Monday, February 9, 2015

Celebrate Birthday Card for a Friend

Here is a Birthday card I had made for a friend's Birthday :)
It had to be mailed away, I know she received it, so I can share it now :)
Isn't she cute.
This card was going to go a whole different way, but that is how it works sometimes ;)

I coloured this cute Prima image with my much loved Copic markers.
I coloured her all in browns as I was planning on doing a different background, but then changed my mind as I wanted to use this new balloon background paper.
Can you see I added some embossing paste around the image :)
I wanted it to look like confetti, I coloured the dots but then didn't really like how they turned out…so added white to cover them up again.
I did use some sequins to hopefully distract you from any left over colour that the white couldn't cover up.
You know, I think this is the very first time using sequins for me.

Remember those banners I picked up from Target last week… I used some on both the front and inside of this card.

With me colouring her dress in the browns, I needed the balloon background paper to be more antique looking, so I added distress ink to tone down the brightness of the paper.
If you look at the inside of the card, that is the actual colour of the balloon paper as I didn't add distress ink to the inside of the card.

Lookie here, I made a video on the making of this card.
I really should do process videos on my cards….but I usually don't have a plan before I start.
If you would rather watch my video on my YouTube channel for the full screen experience, just click on my name "Tracy's Treasures24"

I have to chuckle at my starting to enter challenges, as the last card I entered, I totally forgot to link my blog/card to the challenge blogs linky's , lol

I am entering this card in "Always Playing with Paper" challenge.
I know I had entered my last card in this same challenge, but I love this sketch. My card also fits their colour challenge as well :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. This is gorgeous!! I love the prima doll!! You colored her beautifully!! The banners look fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! I love it and I'm sure your friend did, too!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Sweet image and great card and video. It's great to know others make the same mistakes as I do,

  3. Tracy, I have this stamp on my scrap table right now, trying to figure out how to color it w/o copic markers. Your card is really nice. You did a great job with the colors. Thanks for the inspiration. Traci

  4. I thought at the start it was a photo frame really beautiful and luv Julie nutting stamp doll, gorgeous x

  5. Such a sweet card, Tracy! I like the little touch of color leftover on the embossing paste dots. :)

  6. Fabulous card and the sequins are the perfect touch!

  7. It's perfect and I bet she loved it! I love that you used the banner on the inside! So smart! !

  8. What a super cute card Tracy!! I don't know that I've ever used sequins in paper crafting's good to see that you're still rockin' the Copics & even better than ever.

  9. Fabulous card, love how you utilized those banners! TFS

  10. Tracy, this just yells CELEBRATE!! --just like your sentiment!!!! Wonderfully done!! Love the dots too!!!! Thanks so much for coming by my blog, means a lot!!!! I am so glad you joined in on the challenge this time!! Yay, I love the pics of Luna on the cupboards way up high!!! VERY CUTE!!!!

  11. Wonderful!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Challenge!

  12. Lovely card, Tracy. Everything just flows together. Thanks for playing The Challenge!


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