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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Happy Happy Birthday!

This past Monday my dear friend Karen celebrated her 29th birthday again....for some reason that girl doesn't seem to get any older with each birthday.  So this evening she is having a gathering of a few friends at her brother's place for a BBQ and drinks.  I am the type of person that can't go empty handed and I had the time on Friday afternoon to make a card for being the perfectionist that I am it took me 3+ hours to make this card, okay that included the time it took me to gather my materials for the card.

This is my first attempt at making a twisted Easel Card....definitely going to make more cards using this style.  If you would like to try this style of card yourself and not sure where to start...Pam over at Expressions With Heart has a great tutorial, click HERE.  Pictures of each step, which she explains very well too.  Easy Peasy!

For my card I used Tilda With Balloon from the Magnolia You're So Special Collection. I colored her with Copic markers. The DP is digital paper that I printed off a while back and the cardstock is ColorMates. The silver glitter paper is something I picked up at the Dollar Store. Satin ribbon is from my stash, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the green branches were punched with Martha Stewart punch. My balloon was cut with the small balloon die from from Whimsy Stamps. When I seen these dies I had to have them to go with Tilda with Balloon. The sentiment is a fee stamp I received a while back, I thought is was the perfect sentiment for Karen.

Close up of Tilda!


Copics used are:
Skin - E000, E00, E02 & R20
Hair - E25, E31, E35 & E55
Dress, Socks & Hair Bow - BV000, BV02, BV04 & BV07
Balloon - RV00, RV10 & RV21
Boots - E25, E35, E29 & E59

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Week 99 Eyes Down
its time to play Bingo 
I used Gems (Pearls), Flowers and Ribbon for a diagonal straight line.

Friday Sketchers - Sketch #147

On my way through town to Karen's I am going to stop at the florist.....hopefully they have both a purple and white rose that I can put with her card.



angel4031 said...

Corinne this is gorgeous! xxx

Iulia said...

Adorable card, Corinne! Lovely colors, image and papers! Everything works so well together.
I have a blog candy on my blog i you're interested:)
Hugs, Iulia

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card. I love it.
Hugs Renate

scrappinpeg said...

Wow Corinne your card is beautiful. Love your design and paper! I know it is going to make SOMEONE HAPPY to receive!

Rene said...

Such a pretty card! LOVE purple!
Rene :D

LINDA W. said...

Beautiful card I know that your friend will love it.
hugs from Texas Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh she's so precious!! LOVE your colors and fun twisted easel design!! TFS! HUGS

Sandy said...

Your coloring of Tilda is wonderful! Who wouldn't love your card!!
Hugs, Sandy

Cordine said...

Beautiful card!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet coloring and beautiful Tilda card. Thanks for sharing :o)

Cricket said...

Very sweet. Love the purple.