Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Big Birthday Splash

Hello friends!  Today I have a fun card that I made for my great niece's upcoming birthday and I'm sharing it with three challenges - Seize the Birthday, Festive Friday and Double D, all with summertime themes.

(cat, hearts, tree)

I have four great nieces and one great nephew of various ages, but this card is for the youngest who is turning nine.

Oh my, I had so much fun making this card!  I just can't get enough of that sassy cat struttin' her stuff down the beach lol!  To begin, all the main images were stamped then colored with Copic markers.  After they were die cut, I started working on the scene.  I used masking paper atop a white panel to mark off the sections which were then ink blended, using a bit darker blue for the water than the sky.  A white gel pen was used to create "waves" and foam along the water's edge, and light brown Copic markers to create the dunes and dots for texture.  My wave drawing skills could probably use some work ;-) but I'm pretty sure my niece won't care!

As I was building the scene and adhering the images with foam tape, I used the same brown markers to create shadows.  Then I bravely put the panel in my Misti and stamped the sentiment just under the sun. I did test on a scrap piece of acetate to ensure the sentiments were straight before finally stamping on the panel.  After it was adhered to the white card base, I found some small, bright pink hearts that were saved after die cutting a cover die.  Three were adhered, then I covered them with Glossy Accents for shine and that was it.

I hope you're having a great week and are able to get yourself out and enjoy some summer activities!  Thanks for taking time to stop by!

Take care!


Stamps:  Beach Best Friends (MFT), Rain or Shine (sun image/MFT), Summertime Birthday (sentiment/Colorado Craft Company)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Distress White Heavystock (Tim Holtz), Polished Pink (SU)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Latte and Marine (Simon Says Stamp), Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen Distress
Other:  Beach Best Friends dies, Heart Cover Plate die (Gina K), Rain or Shine die, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Copics:  Y26, 19, 15, 11, G09, YG07, 01, B05, 02, 00, RV06, 04, 02, 00, R59, 46, 27, 05, E37, 35, 34, 33, 31, 30


Lisa Elton said...

She's going to love this, Stef it's adorable! I like the little hearts sprinkled throughout the design!

Darlene said...

What a cute scene Stef! Fabulous take on our mood board! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Beach Time’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


Ann Schach said...

What an adorable card, Stef! There is no doubt in my mind that she will LOVE it. That little kitty is the cutest, and as always, your coloring is perfect. Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday this week!

JoAnn said...

Such an adorable card Stef. Your great niece will love it. A perfect take on our "Summer Activities" topping option. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthda.

Nancy said...

I couldn't love this card anymore if I tried, Stef! Your coloringis fab and darling scene just makes me smile! Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday as always!

Diane Evans said...

is is such an adorable card and your colouring is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing and participating in the Festive Friday Challenge

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Oh my this is adorable Stef - what a fun little beachy scene you created, your niece will LOVE it! Thanks for playing over at Festive Friday this week!

Helen Jennings said...

This is one adorable beach babe kitty! Thank you for linking to the Festive Friday Challenge.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your card is absolutely adorable. Love the expression on that sweet little kitty's face. Thanks for playing with us at Festive Friday.

Jaydee said...

Stef, this scene is just adorable! I absolutely love it. So glad you joined us at Festive Friday this week

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congratulations, Stef! Your fabulous creation was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. Please hop over to the challenge blog to grab your winner’s badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again soon!