Hi guys, today I have a couple of sweet and cute girl cards for you all!
These birthday cards were created for two little girls, whom are one and two years old.
To get these cards started I stamped the Nellie Snellen “Koetie” (means Cowie in English) image number 09.16.19.004 twice onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper with Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards. I also stamped the separate smaller images of the snail and the butterfly, from the same stamp set, twice in the same way.
Then I coloured both images with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and using my Pentel Aquabrush.
For the image with the pink elements I used: Beige, Mid Brown, Mid Gray, Brick Beige, Dark Pink, Pale Pink, Yellow, Pale Green, May Green and Light Blue. For the red elements on the other card I used Light Carmine and Carmine Red, I added a little more Light Gray in the light area’s of the cow and a little bit more Haze Blue around the image.
For the gold elements on the more pink card I used an Edding Gel Roller pen in Gold and for the silver elements on the more red card the same pen in the colour Silver. On both images I added some highlights with my white Sakura Gelly Pen.
After the colouring was done and the images were dry I fussy cut the separate snails and butterflies out by hand with my Fiskars scissors and I die cut around the cows with a circle die from my Crea-Nest-Lies XXL circle die set.
I also die cut a slightly larger circle with the biggest die in the My Favorite Things “Stitched Circle STAX” die set from medium pink card stock and also from some red card stock. You can’t really see it in the pictures but I edged the pink circle with Memento’s “Lilac Posies” ink and the red circle with Memento’s “Rhubarb Stalk” ink, it creates just a little bit extra definition.
Normally in my next step I would have adhered the circle mats together at this moment but I thought it would be fun to try something different for a change and I decided to first adhere the ribbon in between the circle mats before adhering the circles together: it takes a bit more planning ahead to get everything straight on the card this way but it’s a fun change I think (I guess it would have been easier to first plan out where the largest circle would be on the card, adhere it to the card, then adhere the ribbon and then the smaller circle, but I didn’t thought of that at that moment because I didn’t exactly knew what sentiment I would use and where it would be placed on this card at that moment).
Then it’s time to start working on the background: I die cut a square from some dark kraft card stock and also one from some dark brown shiny card stock with one of my Crea-Nest-Lies XXL square dies and then I run the squares though my Big Shot with the dots embossing folder from the embossing folder set from Sizzix called “Dots & Flowers”. To create a bit more definition on the dark kraft square I went around the edges and lightly over the raised area’s with Memento’s “Rich Cocoa” ink. Next I die cut two slightly larger stitched squares from the same pink and red card stock that I used before and also edged these pieces with the same pink and red ink as used before.
For my sentiment I choose one of the stamps from the Wild Rose Studio stamp set called “Birthday Circles”, stamped that onto some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper with the same black ink as used before and clear heat embossed afterwards. I die cut a circle around the sentiment with one of the smaller dies in the My Favorite Things “Stitched Circle STAX” die set and edged these circles with the pink and red inks as used before. Then I matted these sentiments onto circle die cuts made from the brown/kraft card stocks that I used for the square mats but switching them on the cards for a more interesting look (so that the shiny circle is on the pink card and the kraft circle is on the red card).
And then it’s time to put these cards together: the square pieces are adhered together using liquid glue, then the circles with the image on top are adhered with one millimetre thick foam tape to the squares, wrapping the ribbon on the back and adhering with regular tape. Next I adhered the squares onto a crème coloured linen textures card base with one millimetre thick foam tape and for my finishing touch I adhered the sentiment circles on the card with two millimetre thick foam tape and adhering the extra butterfly and the snail with 3D-kit!
And that finishes today’s cards. I hope you enjoyed and until the next time I wish you all a creative day! I see you'll in 2018!