Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday Cake Medley and a Sock Hop!

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there's a lot of stuff here - a Stampin' Up! stamp set (slightly used), some 6x6 papers, some shimmer mist, some ribbon, some snowflake embellishments, some unmounted rubber stamps, some flower stickers, a provo craft die, decorative brads, assortment of embellishments including some of my hand crocheted snow flakes, and a set of blo pens (great for adding speckles to your background!), and a quickie glue pen. Right now I am at 310 followers. For every 3 more followers I gain until the end of this blog candy I will add another something to the prize package! I have added a package of six brass charms, a package of 12 sugar coating glitter by Doodlebug, and a Viva Silver Pearl pen to the prize package so far! When I reach 322 followers I will add this



Two brand new foam mounted Inky Impressions rubber stamps. These are Angelica's Heart Socks and LiLi's Chicks.

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Hi everyone! This week is speeding by isn't it? I am glad tomorrow is Friday! I need the weekend to catch up on so many things I didn't get a chance to do last weekend - plus my stamping room is a mess with all the cards I've been making lately!

Well, let's get on to the card shall we?



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Isn't this a fun one? I really love how it turned out! I used Laura Campbell's Lovely Cake and paired it up with Jess Holland's Birthday Medley. I changed the different birthday words to different colors in Adobe Photoshop Elements before printing. I have a tutorial HERE that tells you how to do that.

Once the sentiment was printed I filled in the "Happy Birthday" with a Quickie glue pen and sprinkled on some glitter so it would stand out a bit more. The cake is colored with Copic markers and I put some yellow stickles on the candle flame.

When I went to put this card together the sentiment panel was cut a little long, but I already had it taped down on one side and I didn't want to risk tearing it by pulling it off, and if I just cut off the other end even with the card it was going to look off center. So, I stuck a piece of foam board underneath the middle of it to make it bow out a bit. I kind of like the look! It makes it a little different from the usual and that's always a good thing!

My next card is for yesterday's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge. The challenge is to create a card following the sketch provided, but you have to follow the theme of dancing. I chose to use the popular Sock Hop Girl drawn by Lynne Stansbery for my dancing girl. She just looks like she's having so much fun dancing the night away at a Friday night hop in her new pink poodle skirt!


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She's colored with Copic markers and chalked around the edges. The glittered flower and fabulous LP record embellishments are from a fun little package I got from Marlene a couple of days ago. When I saw the dance theme these embellishments popped into my head and I knew what image I wanted to use! Thanks Marlene, they are perfect and add such fun to the card! Can you believe I have not missed one single Hope You Can Cling To challenge? I'm even surprised!

In case you missed the return of digi day at Squigglefly's group on Card Universe, I wanted to tell you that there were some great freebies given out and a fun challenge where you can win a prize. So go HERE to grab the freebies and check out the challenge!

Have a fun day, and thanks as always for looking!

35 comments:

theCook said...

Love your second card!The glittery background is fantastic...

Debra said...

Love the Poodle Skirt card! TFS

eiyiyi said...

Both cards are wonderful! the poodle skirt is very dear to my heart. I had a grey one with a white poodle on it. Can't you just imagine how special I felt weaing that @# years ago! hugs, eileen

Elaine A said...

Holly -

Love the birthday card, it is so whimsical. Your poodle skirt girl is just so sweet. She brings back memories of malteds, tuttie fruttie sundaes and the show "Happy Days". Great card and wonderful color combos.

Elaine Allen

Shawna said...

What cute cards! I love how you used the foam board under the sentiment panel on the first one.

msfreida said...

I'm off and running this morning because I'm working with our annual fundraiser for our Sanctuary Hospice House, but I couldn't leave without my daily dose of inspiration...and inspiring they are! These are both SOOO AWESOME, Holly! Very clever how you did the greeting on the b'day, and I sooo love that cake! Sock Hop Girl is really rockin' in her skirt and rah-rahs! The ribbon and embellies really add to this fabulous design! This card ROCKS BIG TIME! :)

Gotta run! Hope you have a fabulous day! :)
Hugs~

Deanna C said...

Love, love, love the poodle skirt. I grew up during that era and wish we could go back to it. The birthday cake is very cute. Where did you get that darling paper?

bumblebee creations said...

Hi Holly! Love your cards again today!!! I am off to check your previous posts--I remember a bra card--and I think the image was from SF--so off to find it!

Nana Bev said...

Love the birthday card, Holly. Very cute ... and the colors are wonderful. Nice tip about adding the glitter. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Nana Bev

Pam in Ar. said...

I agree with msfreida, I need my daily dose of inspiration :) The way you "blew" ( pun intended lol get it..cake candles blowing oh well) out the sentiment on the first card went righ along with the crooked cake...quirky! Love it!

And of course you know me, any image with a woman (real looking) on it gets my vote!

Have a great day :)

Shazza said...

love both cards x

Dawn Edwards said...

Great cards. I love how your DP matches the cross pattern on the cake.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

WOW! What an AWESOME cake image!!! And your coloring is terrific! Love the little poodle skirt girl too! nice cards Holly!

Dawn Frost said...

I've made cakes that look like that, lol!

Dawn Frost said...

LOL hit enter before I finished commenting on your cards Holly! Man my mom said there'd be days like today. I like the ribbon pattern background you chose for the cake and love the dramatic colours you used for the sock hop!

Marlene said...

Oh YAY!!! I'm so glad you were able to use some of those little embellies! What a perfect card to use them on, too!

*Vicki* said...

I am loving your cake image!! The sock hop girl and the pink glitter is awesome too!! :) Use those embellies!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The pink and glitter is awesome, but I am lovin that crazy cake!

Val W said...

Fun cards! I like how you accented the sentiment with glitter on the first one. Like all the pink and glitter on the second.

Sue said...

I like the girl card. Love all the sparkle. You do great work.

Linda said...

Love both of your cards. The poodle skirt one is so adorable....I had one that had a pink poodle.

Vicki said...

Hello Holly...Oh gosh BOTH your cards are awesome! The last one brings back memories of the poodle skirt! Yepppp!!!! I remember them! LOL giving my age away huh? You sure have some awesome blog candy...I would be happy to win some of your crocheted flowers! I am glad to see someone else is glad to see Friday come! Hope you have a great day Holly!

HUGS!
Vicki

Elaine M said...

What delightful images - you're cards are always great

sucor said...

I love both of your cards! I love the colors and sentiment panel on the first and the color combo and glitz of the second one.

Miss Giebel said...

Hi Holly,
Your sock hop card reminds me of the movie Grease! It's super cute. I love the ribbon and the little record charm!!

Margie said...

Love how you colored that birthday cake!

Catherine said...

Your two cards are both gorgeous Holly but I must say my favorite is the Sock Hop Girl ! Love the image and the colours are fab ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Niki said...

Great cards, especially the sock hop girl. That poodle skirt brings back some memories!

Alice Wertz said...

these are so fun!

Maria Matter said...

these are both fantastic...but I really really like the pink & black one with all that sparkle!!!
HUGS!

gocanucksgo said...

Ooo, I love that cake image and your second card is so fun!! I love all that glitter. Fantastic work =)

Brenda said...

Wonderful cards I love them both, but the second is my fav. TFS

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

THX for the links!

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

the cards are so pretty and different x thanks for the tutorial x Leigh x

Shelley said...

No t sure why, but the cake image reminded me of a Dr Suess storybook image, lol. Love it!