Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Magical Birthday

I made a birthday card that incorporates a bunch of challenges:

The Verve Diva Dare is to make a birthday card (Happy Birthday, Julee!)

At Cute Card Thursday, this week's challenge is Fairy Nice.

At The Shabby Tea Room, the challenge is Sew Crafty along with this colorful inspiration photo.  Wouldn't you love to have that crafting space?  We were challenged to use stitching, twine or ribbon, and buttons in our creations.

I used the July week 4 VLV layout from Maureen, and I loved her sketch!

Here's my card.  I had to angle it just a little bit to keep the glitter from glaring, so the card looks odd-shaped, but I promise, it is square!

My fairy's wings are coated in Stickles glitter.  The yellow still shows up really well, but I was surprised how muted the dark fuschia was once the glitter was applied.  I added some sparkle to the sentiment stars with a gold glitter gel pen.

Stamps:  Magnolia image, sentiment from Pink Cat Studio "Fairy Friends"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Papers:  White, teal, lime green, dps from Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely"
Other:  Copics, sewing machine, circle and petite scalloped circle Nestabilities dies, Stickles glitter, foam tape, star and flower buttons from stash of Favorite Findings buttons (shanks cut off), organdy ribbon from JoAnn's, Bow Easy, gold glitter gel pen

Card size:  6" square

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. this is precious, your coloring is glad you played along with the Verve Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*

  2. So adorable, Sarah! Fantastic coloring, and I love the flower brad accents! Thanks for joining the Verve Diva Dare. Good luck!

  3. Oh so cute! What a great job you did with the coloring, your card is adorable! Thanks for sharing at The Shabby Tea Room this week!

  4. oh, I love the girlie, girlie look of this card! Thanks for rocking my sketch and answering our Diva Dare!

  5. Oh so sweet! Great colours and colouring.. love the added sparkle.
    So glad you could join our challenge at TSTR this week!

  6. pretty paper combo and love all the sparkle on the darling image!

  7. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in this week's CCT challenge.


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