Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Friends

I have had so much fun with the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Birthday Friends set.  It is so perfect to add a little fun to birthday cards for those of us getting up in age.

I used the image of these sweet little ladies, along with Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities to create this birthday card.  I started with layers of pink and yellow.  The pink layer was run through an embossing folder and Versamark Ink was rubbed across the embossing to bring out the design.  I added strips of 3/4" "Tear-ific" Tape both vertically and horizontally before layering this on my white card base.  After removing the protective layer, I added Flirt Glitter.

I used three different images and cut out the various parts using three different size circle dies.  After coloring these, I layered them on slightly larger circles, die cut from sticker paper.  The remaining exposed adhesive was covered with Teal Velveteen Velvet Glitter.  Dimensionals were used to pop these up on the card front.

The lovely bow at the top was created with 3/4" "Tear-ific" Tape and Flirt glitter.  See the technique here in the SNS Tips and Techniques.

Thought I would also share this little tidbit – rumor has it that the elderly lady on the right in this image is named Eunice.  Guess what the “E” stand for in E. Marie?  

Thanks for stopping by.

E. Marie 

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Bugaboo  Challenge – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #126 – Cut It Out
Crafty Catz Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #275 - Brads, Buttons or Bows
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 345 – Razzle Dazzle
LTSCB #41 - Bling It On!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes/Optional extra - include lots of sparkle or glitter
PTT Challenge #188 - Anything Goes Theme
Stamp and Create November Challenge:  Ribbons and/or Bows


Carole Robb Bisson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for supporting us at Word Art Wednesday Blessings Carole

Suze Bain said...

What a great fun card. I love all the sparkle! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. xx

Rene said...

I LOVE it! Your card is so fun! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
Rene :D

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous! lots of fun images and beautiful ribbon tied so beautiful too!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Fun, cute and glitter, what else would make a great birthday card! Very creative on how you did the image. Love this design. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Shona Erlenborn said...

So cute Marie!!! Love this rendition of Eunice!! Great idea to "spotlight" and that bow is so cool!

Cathy P. said...

Love the glitter and shimmer you have in your card. That bow is fabulous and perfect for our Make It Sparkle Challenge at Crafty Sentiment Designs. Thanks for playing along with us. Cathy xx

Cindy said...

Great card. Love all that glitter! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-DT

Viv's Visuals said...

Awesome glitter and a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Donna Ellis said...

what a fun card, Marie! It looks happy, festive and wonderful! I actually like the design better like this than in its entirety! LOL really great idea! hope you are doing well, and that you are recovering from the accident - and that the knee is improving, too. love, de

April said...

So much fun and that bow is fabulous! Great job!


I love the great big bow! Thanks so much for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. We hope you'll join us again soon, and wish you luck in tomorrow's draw.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Dana S. said...

this card is a hoot. Love it. Thanks for Joining us for this weeks challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!

Karen McAlpine said...

Fun, fun, fun! Really cute images. And, I like how you die cut the glitter paper! Thanks for sharing your creative project with us at the Love to Scrap Challenge.

sgc said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is darling! Thanks so much for sharing with us again this week. I'm guessing that you didn't read the post very carefully because you missed some pretty BIG NEWS!! You have until the end of this challenge to contact me, so please stop by and check out the post! Thanks again for playing along with us. I really enjoy your sweet style of crafting, and look forward to seeing more from you.
Many blessings,
Word Art Wednesday

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Party Time Tuesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Marlene Atkinson said...

such a beautiful card.Love the images. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations challenge. Marlene DT

Eret said...

Brilliant use of the stamp. I adore your magnificent glitter bow. It's perfect!