Hello everyone! I am super excited about this card today! Dontcha love when you have an idea in your head and it completely comes out right on the paper. Now let me start my story with when I saw the sketch challenge this morning I let how a big (SIGH) not circles AGAIN!
Reason #1: The sketch is very similar to the one I posted yesterday so I didnt want to use the scallops again and I new alot of people would be posting cards w/the scallops and I gotta be a little unique!
Reason #2: I went to a CTMH class last night hosted by a friend (Hey Kim!) and guess what we made CIRCLES! a super cute circle album.
So I was not exactly thrilled about the sketch. I knew I needed a bday card b/c Madison got an invitation in the mail yesterday for one of her classmates bday. This little girl is a super sweet girl who has been through alot. Her aunt and uncle are raising her and her sister b/c the Mom was an unfit mother. The kids also got an invitation yesterday for another bday party on Thurs. that I already knew about; its for their cousin (Ella) my SIL threw together a last minute party for her. SIL is having Cinderella come to the party and my girls are going to have a fit!! We have a bday filled week this week. We have Ella's bday on Thurs, Lexi's on Sat @10:00, and Rebekah's @ 1:00 on Sat. I have Ella's gift and card made already but I have to get busy on the other two. Anyways back to my point this card is for Lexi's bday, I will post the rest of her gift later (after I figure out what Im going to make!).
I wanted to use fun colors on this card since it's a girls bday card as I was looking throught my color combos I remebered I had some cuttlebug pieces that I did @ Moms house. I dont have a cuttlebug b/c Im not a huge fan of the embossed cards and to be honest they are on just about every card you see in the gallery and I get tired of seeing them! So, I had this ballet blue piece that had bubbles (circles) embossed on them and my card was born! I colored my images w/prisma pencils and blended with gamsol and stumps. I also colored the background this time which really makes a difference in the image to me so you will be seeing alot more of that! The cameo coral layer is stamped with the bubbles (open circles) from Itty Bitty backgrounds. I use that stamps everytime I use one of these cute little images from Silly Sealife they were just made for each other! I put a dot of stickles on each of the bubbles and on the turtles so its super sparkly IRL! The sentiment is from the faux ribbon set by PaperTreyInk.
Stamps: Silly Sealife, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Faux ribbon
Paper: cameo coral, glorious green, ballet blue
Ink: same as above + black StazOn
Other: stickles, ribbon from Taylors ribbon share, cuttlebug circles, fiskars circles, stickles