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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Poppy!

Here's a card I made for my friend and next door neighbor. Her birthday was last week but I am just now getting to posting it.

I used a new March image from DigiStamp Boutique called Birthday Poppy. I just love these images and I hope to fit in more time coloring them.

I used my Prismacolor markers on the image and added some depth with Prismacolor Pencils. I really like using this combination for the hair. I think it gives it more detail and characteristics of hair, even though it tasks me much longer to finish my coloring. LOL I used Basic Black for the card base and some leftover rust paper for the front base. I had cut out two 4x6 cards from the DCWV Flower Shower paper pack for the paper pieced dress and succeeded on my first try, so I used the second card for the panels in the sketch. The sketch is from the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge blog hop over the weekend (March 19-21, 2010). Inside I added a simple white panel to write my personal sentiment.

Quick update: I decided to spiffy up the white panel for the inside because it was just screaming for cuteness.
The edge punch created these wonderful little swirls I needed to use them up. I punched out some Hydrangeas from MS 3-in-1 punch to go with them.. It's an EK Success edge punch and I couldn't find the name for it, sorry. I used Stickles and Studio G Glitter glue.
That's all for today. I hope you all had a great weekend and restful Sunday.

Stamps: DigiStamp Boutique Birthday Poppy, The Cat's Pajamas RS A Beary Good Year
Paper: DCWV Flower Shower paper pack, Basic Black, Rust
Ink: LaserJet, Brilliance Graphite Black, Prismacolor Markers and Pencils*
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Black Button and Carpet thread (really thick thread), Offray Satin, Martha Stewart Photo Corner punch.

 *Prismacolor Details (Pencils in parentheses): Poppy's Hair - Cream, Tulip Yellow, Sand (Goldenrod, Sienna Brown, Light Umber); Skin - Eggshell, Brick Beige, Clay Rose (Peach); Cupcake liners - Light Aqua, Aquamarine; Cupcake Frosting - Mineral Orange, Pumpkin Orange; Candles - Cream, Yellow Orange; Flames - Scarlet Lake, Cherry; Plate - Light Umber, Eggplant; Heart - Scarlet Lake; Background - Blue Sky Light; Floor - Light Umber (Light Umber).


  1. Ahh, great card! Fantastic colors and her hair looks wonderful, so I think it was worth your time :D !! Thanks for joining our hop at SSW!

  2. Beautiful job on your card! I love her hair...looks so silky! Wow, Stacy felt the same way! Love your paper piecing too! Thanks for playing at SSW!

  3. So adorable! I'm sure she will love her card!

  4. I absolutely adore your card. I love the paper piecing and I really like easel cards. Love the image and her hair is amzing! Beautiful job!
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. OMG I absolutely adore this! Awesome, awesome, cheers and whistles!

    Thanks so much for joining us at SSW!

    Peace & Luv,

  6. your paper piecing and inside and put of your card is just fabulous!I am so glad you took the hop with us this week at SSW.

  7. Gorgeous hun love the back ground too, so pleased that you are our GDT at Digi Boutique, big hugs Pops x x x

  8. Wow, awesome card! I love how you colored her hair!

  9. Fabulous card! Welcome to the DSB team!

  10. This is a beautiful card; love the paper piecing and that digi is adorable - love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! :)


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