Saturday, June 20, 2015

Party Girls!!

If you have been reading my blog then you know that this is my family's birthday time of year so here we have another birthday card!  For this one, I used cheerful colors, some glitz and a fantastic chipboard piece by JittoBear.  I hope this puts you in a party mood, if you needed a reason!
What I Used to Make my Card:
Happy Birthday Chipboard Cut Out by JittoBear
Glossy Cardstock
Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black
Distress Markers in Gathered Twigs, Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemon & Mustard Seed
Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs
Glimmer Spray by Ditto (got this in the $1 bin YEARS ago)
Silver Cardstock
Core'dinations Bright Colors Card in Lime, Atoll Aqua & Love Potion
A Wink of Stella in Clear
Sharpie Water Based Paint Pen in White

When I made this card I knew what I wanted it to look like and after I picked out which Happy Birthday chipboard I wanted to use, I sprayed it with the
It really is pretty!
glimmer spray. I had bought this spray a long, long time ago and I thought it was like a black glimmer.  Surprise! It was silver but with a dark base to it.  No problem, I could work with that! I spritzed the chipboard a few more times and set it aside to dry.

Next, I stamped the image on glossy cardstock.  Set it aside to dry (it takes a bit longer than standard card to dry since it is on glossy card).  While it was drying, I cut the party hats out of the 3 colors of Core'dination card.  I swiped my clear Wink of Stella pen on the pink one, drew circles on the green one using the Sharpie pen and left the blue one plain.  I trimmed the image, then edged it with the Distress Ink using the Mini Ink Blending Tool.  I cut out a layer of the Love Potion card and then another of the Atoll Aqua to layer the image on. 

Before I layered the image I decided to give the girls a little makeover.  I colored their hair and lips using the Distress Markers and a cotton swab, a technique I learned from Tim Holtz's Blog. 

I layered the image on the 2 colors of cardstock but felt it still needed more, so I went into my stash and pulled out a piece of silver cardstock.  I matted the image the last time on that and glued my party hats onto the girls.  Lastly, I attached my properly glimmered Happy Birthday chipboard and I now have another card to mail out.  Two down and a hundred to go (no, it just feels that way!), why is it birthdays and holidays always creep up on me?!?

I hope you got some inspiration from my Happy Birthday Girls card! The weather here has finally been nice; today was the first day in ages we had no storm activity at all. I hope you are enjoying your weather. Thanks for stopping by ~ Christi
Another look at my Party Girls
I would like to enter my Party Girls in the following challenges:
Allsorts - #316, Use a Stamp
Fab 'n Funky - #264, Gorgeous Girls
Papertake Weekly - Oh So Pretty
Through the Craft Room Door - week of 6/16 - 6/22 - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - #82, Happy Birthday

I am now going to get some much needed rest - I just got back from Michigan (literally 2 hours ago!) and my body is screaming for a rest!! See you all tomorrow, bright and early, for my Anything But a Card post - the theme is "Out and About" ~ Hugs!!! Christi


  1. Such a superfun Birthday card, Christi, it gives a fabby party feeling.

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

    Love and hugs

    1. Thank you SO much Maarit - hope your weekend is fabulous :)

  2. Fabulous birthday card! Love the hats...such a fun way to add colour to the gorgeous stamp!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  3. Beautiful card, lovely image thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  4. This is Fantastic!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    EnjoyScrappin2 {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. Wonderful image! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with Allsorts this week!

  6. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Use a Stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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