Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Birthday Champion

Welcome to Crafter's Companion.  My niece is having a birthday soon and I wanted to make her a special card.  She adores horses so when I discovered the new SWALK - Champion Stamp set from the new SWALK Pawfect Pals collection I knew it would be the perfect fit! 

I stamped out the image on my Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers.  Then I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I personalized the images by coloring them to match my niece and her horse.  She has a grey appaloosa horse so I added a few spots to the rump and I gave blonde hair and green eyes to the girl.

After coloring the image I fussy cut it out and added some Star Dust Stickles to the green bows and a bit of it to the green stripes in her shirt. I think every card needs a bit of sparkle!

Here are the Spectrum Noir markers I used to color the image:

I recently bought a 6x6 American Crafters paper pad and used the bright and happy colored paper to make this card.  I started with some red card stock and then layered some of the coordinating patterned papers until I was happy.  Using my eBosser, I die cut some paper to mat the colored image and make it stand out. 

I pulled out my Popcorn the Bear - Celebrate stamp set and stamped out the Happy Birthday stamp with VersaMark ink and then sprinkled some opaque white embossing powder and heat set it.  Next, using my eBosser, I die cut the sentiment out and stapled on a bit of red ribbon from my stash and added some super cute Lettuce green skittles that a friend made for me.  Love them!

I finished up with a bit of red bakers twine.

Lately I don't feel the card is finished unless I do a bit of decorating to the inside.  So I added some Centura Pearl white pearlesent paper.  I grabbed pieces of red and yellow paper scraps and cut them in half.  I adhered them on top of the white paper.  

I stamped out another sentiment and the party horns from my Popcorn the Bear - Celebrate set and colored the horns with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used marker colors from the photo above and I also used DR1.  And there you have it, an adorable card that I know my niece will love

Thanks for stopping by today and looking.  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Rosalind Rowe said...

Great card thanks for sharing.

Joan V said...

What a darling card. I love how bright and cheery designer papers. Personalizing cards really makes it special. I am sure she will love the horse. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely adorable, Stacy!

Denise said...

Love all the layers of beautiful paper on your card, not to mention the darling stamp :)