Saturday, 7 January 2012

Sharon's Birthday

Good Evening Bloggers,

So tomorrow is my very good friend Sharon's Birthday, and I have hopefully created a WOW card just for her.

I purchased the Popcorn the Bear Thanks a Bunch Set a few months back now, and I have just inked him in for the first time.  I also partially tried out the "no lines" technique for the first time.  This technique is hard!!  This image took me about 5 hours all up to ink in, and I don't know that I will be rushing back anytime soon, although the finished effect is fabulous...however I might let you be the judge of that :o)

So onto the images, Popcorn was stamped using Colorbox Archival Ink in Cookie Dough, and I began with inking in the Sunflowers.  As usual, I used my distress ink refills.  The flowers were inked in using Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge.  For the centres I used Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo.

Once the flowers and stems were inked in I moved on to Popcorn.  I decided to use Walnut Stain to ink him in, which made the colouring very difficult as it covered up the stamped outline.  The only thing I can say is slow and steady wins the race - it took me almost as long to colour Popcorn as it did to do all the flowers.

For the card I went with a colour combination that is not normal for me - and yet I have made 2 cards in the past few months using these colours...go figure!!

So off to the scrapbook shop I went for yellow and orange cardstock, and I also bought some yellow and orange peel stickles.  I still had some Prima Fire at Sunset Paper from their Tropics Collections that would work well with this, and also in my stash was some Prima Gillian Flowers in Lemon.

Here is the finished product - as you can see it is very freshly made as the stickles border hasn't even dried yet... nothing like leaving my card to the last minute ;o)

The sunflowers were made using my 3 different size Daisy Punches.  The largest flowers were cut from yellow cardstock, painted with Smooch Sundance and absolutely smothered in yellow stickles :o) The medium sized ones were cut from white card and painted with Smooch Carrot, and also smothered in yellow Stickles.  The littlest Daisies were  cut from Orange Cardstock, painted with Smooch Carrot and then smothered with Orange Peel Stickles.

As you can see they are plenty shiny!

Now here's hoping Miss Sharon likes her card :o)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #198 What's New
7 Kids College Fund - Challenge #38 Try Something New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with the Option of Something New
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #67 Anything Goes
Stamp n doodle's - Anything Goes this Week

Thanks for looking...

xx Milly


  1. it's beautiful Milly. Happy Birthday Sharon! xo

  2. Very cheery card with all the yellows and your little bear is so adorable. Thanks for sharing at Stamp n doodle.

  3. Your friend will love this card! It's awesome! Love love love the glitter!! :)

  4. beautiful card amazing colouring thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  5. Wow!! That card is just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  6. Great card hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

  7. So beautiful!
    Many thanks for joining in the first Cute Card Thursday challenge of 2012!
    Happy crafting, Debxx

  8. Gorgeous and I really like your coloring tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  9. Oh so bright and pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)


  10. WOW, what detail. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at 7 kids college fund. Be sure to check out our new challenge.


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