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Sunday, August 7, 2011

:: Birthday Sundaes Challenge #21 ::

Welcome to Birthday Sundaes Challenge #21!  This week's challenge is sponsored by:

To create this card, I printed the Birthday Turtles digi onto copic blending paper
and coloured them with... COPICS! 

On a seperate piece of copic paper, I took some Broken China Distress Ink and foam sponge and created a cloud effect by simply using a piece of paper that I cut out from a piece of cardstock.  I learned this technique quite a while ago from someone's site (unfortunately, I cannot remember where I discovered this!)  but I have found another VIDEO by Bev Rochester that demonstrates the exact same idea.  Using Echo Park's "Little Boy" (designed by Crystal Wilkerson) collection, I used the "Rad Plaid" paper and cut out little grass hills for the turtles to "stand" on.

Cutting out pieces of patterned paper from October Afternoon's Farm Fresh collection ("Farmhouse") and (again!) from Echo Park's "Little Boy" designed by Crystal Wilkerson collection ("In the Clouds", "Rad Plaid", "Rock Star") to create the colourful background panels and to frame the sentiment with colour, I inked the edges with similar colours to make them stand out and distressed them using Tim Holtz' distresser tool.  I also took a 5x7" piece of white Bazzil cardstock and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder (also for the background!)

Taking one of the balloon stamps from Hero Arts' Wonderful Birthday 4x6 clear stamp set, I stamped two of the same balloon and coloured them in with copics.  To embellish them, I used Stardust, Yellow and Turquoise Stickles to make them sparkle and once the glitter had dried, covered both balloons with Ranger's Glossy accents.

For the sentiment, I stamped "It's Time To Celebrate" from Hero Arts' "Find Joy" sentiment stamp set in ColorBox Black pigment ink and embossing it with clear embossing powder.

As for me, I'm away this weekend, spending time with some of my relatives
and enjoying some nice sunny weather (and hopefully a picnic if it doesn't rain!)

Thanks for dropping by!



jo said...

How adorable! Love the scene with the turtles! :)


Amy said...

I love what you did with this image- the sparkle and glossy accents really make this image stand out! :)Amy

Maribel said...

This is super creative! I love the balloons and the glossy accents are genius!!

Nita T. said...

I KNEW you would do something fabulous with the digi this week! You are just so dang talented girl! This is so adorable - I LOVE the sparkly balloons, and the paper you used is perfect for a birthday celebration. :)

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh my goodness Samantha! This is amazing! Love the sparkle! Great job with the digi!

Kimberly said...

This is so pretty!! I love the bright colors and the fun details you put into this!! :) Great Card!

Anonymous said...

This is so cute and fun! Love all the detail you have put into this and all those bright colours! Such a gorgeous happy card! :)

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Samantha...You sure have made these tutles look cute. I love the cloud technique you used for the background and those shiny balloons are great!

Dragonlady said...

What a super fun card!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Samantha! love all the colors and the ballon effect is stunning...HUGS...SK :)

alexandra s.m. said...

What a FANTASTIC card!!
It brings a big smile on my face!!

Thank You~

Kristie said...

Awesome job with the clouds! That's something I haven't tried yet and I love the little hills! Your card is adorable on some many levels. Really great work!!

Tara said...

Great card! I love all the bright papers you used!

Tracy said...

Your card is fantastic. I love all the detail. Your clouds are stunning. I did some clouds, but they turned out nothing like yours.

Enjoy your time with your family