Monday, March 21, 2011

A Monochromatic Birthday Card

This is the birthday card that I made for my sister, Jessica. The sketch that I used is from this months challenge at Crafting Life's Pieces. The image that I used is called Brooklyn Babe from Kenny K Downloads. The base of my card is created by taking a square of white cardstock and inking the edges using a pastel pink chalk inkpad and then backed it in berry blush cardstock. I punched the bottom of a strip of white cardstock using an eyelet lace border punch and then inked the edges using the same ink pad. I cut and embossed a strip small square of white cardstock using a cuttlebug embossing folder (dots) and then inked the edges and lightly across the top of the dots with the same inkpad. Then I cut a strip of white cardstock and inked the edges in the same way. Then I stamped the birthday sentiment on the bottom side of the strip of cardstock. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils. I inked the edges in the same way as the rest of the card. I added three pink sprinkles from Annabelle Stamps to the upper right corner.
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Triple Tastic

Simon Says Stamp: Birthday

Meljens: Dots

Paper Play: Embossing

Digi Doodles Shops Best: Anything Goes

Stamp Something: Something Sweet

Fun With Shapes & More: Card With No Designer Paper

Inky Impressions: Monochromatic

Incy Wincy: Embossing

Cupcake Craft: Monochromatic

The Crafty Pad: Use A Digi

Gingerloft: Punches and/or Die Cuts

~ Supplies Used ~
Kenny K Downloads Brooklyn Babe Digital Stamp
Inkadinkado Expressions & Frames Clear Rubber Stamp Set (sentiment)
White Cardstock
Bazzill Basics Berry Blush Cardstock
Studio G Chalk Pigment Ink Pad ~ Pastel Pink
Fiskars Texture Plate ~ Dots
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
Annabelle Stamps Pink Sprinkles
Crayola Colored Pencils
Prisma Colored Pencils


Jacqueline said...

First to comment - I love pink - no need to say more... lol I love that image too!
~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Mary!! I just adore this card!! Beautiful coloring on your image and LOVE the pinks!! Very sweet indeed!! :) Thanks so much for joining with us at Inky Impressions and the Stamp Something challenges!!HUGS

Katja said...

I really love this card. It's very pretty!!!
Thank so much for joining our challenge at Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog this week.

Greetings, Katja (Meljen's Design Team Member)

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary! Fantastic image, lovely colours and I love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

joey said...

Great card Mary, lovely image to have in this colour, thanks for joining us at inky impressions

Joey x

Kathy said...

I love what you have done with this fun image. The monochromatic colors are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. :)

Robbie said...

This is fun.....I like the monochromatic color of this. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation with us at MelJen's this week.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh this is adorable! i love all the pink and I am sure your sister will love this! Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

Alicia said...

This is such a sweet card. I love your embossing. Thanks for playing along at Paper Play this week.
Alicia xx

Tracy said...

You did a fantastic job with the image and the pink is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Barbara said...

What a stunning card. I too love Kenny K images. Thanks for explaining how your card was created. You did such a wonderful job of adding just the perfect amount of pink! You placed the sentiment in a unique spot...just perfect :)Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "use a digital stamp" challenge. Hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge :)

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the incy wincy challenge this week!

Chelsea said...

Such a girlie card Mary, she has a sweet attitude. Thanks for taking on the CLP Sketch this month.

Annette Bowes said...

Pinkalicious Mary, love these Kenny K images, thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Monochromatic Challenge, take careX:)

Sammi said...

this is so beautiful!! LOVE all that pink!! Thanks for playing along in the Inky Impressions monochromatic challenge!