Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sorry I'm Late!

Ever been late wishing Happy Birthday to someone?  Guilty!  So I made this card and I hope she forgives me!

Penny Black also has a challenge to make a tall card using their stamps so I borrowed a set from my friend Lisa, I just had to try out one of those hedgehogs! And I will also enter this into the Simon Says Stamp challenge of Paper Piecing or Piercing!

Paper: Cardstock (PTI); Neenah Solar White
Ink: Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint DI; Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Penny Black (Wonderful); Hero Arts (alphabet stamp)
Other: White Enamel Accents; Pearls (stash); Pop dots

I first created the background by distressing white cardstock with two shades of green and two shades of blue distress inks.  I stamped the image of the hedgie onto the background and then again on a seperate piece of white cardstock.  I then coloured him (in my case "her") and the balloon with Copics, cut both out and adhered them using pop dots.  I added a bit of white enamel accent to the balloon.  Excuse the red colouring, it is far from perfect,  I just could not get it right. I then stamped two of the little flowers using Peeled Paint onto the grass part of the card repeatedly, afterall, I had to make this girlie, and popped up three of them seperately with dimensionals and added a little pearl to the centres.

The sentiment was made using an alphabet stamp instead of computer generating it.

Thank you for visiting!  Hope that you have enjoyed your day!


jintyoo7 said...

So cute, Brenda!
I am not sure sure what you mean about the red, it looks brilliant to me, just right!

Sue Lelli said...

Boy you sure put a LOT of thought and work into this! LOVE the white enamel on the balloon! FAB detail! LOVE how you popped so many things! CUTE card!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda, talk about hitting it out of the ballpark! I couldn't give this one away. It's gorgeous, cute and funny to boot!! Your colouring and sponging are really amazing. Now I have to add a few more inks to my wish list. :P

CinnamonSally said...

This is really cute Brenda, love the distressed background it really makes the hedgehog stand out. Fabulous card.

Dawn said...

great card Brenda. Love how you did this, I bet your friend forgave you for forgetting her birthday!

Lisa said...

This is just too sweet, Brenda! I love how you used the hedgie:) I don't know what you are talking about - the coloring looks fab to me! Really nice distressing and blending on the bg too- LOVE this!!

Rosemary said...

what a super cute card, brenda! your little hedgie is just too cute!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful inked background and love the simple design. such a lovely card, Brenda!

Michelle said...

Adorable! I love the little hedghog! The sky, balloon and grass are beautifully done!