Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

 Hello Friends! Today is a special day, because it's Melissa ( MelJen's) Birthday! I've created a card just for her and I hope it's arrived at her home by the time this posts!

I am blessed to be part of the MelJen's Design Team. I love Melissa's whimsical images and it is a joy and a pleasure for me to bring them to life with my own creative twist and to share them with all of you. If you are a fan of MelJen's Designs, you can view all of the projects I've created by clicking HERE or by following my MelJen's Gallery on Pinterest.

It's no secret that I love Melissa's cupcake images. I've used them several times, click HERE  to view my collection of cupcake cards. So, it's only fitting that I would use Birthday Cupcake to create a card for her. And I used lots of pink on this one, since that is her favorite color.

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Fun image, right? It's printed on my favorite iridescent card stock, colored with Copics and die cut. I dusted on a little ink, while the image was still in the die. This is one sparkly cupcake! I added lots of glitter to the 'frosting' and the stars. And I used a glitter pen for's REALLY sparkly.

No card of mine is complete without doing a little something on the inside...

The inside is finished off with a few stamp sets from Stampin' Up! I love their new Sketched Birthday set. That's where the party hat and balloon came from. And I used two of the new In Colors, too...Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe. Don't you just love the names SU! comes up with? The new colors are fantastic and they will be making many more appearances in the weeks to come.

That's it for me today! Thank you for visiting.


digital stamp: Birthday Cupcake(MelJen's Designs)
stamp sets: One In a Million, Sketched Birthday, Curly Cute(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: Cryogen Iridescent White(Inspiration Emporium)  Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe(Stampin' Up!)
dies: Deckled Edge Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Dotted Scallop Border(EK Success)
other: ribbon(Offray)  Crystal glitter(Martha Stewart Crafts)  Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)  Copic markers


Jeanne said...

What a fabulous card, Barb! Love all the sparkle. I'm sure Melissa is going to be so thrilled when she receives it. I so enjoy seeing your cards. You add a lot of love to them and it shows. Keep up the great work!

Sheila H said...

Darling card, Barb! Your cupcakes are the best - love the sparkle!!

Tracy said...

I have been watching your blog for a bit and I love your cards they are so adorable and you are just cute as a button. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

NC Peach said...

I love the soft color palette you used here, and fabulous sentiment!(Will add that to the shopping list, lol)TFS!

Tracy said...

Your cards are so amazing. Question for you. When you are using digi stamps what paper do you put in your printer to keep the image from bleeding when you color it?