Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cheers Jenny!

Well hello!!

Today I have a special birthday card to share.  I made it for my friend, Jenny, who also happens to be my co-worker.  Her birthday was on Saturday, and we celebrated at work yesterday.  This year I had to try to out-do what I made for her last year, and I think I did.  She's a pretty simple gal, loves purple, silver and tons of sparkle.  I wanted to make something fun, yet pretty and I think I got it right.

Squeal!!  Yes I actually love this!!  I was wracking my brain for inspiration when I decided on this stamp.  Eveyrthing came together in the wee hours of the night, just like they always do for me.  This gal is part of a duo from Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls line, Victoria and Juliette's Night Out.  Here is the original stamped image:

Not sure who is who, so I'll say Victoria is the one in the green and Juliette is the one in blue.  If it's vice-versa my bad.  hahaha.   I inked up Juliette more than Victoria but of course couldn't help but get some ink on Victoria so using a wet paper towel I wiped away some of those inked parts including parts of Juliette's arm.  No worries though, because after I colored her I used a multi-liner pen to connect the dots so to speak.

Here you'll be able to see all the sparkle!!  I used my WOS clear glitter brush pen on the ruffles of her dress, her heels and the liquid in her martini glass.  I have to say this image is totally Jenny! hahaha... She was so surprised , yay!!   Here's another angle of all the sparkle going on and a glimpse of the roses.  I also doodled on the background, there was just too much white space for my taste.

Here are the dies & punch I used for this card:
La-La Land Crafts: Open leaf flourish | CC Designs Cutters: Rolling Rose | MFT: Die-namics Mini rolled roses | EK Crafts photo corner punch

I'm so happy with how the above arrangement came together, but man it was a little bit of a pain to get right.  I still see some flaws with the purple buds, but ya know what?  It's ok!!  hahaha!  I kept the inserts from the leaves intact because I love that white-silver paper, didn't want to waste it at all.  The pearl started off as a white stick pin that I colored with V15, then I clipped off the needle part.  I'm so in love with the glitter paper, makes the roses really stand out.  They look beautiful IRL. 


Hooray for another well received card.  I'm not quite sure what I'll come up with next year, glad I have 355 days to think about it.  hahaha!  Well friends, thanks for stopping by today, "Cheers" to a fabulous Wednesday!! 


Lynn said...

Your card turned out extremely well. Thank you for explaining your step by step decisions. It's always fun to hear what goes on in another crafter's mind. The image is so pretty and I think you were so clever to separate the girls so you actually have three stamps in one. I love all the glitter parts especially the roses. The swirls in the background are perfect. I am going to look for that stamp now. Thanks for sharing.

aussie aNNie said...

FABulous card, super gorgeous image and love these beautiful colours...
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Rachel Parys said...

So sassy and classy!! Great job getting just the one image stamped!!! Love this!

eva said...

i love those glittery flowers! so beautiful! love the fun image too!

Denice said...

I love Stamping Bellas and you did a fab job on this. What a fun card and WTG on stamping just one of the images. Cheers to a great card!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Oh guarantee Jenny will be in awe when she sees your gorgeous card. I just LOVE the flowers and stunning.

Shar said...

Oooooooo.... What a way of using this bella stamp, so creative and awesome I tell you!!