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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Faery Ink Birthday Balloons*

Good morning everyone! And a very Happy Thursday! I hope you are all doing well.  Me... well, I'm stressing at work these days. The VP's admin is leaving and he has decided that I should start doing the budget things for him when she leaves. That takes up about 70% of her day. I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to handle that and my job. He is a stressful kind of person too; really needy. We will see how it all goes I guess.

Other than that everything is going okay. My father in law is staying with us until September. It is nice to go home and spend time with my husband and his father. This was my first time meeting him in person and it has been really great.We are doing little things and will make a trip to North Carolina soon I believe. We have some places that we would like to take him. There is a huge Ten Commandments field that we want to go to. A trip to Maggie Valley would be nice too. Kevin will plan something.

Today I am sharing a card that I made for Amanda and Faery Ink!  Amanda was kind enough to offer her team the opportunity to be published in The Complete Cardmaking Magazine. What a huge opportunity and I couldn't be more grateful!! That was months ago though and I missed the publication. It would have been my first publication too. How exciting :)  Thank you Amanda for the opportunity!!

This is the project that was submitted by me:








I had so much fun making this card, but I was really stressed too LOL! Needed it to be perfect! So, here it is! I used Gabbie Birthday Fae. I colored her with Copic Markers. I layered her several layers. I layered the balloons on different levels. I used confetti vellum for her wings. Then I popped her body up a level and then the cupcake up an additional level. On the balloons, they were covered in different shades of glitter and then on top of that I used Diamond Glaze to give them that shiny appearance. I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to her hair. For the top of the card I cut the "Happy Birthday!" using my Silhouette Cameo and I colored those the same as I did the background on the image. It was all done using dots with different colored Copic Markers. The papers are all DCWV Glam Rock. The lighter blue cardstock is from my scraps. I added some zig zag stitching around the card and some straight stitching down the smaller rectangles in the middle. I added the black glitter ribbon. On top of that I used three buttons from my stash. The image is cut with a label die from Spellbinders.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Hair: BV00, B21, B04, B06, B26
  • Outfit: RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29; N3, N5, N7
  • Eyes: G00, G03, G07
  • Lips and Heart Sprinkles: R00, R20, R22
  • Sprinkles: YR12, YR18
  • Frosting: YG11, YG13, YG17
  • Candle: Y11, Y18; BG10, BG49
  • Flame: Y11, Y18
  • Cupcake Tin: BG10, BG45, BG49
  • Background: Y11, BG10, G20, RV21, BG49, RV29, G24, Y18
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42 comments:

bonnie said...

So pretty and colourful thank you for joining in with us over at Crafty Ribbons xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

what a fabulous card lots of interest in your designing.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Asha said...

A beautiful project, Susan. Gorgeous texture and dimension. Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles 2 Or More Patterned Papers challenge.
x Asha (DT)

KarinsArtScrap said...

Susan this is very beautiful
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Karin


Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful and fun card. WOW this is just fantastic...So nice to have family to come home to. Hugs, joann

Monika Korjat said...

Love the card and the glitter and stitching is my favourite thing about your creation. Thanks for taking part in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ' Use a stamp or Digi'. Regards, Monika DT.

Penny said...

Oh, my, so darling! Love your image, coloring, sparkle, dimension, and design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Carla Brooke said...

Love this card! Thank you for sharing at Artistic Inspirations.

Camille Short said...

Beautiful project!

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Susan. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Susan, love the layout and your colouring. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card, sorry you missed the publication this would have been super tha have in the book I love the sparkly wings.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

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chanya13 said...

So cute and sweet card. Thanks for joining us in our 2 or more papers challenge at Polkadoodles Hugs Agnieszka DT

Sandy Palmer said...

What a fabulous card! Her hair is amazing! Love how you did the balloons as well! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our 2 or more papers challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

Absolutely beautiful, Susan... and perfect, too! Love all of your layers, and your use of glaze. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.

Hugz,
Linda

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations, good luck!!! Amy DT

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends. Louise DT x

Brenda said...

Great card, very cute image! Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

nwilliams6 said...

Your party dots are such a great idea! Love the stitching and the image. Super fun card! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Love the colouring and your design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends this week. Hope to see you back ere again soon. Judy DT

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Your glittery card is so awesome Susan. I love the stitching part and your perfection is understandable because I'm in the same boat too, lol. Good luck at work and enjoy your time with your d-i-l. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month. Have great time always & happy creating :)
Fondly,
Asmah
DS4J DT
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Anne Temple said...

Great birthday card! Love all the fun colors. Glad to see your mojo is back in high gear :-). Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Traci Law said...

So cute, Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hugs Traci DT xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautifully coloured image and brilliant papera,texture and layers -love the brightly coloured outline too-Thank you for joining us at Get Creative Challenges
Carol DT x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Just amazing coloring, I love it. That hair and her face. Your card is so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge. I can't wait to see more of your creations. Cheers, Holley

Gayatri said...

Amazing card! What texture, colour and layers? So many details to look at. Love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine Wednesday Challenge :)

shirley-bee said...

Pretty card - love those shiny glittery balloons! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

coldwaters2 said...

Beautifully designed card the image is gorgeous thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS good luck and hope we see you again
hugs
lorraine x

TRACEY MO said...

What a pretty card lovely colours & lo

Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination

Tracey ct

Raechelle Bellus said...

All the glitter is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at 3 Girl JAM!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Susan!
I hope this finds you doing well. I wanted to invite you back to both Word Art Wednesday www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com AND CropStop www.cropstop.com/blog - both are Anything Goes and your sweet cards would be SO perfect for both challenges. I hope you will play along with us at both.

Blessings,
Karen

Glenda J said...

Great colouring! Love the sparkly balloons. Thanks for playing along withe Seize the Birthday.

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything Goes challenge
hugs Kate xx

Wendy Russell said...

Fabulous creation, love it and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
Pauline
x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful colouring very striking
Thanks for joining us at the cutie pies
Hugs Kelly

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Just gorgeous! I love the pop-up details along with the glitter and glossy accents! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

Danielle Vincent said...

This card definitely says "party" to me! So many pretty details! I love the way you dotted color behind the main image. I hope things are going okay at work for you. Work stress is the worst! Thank goodness we have creative therapy. thanks for joining us at Kraftin Kimmie!

mackyton said...

This card is really beautiful, my mother also presented me kind of similar card on my birthday and also threw me a party at party venues in Houston. It was really an amazing day and I loved everything, specially that beautiful card.