Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Penny Black: Frolic - birthday card for my daughter

Hi blogging friends Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net Welcome to my blog and an extra-special welcome to my new followers - it's lovely to have you join me Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

It will be my daughter's birthday in a couple of weeks and I have finished her card already!  I think that's the first time I have finished her birthday card so early.  But I have most of my extended family's birthdays coming up in July and August (lots of them men....sigh.....Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net) and are trying to get ahead.  I have a family birthday party to organise for my daughter too so that will keep me very busy!  Anyway, onto my card......

I love Easel cards - they are fun to make.  A bit more time consuming than a regular card but worth the extra effort IMHO (in my humble opinion).  Now tell me that you are NOT smiling at that happy cat with his bunch of flowers!  Isn't she just so sweet?  I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and coloured it with watercolour pencils; I added some areas of pink and blue around the image which shows up better in the next two photos.  I stamped the image again and cut out just the wings on the butterflies and glued them on top of the butterflies on the main panel to add some dimension.  I added some orange gemstones to the flower centres and both the butterflies and flowers have been glittered within an inch of their lives LOL!  Here is a close-up photo of the butterflies so you can the dimension:

And here is a close-up of the image itself:

The bow was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my fabby Bow Easy.  I sewed the heart button to the bow centre before I glued the bow on with fabric glue.

For the sentiment section of the Easel card:  I added some Doodlebug velvet brads but didn't quite push them all the way through so that they would stick up a little and hold the front panel in place more securely.  The sentiment panel was diecut using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinder Labels 10 nestabilities.   Here is a little close-up of one of the brads so you can see how soft and velvety they look:

And here is a close-up of the sentiment panel.  I coloured around the edge of the white panel with a pink watercolour pencil.

Not sure if you can see, but the designer paper is very glittery and sparkly.  I almost couldn't cut into it - it's so gorgeous.  I picked it up from a scrapbooking store in Bright when I was there on holidays last year - yes - it's taken me 8 months to use it!  How's that for hoarding?!  Now, go on:  admit that you have done it too so that I will feel better....... Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


This card fits the following challenges -

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with the optional extra of white

Penny Black at Allsorts - June Challenge - You're my favourite (my card uses my favourite things: PB stamps, glitter, butterflies, cat, ribbon, pink + green colour combo - well everything on my card!) plus it's going to my favourite person in the whole wide world (my daughter)

My Creative Moments - Word Play Weekend #6 - Birthday

On a slightly different note:  here is a gorgeous card made by my blogging friend Samantha Post of Ryemilan's Blogspot.  Sam sent me this card to say thanks for the baby card and present I sent following the recent birth of their new baby boy.

Isn't Sam just so talented?!!  Sam is a whizz at punch art cards too and making jewellery, cake decorating, sewing - wow - the list goes on......!  You can check out Sam's blog here

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me - my email addy is on the LHS of my blog sidebar - just scroll down a little. Or leave a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Penny Black - Frolic 3972K, sentiment from Penny Black - Party Time 30-049 clear set

Ink:  Versafine Onyx black

Designer paper:  Best Creation - Once upon a time - Item #GP362

Accessories:  140lb watercolour paper, Faber Castell watercolour pencils, small round #2 paintbrush, yellow gemstones - Hero Arts CH126, ribbon, Bow Easy, heart button - Trimits, pink sewing thread, Kindyglitz Crystalina, Doodlebug crushed velvet brads - 1884 pastel, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Labels 10, Cardstock:  green, dark pink

Punches:  Martha Stewart Doiley Lace


Violets Corner said...

This is gorgeous Jocelyn, love your beautiful colouring and all the sparkle.

Many thanks for sharing at Penny Black at Allsorts.


snailzpace said...

this is beautiful, jocelyn! i love the glittered paper and how it perfectly matches the image, the velvet brads and the whole card design. ok, i admit it; i hoard papers too, but i feel better if i refer to it as 'building inventory.' :)

louise said...

Beautiful card love the glittered butterflies and the way you have placed the heart button in the ribbon,thankyou for joining us at Penny black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

jenny said...

Fabulous card Jocelyn....love the cute kitty and the bright, fun colours :)
Your daughter will love it!

Jenny xx

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ellie said...

What beautiful cards!! Love that penny black image that you used! You colored it beautifully and love how you popped up some of the butterflies!
Thank you so much for playing along at penny black at all sorts!!

Mervi said...

Hi Jocelyn,
ooh so happy! Lovely card for your daughter, congrats!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts, good luck and hope to see you again;-))m

Gloria Cardoza said...

Beautiful card Jocelyn. Visiting you for the first time and plan on returning again.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhh, those fuzzy brads on the easel card are so FUN! Love all the sparkle, too!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is so adorable Jocelyn. You did a fabulous job with your water coloring. I admire your ability so much. It really brings this cute little Penny Black image to life.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Awesome card thee Jo bear love it very much and it does put a big smile on your face it does thanks for sharing love Shaz.x

Michelle said...

This is so cute Jocelyn! I love Penny Black & I *love* the easel cards! I am probably the very last person to make one -- & it's not going to be any time soon, lol -- I have trouble enough with folding a card in half!

silkeshimazu said...

This card made me smile, it's so cheery. I love the 3D look of the butterflies!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Totally gorgeous.

Hugs, Sandra

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