My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Friday, June 01, 2018

Happy Furth-day! Birthday with Fur

Happy June 1 to everyone!

This month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies we are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle, where quality digital products are available in several styles and colors!

Until the 28th of June, you may share your critter creations with us, being sure that your animals are the featured element of the project! There will be a product winner and design team picks, as well. 

My card features Sparkle N Sprinkle's Abby's and Walter's Birthday. The darling set has 2 colored versions - one with the background, and one without. I colored this image with Copic Markers, and it is the same colored image available with the digital set, in addition to the black and white version.

The frame was made with Tonic Twisting Verenda Layering Die Set 1113E which contains 11 dies to be used in an assortment of ways. With Nuvo Glue Pen Large I adhered sparkly Starfire Ultrafine glitter to the frame. The Glue Pen is quick drying, even here in humid Florida. Then the glittered frame was adhered with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape to a matching die cut piece of fun foam for added dimension.

The balloons were die cut from a piece of scrap paper that had been heat set with Mediterranean Star Embossing Powder. Fantastic glitter in this EP. The balloon in the back was coated with more Nuvo Glue Pen and dredged with Starfire Ultrafine Glitter to lighten the color a bit, but keep it monochromatic in appearance.  The balloon tails are glittery, too, because a black Copic Marker colored over the embossing powder.

A fun card to make!

And now it is your turn to play at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Looking forward to seeing your fantastic designs!

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Stamping Hugs,


Wendy L said...

Cute card Donna, xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so sweet and beautiful Donna
Gr Karin

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Lovely card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Donna, love the balloons and sweet image.
Linda xxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card that image is so cute and I love all the sparkle. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lori Kobular said...

Such a fun and beautiful birthday card! I love the glittery balloons! The image is just as sweet as can be!!

*Vicki* said...

Donna, this is absolutely precious!! I am such a fan of glitter for sure and you've captured the cuteness beautifully in your design!! :) Sending you lots of crafty hugs! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Happy furth-day, awwww! Our Wally is having a furth-day this month. 9 years old, but still a puppy. Love how you colored this with a bit of pointillism and gentle shading around it. Wonder if I should get dressed up for Wally's furth-day this year? Your card is beautifully dressed in glitter and pretty paper befitting a furth-day celebration. Thanks for the smiles this morning, Donna!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I do love a good furbaby birthday card and this is just the sweetest! I love all of the sparkly and those glittery balloons. That sweet girl and the birthday pup are too, too cute! They remind me of 2 of my favorites! Well done!

NanaConnie said...

All fur babies should have their birthdays celebrated, Donna, and I adore this image! Great sparkle on the balloons and the image frame. That English Lace background is incredible!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so full of loveliness Donna,

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, Donna! Someone will be so happy when they get this wonderful and fun birthday card. I love all the glitter and shine on it too. Cute images used as well.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Love your coloring on this, especially the blue watercolor around the images.

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, Donna, this is amazing!! The sparkle is so beautiful!! I love the sweet image and the watercoloring!! It looks so stunning, my friend!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Conniecrafter said...

so adorable, who doesn't like sparkle on their birthday. I love how you did her hair and neat fur textured look on the dog. Love how you framed it and the sentiment worked just perfect inside at the top, pretty eyelet lace looking background, so neat!
Hope you are doing well and have a great weekend!

Monica said...

Adorable card - the little girl is so cute. And I love her expressions and the shiny balloons. Sparkly and fun.



Karen said...

Hi Donna,
I love how you were able to give the dog's fur texture. I've enjoyed my time on the Design Team. Thank you for everything, and see you out in the worldwide cardmaking web.

Shona Erlenborn said...

OK Sparkly Lady - you win! This is so pretty - full of sparkle and fun! Loving your shadowing especially - never have been able to pull that off! Gorgeous make!

Janice said...

A pretty sparkly, glittery card Donna!
Janice x

Kuni said...

Your card is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you agian.

Valerija said...

Fantastic card Donna.
Valerija xx

Mia said...

Cute, beautiful, super card, Donna! I love the sparkling and the great image! Kisses, my friend.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card Donna love the cute image and all the sparkle--beautiful
Carol x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! Your card is adorable! I love all the sparkle! Beautiful colouring too!