Yesterday was my dear friend’s birthday.
So, of course, I had to make a card to celebrate this special day. She’s a sparkly kind of gal so I thought I’d make something appropriate.
I’ve been wanting to ink up the lovely cling set Reflection (40-218) for quite some time. And celebrating my friend’s birthday was the perfect reason. To add some sparkle, I paper pieced the dress altered with a hint of glitter.
I stamped the image on white cardstock. With a blue Prismacolor pencil, I heavily colored the top part of her dress. With a blending stub dipped in Gamsol, I dragged/blended the color to completelly cover the dress. I repeated this technique until I was satisfied with the results. I then went back with a darker blue pencil and added color to the curvier outline of her dress to add some shadow. I then blended the two blue colors. With a white pencil, I further lightened the bottom part of the dress.
Once I was satisfied, I carefully cut the dress along its outline. I then completely covered the dress with adhesive using the Essential Glue Pad and added a clear glitter. I slowly rubbed the glitter to ensure that the dress was completely covered. I then set it aside.
On the card base, I partially stamped the background and distressed edges of the card. I stamped the image again and colored her torso, hair and flowers with Prismacolor pencils. The glittery dress was paper pieced back onto the stamped image. I then added the sentiment. I still felt the card a little bare so I added a few clear and shiny white sequins.
I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re having friends and family to help us celebrate. Fried turkey is on the menu with a few changes that I like making every year. This year I am adding sweet potato biscuits to the menu and hopefully adding a ice cream bread pudding to our choice of desserts 🙂