Friday, May 29, 2009

On That Note...

Hi everyone, and happy Friday! Today is my oldest daughter Ashley's birthday, so I want to wish her a very happy birthday today! I also want to give you a heads up on a chance to win some High Hopes stamps! Rhonda is having a little give away trying to get to 10,000 hits on her blog. Go leave her a comment for a chance and take a look around while you're there and see her cute cards and her daughter Emily is quite the artist too for a five year old!

Today's squigglefly release is called Feathered Friend and here's the card I made


(click to enlarge)

I colored it with these colors of copic markers



The corners were clipped to allow a little more of the designer paper behind it to show. I printed the greeting directly on to the image panel after I had it all colored and knew where I wanted it. I am going to try to make a video tutorial showing how to place text where you want it to be using Word. I get a lot of people asking how to do that, so if I can set the camera up in a way that you can see me doing it I think it will be helpful.
The font I used is one I dearly love. It's so elegant and flowing. It's called Zapfino and I tried searching for a place you could get it for free, but I didn't have any luck.

I chalked the sky. On the bottom right side of the card I pierced a few rows of holes and placed a clear rain dot in the center of them. I think it draws attention to the hole piercings, and after piercing them all I don't want them to go un-noticed! LOL!
Well, enjoy your Friday and thanks for looking!

13 comments:

bumblebee creations said...

What a gorgeous card Holly-I love the colors you went with! Thanks for the plug -I removed the music player and hope that is it! I'll have to email a birthday hi to Ashley! I love the piercing-I never think to do that!

CRYSTAL said...

Happy b'day Ashley... Beautiful card Holly....Great coloring and I like that you put the sentiment directly onto the image piece...I'm gonna have to 'case' that!!! I love my mat pack to pierce with....

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! May is a super month to have a birthday in.

This is really nice. I like the bird colors and I love that font. I can't wait for THAT tutorial - the placement of the sentiment in WORD. That would be fabulous!

Hugs,

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh this is very lovely!! I really love the red colors and that birdie is a sweetie!! Hope she has a wonderful b-day!! :)

Thanks for the heads up on high hopes!! :)

Pam in Ar. said...

I love how you have started taking pictures of the colors that you use. It's really helpful...it would be more helpful if I had all of those colors LOL..

Happy Birthday to Ashley..I guess when the girls were younger and had kid parties you were pretty busy in the last week of May :~)

You have a great Friday too...it's a beautiful one isn't it....

Kat said...

I'M LOVING THIS!! I love all those gorgeous REDS!! The cs, your coloring, & the bow. And I really like the piercings.

Oh phooey! I love that Zapfino font and was so hoping you'd tell me where to get it. Boo-hoo.

I'm so looking forward to your making a tutorial on how you place your printed sentiments on your cards! Thanks in advance fur doing that fur us. purrrr....

And a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ASHLEY!!!

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Holly, and Happy Birthday to Ashley :). I would be interested when you do your tutorial, because 90 percent of all my sentiments are computer generated, and I am one of those who still have not figured how to put it in a particular place..

Kim Dellow said...

Oh I love the bird, what a goourgeous card. Kim

TeresaW said...

I love what you have done with the image, and I love the red. I will be sad when May is over it has been fun getting the stamps every day.

weatkins said...

A little music note over the bird's beak would add a cute touch.

Happy birthday, Ashley! 28, right?

laos348 said...

This looks great - wonderful coloring! Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Kristie said...

What a gorgeous bird! I love how you've coloured it too! Absolutely beautiful ♥
BTW: Happy Birthday to Ashley!

msfreida said...

OHHH, I LOVE how you colored this bird! Almost gives it a cloisonne look! What an eye-catcher! You picked the perfect font to go with the image too! GORGEOUS!

I'm so excited about the video you're going to do! I spent an hour and a half trying to do that last week and finally just gave up! I just get so frustrated trying to figure stuff out on my own!

I know what you mean about the piercing...man, that's some work! I'm going to have to find the mat pack Crystal was talking about!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ASHLEY! :) I hope you're still celebrating!

Hugs~