mama's - 1 Image, 2 Papers and 3 Different Embellishments (brads, rhinestones and a sticker)
Papertake Weekly - Punches or Die Cuts
Crafts and Me - Punches
Jac-Inks - Heat Embossing
My Time To Craft - Scallops
Little Miss Muffet - Tags or Banners (my paper has banners all over it)

Card Recipe:
Image - Lily and Milo Congratulations
Paper - Basic Grey Life of The Party
Medium - Copic Markers
Die Cut - Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle
Border Punch - Martha Stewart Edger Scallop Dot
Brads - The Paper Studio
Sentiment - KI Memories
Ink - Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder - Ranger Super Fine in Clear

As this was a clear stamp I like to use Versafine ink as opposed to Memento as I think it gives a much clearer and cleaner stamped image. However Versafine and Copic's don't like each other much so to stop the ink bleeding I just gave it a quick coat of clear embossing powder and heat set it. I will admit that I really like the raised finish on an embossed image and so the extra couple of steps are worth it me.
I hope you've liked this and I hope that Blogger doesn't have any more big problems looming!
Have a wonderful Saturday and be sure to drop by tomorrow for a card for Pile It On!


Carol said...

What a fab, fun image Kate and I love those BPs. Great card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Ann's this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol x

Kelly Massman said...

Too cute! Love the banner paper!

* Shell B.* said...
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* Shell B.* said...

Beautifully Done!!

Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It Challenges!


Sue said...

I love your card. The image is so cute and thanks for hints on inks and copics. I love the papers you used. A very festive card. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Anonymous said...

This card has a WOW factor. Love the bright colors, the coloring and everything about it. Thanks for playing along at Birthday Sundaes... HUGS...SK :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute card, I like the kids the best. Thank you for coming to play at Come and Get It Challenge.

mudmaven said...

I love this card! Such a cute image and fantastic bright colors. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes! challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

Debbles Dabbles said...

Very cute and colourful card. I used to always emboss my images before inking, might start doing it again!! You have inspired me. Thanks for joining us at Jac-inks.

Donna said...

Love your cute card and the beautiful banner dp. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again. hugs Donna x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Katie, what a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge over at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Marlene said...

Adorable Card! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Birthday Sundaes.

Julie said...

Very nicely done, and I just love the inside of this card!!! Thanks for playing along at Paper and Such said...

Just the cutest! Love the image! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

* Üla * said...

This is a very beautiful card, Katie. I love your lovely image and how you play with the different colours. Thans for playing along this week with Papertake Weekly Challenge.
hugs Ula

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Katie, you're colouring is wonderful as always. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Chrissie said...

As fab as ever Katie!
Thanks so much for joining in our Scallops challenge at My Time to Craft this week.

Ann Craig said...

A delightful card Katie, and I really like the way you've used punches, embossing, colouring and embellishments together. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the heat embossing challenge at jac-inks

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Gorgeous card! The colours and dps are so cheerful.

Cindy said...

What a happy happy card - fabulous colors and great paper choice. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'birthday' challenge.

crafty amy said...

This is brilliant I love how you have decorated inside as well :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


Amy xx

ChickieChirps said...

This is lovely! The image is so cute and I love the vibrant colours you have used and the way you incorporated banners using DP!

Thanks for joining us for the tags or banners challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


JenMarie said...

So festive!! So glad you played along at Paper and Such!

Kitty said...

This is pretty, gorgeous papers and image is coloured in perfectly!

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at CMM this week and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Kitty xx

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

That is such a cute image and great colors too! Thanks for playing along in the Little Miss Muffet Challenges this fortnight! :D