Saturday, January 8, 2011

Second birthday already

We are in the middle of some serious snow! Supposed to have gone to a birthday party tonight but we are lucky to even see our street! Finished the card anyhow and decided to post it while I have the opportunity. I don't usually buy collections of papers but all of this is from one. Don't have any idea which one but I love the color - all of it! I could hardly believe that I didn't use my "blender" once! It has been a bit since I colored a Tilda, so it was a huge suprise that it went so well. For those of you who are thrilled to know the colors of copics I used, here they are!




E00, E11, E51; R20, R32, R37; Y21, Y28; YR23; YG63, YG67; B45. I used a few spellbinders' dies. They have a fancy label one out that I just had to use. It is a set of 3. I put glossy accents on the greeting one on the front of the card and used my red spica pen on the other label one on the right side of the inside. There are lots of stickles as those of you who know me, know I love sparkle. That "page" on the left inside is really a page from a dilapidated book. I colored it with a few Tim Holtz distress inks and crumbled it inbetween so you can see the wrinkles. I tore the edges to make it look really old. Then I ran it through a xyron to put sticky on it. Next time I will try putting the sticky on it first and then distressing it. Not sure if that will work, but it was awfully hard to remove from the sticky to put it on my card. I love the way it came out. The gal I made this for is a elementary teacher. Thought she would enjoy all the references to school stuff. There were a lot of stickers that came with the papers. I especially loved the border ones. I even used the tiny, inbetween pieces to separate colors. Of course I had to use flowers, (Wild Orchid), I found some alphabet brads in my stash. Think that about covers it. Hope you enjoy the card as I hope she will when I give it to her. Usually I don't post a card until I give it to that person, but figured since its a new year, what the hey!  Hugs to you all, Barb F

14 comments:

Rene said...

Oh oh oh I looove that sparkly purple border! Great job...just wonderful!
Rene :D

Handmade by Vivi said...

beautiful card Barb! love the sparkling!!
xxx
Vivi

Ellis said...

Lovely card you've made! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jean said...

Barb this is a cute card.. adorable birthday card, love your coloring and the Tilda you used and the paper.. love the inside and how you did the distressed paper... sorry you didn't get to go to the party... snow always seems to win out any fun.. except for kids and sledding!!!
Hugs,Jean

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful job Barb! Super job using the stickles around the panel on the front and I love the crinkly look to the inside panel.
Hugs,
Barb

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! You are very talented! )-D

Lisa said...

Barbara! Gorgeous Card! I love it!
Big Hugs!

Loz said...

So adorable Barb..Your colouring is beautiful..Loz

LINDA W. said...

Great card love your coloring
great idea to use the old page
and make it look even older.
HUGS Linda

cabio's craft corner said...

Happy and beautiful birthday card. Wow, you are so productive :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Fran said...

Barb I can sure see the love you put in to this card. It is so adorable. I love all the bling and yep you did an awesome job coloring the image. I became a follower of your blog. Would you like to stop by my blog and follow me too. Hugs, Fran http://scallopsandswirls.blogspot.com/

lindamariedesigns said...

The card is lovely. I know she will love it when she finally gets it. Thanks for sharing it.

Leslie Avila said...

Simply a wonderfully made card! Love her striped socks and the sparkly purple scalloped frame. Awesome job.
Hugs,
Leslie

Lisette Morris said...

You were missed Barb, happy to see your creations back. This is very sweet!