This birthday card is for a family friend, Raechel. Today is her 8th Birthday. She LOVES Pokemon every bit as much as Samuel so ORIGINALLY my thought was to come up with some GREAT idea to incorporate a pack of Pokemon cards into the card and make a pocket for her gift card. Well, as life would have it, things got busy yesterday and by the time I was able to sit down to get going on her card it was already 11:00pm or so, SO, I opted for easy. The image is actually stamped on the inside of the card. While I was at Katrina's (my BGFF (BestGirlFriendForever) the other day I was looking through her card stack and saw a card she'd made up like that and thought about how EASY it would be with my nestabilities!! The stamp is a $1 Studio G clear stamp from TCW (The Craft Warehouse) that I picked up FOREVER ago and have been dying to use. I just think that little chick is TOO cute. There's another stamp in the little mini set that says 'party chick'. Inside I stamped, 'Happy Birthday Party Chick!' The lilac mist and citrus leaf cardstock (CTMH) are both embossed, using cuttlebug embossing folders (Happy Birthday and Swiss Dots). The little chick is colored in with colored pencils and blended with BABY OIL!!! I usually use OMS but it has a tendency to give me a headache. I keep reading so many people saying how baby oil works just as well so gave it a try. It DOES!! I've even gotten a little too much once or twice and thought 'OH GREAT!' ONLY to find out it dries without looking oil stained. NICE. I added stickles (Star Dust or Crystal I don't remember which) to the green dots and the pink top of the party hat for a little sparkle and Diamond Glaze to the balloon and the 'Party Chicks' beak. Patterned paper is some misc paper I had in one of my stacks-I got it from JoAnn's FOREVER ago in a pack/kit deal. The white organdy ribbon is from CTMH, striped ribbon is American Crafts. (I love their ribbon!!)
It's NO Pokemon card but it's cute and 'party girly', I think anyways.
Well, that's all for me for a few days. I work tonight and the next two nights there after so I KNOW I won't be doing any playing/creating for a few. :(
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!