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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pink Birthday

UPDATE: I'm so proud that this card was chosen as one of the Top 5 in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge at Hope Stamps Eternal. Click here to see the other fabulous creations!

Here's a fun card for my boyfriend's daughter. She went to prom last weekend and she's graduating from high school in June. She's getting ready for college in the fall, but first, she celebrates her 18th birthday in just a few days. She's a girly girl who loves pink and purple, so this is just her style.
To keep the tension, I tied the clips together with narrow ribbon behind the main image, which is colored with watercolor pencils. The colors were blended with damped cotton swabs.

This layered card answers several challenges:

Pile It On: photo inspiration
Secret Crafter: Metal
Stampin Moments: scallops
Hope Stamps Eternal: cupcake inspiration
Spoon Full of Sugar: Cute and girly
Stamp Something: Celebrate something
ABC: U is for Unused Stash (swirly stamp)
KL Stampin and Scrappin: Animals
Stampavie: pink
Gingersnap Creations: pencils
Practical Scrappers: patterned papers

My point of departure for the design comes from 2 Sketches 4 You.

Here's a better look at the layering and the embossing.

I have only recently started using clear embossing powder. Love it! Plus, there are fewer problems with stray specks, which can be an issue when using colored embossing powders.

Cardstock: The Paper Company
Paper: Tinted Medallions, reverse of Drooping Vines (Rose Colored Glasses Collections -GCD), Dennison sketchbook/watercolor paper, gold Canford
Stamp: Hearts Away (Penny Black), So Swirly Stampin’ Around Wheel (SU)
Ink: Stazon black, VersaMark
Accessories: Staedtler watercolor pencils, clear embossing powder (Stampendous), pop dots, curly paper clips, ribbon, rhinestones


  1. Gorgeous card..I love Penny Black!
    Thanks for playing along with me this week ")

  2. What a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  3. Really lovely card! The hedgehog is so cute!

  4. How very pretty! Thank you for playing with your pattern paper and showing Practical Scrappers your card.

  5. love the hedgehog great take on our challenge thanks for joining us at KLSNS

  6. Oh, your card is soooo sweet! I'm sure she'll love it. Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

  7. Awww, you can never go wrong with a cute PB hedgehog! :) Love the look with the clear EP, too! Thanks for showing us the closeup! Thanks for joining us at <a href="http://KLstampinNscrappin.blogspot.com>KL Stampin N Scrappin </a>for Risa's Animal-Riffic challenge! Hugs, Kelly

  8. Very cute!! What a neat technique with the clips and ribbon! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS this week :)

  9. so cute! love the swirls! thanks for playing with us at practical scrappers this week!

  10. Lovely card - I love the metall swirls and the idea to hold the ribbon like this - great!

  11. This is so lovely! I love your layout and color selection. What a fantastic job! Thanks so much for piling it on with us this week. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you back again next week :)

  12. Adorable Hedgie! Super job. Thanks for joining in on the fun at KLSNS.
    x Jacilynn

  13. Oh very cute card! Congrats on making the Top 5 for Hope's Cupcake Inspiration challenge.
    (Tip: Embossing Buddy works great for use with colored EP to keep the stray powder off).