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Friday, 17 September 2010

Commissioned Birthday Card

I was asked to make a card for a customer for a young lady who is physically attached to her i-pod type machine.  I knew this Kenny K image would be perfect for this.  I used my Promarkers/Copics to colour the image in and then cut out with a Nellie Snellon die.  I have distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's Faded Jeans distress ink pad.  The backing papers are all scraps from my scrap box - yest I am still continuing my New Year's resolution to use my "stash up" that I have bought/been given for my charity work - now that we are in September I have come to the conclusion me thinks I had too much paper!!!  I have made up a pattern with the scraps and then distressed the edges with the Faded Jeans ink pad again.  I was a bit reluctant to use this colour as this is the foam bit I have attached the blending tool I got with my Tim Holtz's TSV earlier in the year.  Last year when I was using it I had a little accident and the handle flew out of the base and ended up bruising my left wrist so out came my Pinflair glue gel to the rescue and my distressing tool is once more mended but I am still a bit conscious of the sore bruise I have on my left wrist at the moment!!!  I then used my new Tim Holtz embossing folder which I LOVE and want more and distressed the edges again with the Faded Jeans to tie it all in again.    The card is then finished off with some lace, sentiment off the computer, paper flowers with blue brads in the centre which I must have had for 2-3 years now and never used, flower brads and some card candy.

This card fits the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - Flower
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile on the Flowers
Crafty Calendar - Blue and flowers
Kenny K's - Embossing
Paper Sundaes - Minimum of 3 embellishments (brads, card candy and flowers)
Die-cut Dreams - Sweet Little Girls and digi image
Lexi's Creations - Flower power
Karber Challenge - Girl
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral fantasy
Creative Belli - Anything beginning with "b" - I have the colour blue and brads (the blue brads I think I must have had for 2-3 years)
ABC Challenge - D is for distressing
Sew Many Challenges - Embossing
Fun With Shapes and More - Lace
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Alphabet Challenge - U is for unused stash (the blue brads I think I must have had for 2-3 years)
Totally Papercrafts - Happy birthday.


~Jeri~ said...

Great card and image!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges!

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Kym so love those papers and colour, that image is fabulous and is perfect for an I-Pod loving teenager.
Lorraine x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Cool card! Not cool is the bruised wrist you endured. I would be leery of using as well. Your card is fabulous!

Debs said...

fabulous card, loving your different colors and dp and your layout is awesome, thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week

alicaz said...

Pretty! Love all the blues!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful soft colours, love it. Thanks for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hugs, Nataliya.

joey said...

Hiya Kym

this is gorgeous, fab image and lovely soft colours, thanks forjoining us at tpc


Crafty Chris said...

Wow you have got plenty of challenges in there your card is gorgeous, thanks for joining us ar DCD.
Chris x

kim.mom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! TFS with us at SMC!

craftykitten said...

Hi Kym
Great card hun, these images are definitely growing on me. Thanks for joining our Digital Sweet Little girl challenge at DCD this week.
Dawn xx

Berenice R. said...

Such a nice card! Thank you so much for playing the KARBER challenge.

Robin Parker said...

Love your image and the use of brads. Thanks for sharing at the Belli challenge.

Victoria said...

gorgeous kenny k card loved the dance to save the last dance too x

Carolina said...

Very pretty card.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

Lesley said...

Pretty card, thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

MauMau88 said...


Alphabet Challenge

Rleen said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing at the the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this month.
Hugs, Rleen

Lisa said...

This is so cute Kym! Nice to see you playing at Stamp Something!

Lilacanglia said...

oh Kim this is gorgeous,
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsidaisy this month
GDT Whoopsidaisy

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

What a great card Kym! LOVE the image and such sweet soft colors. Thanks so much for playing along at WHOOPSI DAISY this month:)

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is a stunning creation!!! The little girl image is beautiful and I'm lovin all the blue!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!