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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Happy Birthday Card

For this card I designed all the background some months ago for a Design Team card but the challenge blog had to close down.  The backing papers are from my Tim Holtz backing paper pad that my son bought me for Christmas 2010.  I am VERY slowly using it up as I like it too much to use all at once!!  All the papers I distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and added a black chalk ink pad to accentuate the distressed edges.  I have kept to the colour scheme of black and turquoise so added some black card which I embossed with a button mask and then sanded back to release the white underneath.  The image is a Dilly Bean image called "Pinky's skull bow".  I got to like these images courtesy of my friend Sue - she has a lot to answer for.  The image has been coloured in with Promarkers.  The card has been finished off with some bunting, fibres, flowers with brad centres, Marianne's Designs corner and grass embellishment and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Designs by Lisa Somerville - Add texture
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Emboss
Poodles Parlour - Let's see those die-cuts
Dilly Bean Challenge - Worn, torn and distressed
Just Some Lines - layer it up
Dream Valley - Die-cuts and punches
Twisted Tuesday - Are you feeling blue and twist of using one other colour - blue and black for me
Whimsy Stamps - Lots of layers
Paper Pretties - Square cards


Alyce said...

Ooooh love this one! Gorgeous image and the colours are really stunning :)

sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Kym. I love the image and the colours and detailing are beautiful


Sue said...

oppps!! Sorry
Beautiful card though darling xxx

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, how pretty! Love how your background turned out! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challengs!

Fabiola said...

OH! elle est adorable!!! biz

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute BD Card, fab coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans & at Just Some Lines! :)

Kelly said...

Just gorgeous Kym! Love your image too. Thanks for playing at Whimsy Stamps, hugs Kelly xxx

Danie May said...

I love the colors and the sweet image you have used for this card Kym. Thanks so much for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this fortnight and good luck!
Danie xx