Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Joanne!!!

Yup, that's right...today is my friend Joanne's birthday!!! I'll be on her doorstep later today with a birthday Mocha in hand...see you later GF! Be sure to pop over and wish her a VERY happy day!!!
In honour of Joanne's birthday I decided to use my favourite MFT birthday set, You Take the Cake from the Who's That Girl line. Since this card is for Joanne I decided to incorporate a few "Joanne-ish" things, like pink, paper piecing, and ruffled ribbon. :)

I used Mojo109 for the layout. I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto the Doodlebug striped paper from the Cupcakes Collection, then I stamped it again onto Choice Snow White. I coloured the girl and the cake with copics then cut her out with scissors and adhered her to the striped panel...voila...instant striped wall paper! I added some Yellow Stickles to the candle flames and some pink glitter to the cake...doesn't it look yummy! I layered the image onto a thin mat of black before adhering it to the scallop square of Prism Razzleberry Medium.

I stitched the polka dot paper from the Cupcakes Collection to a mat of Razzleberry Medium then I added some fun ruffled ribbon and topped it off with the pink loop ribbon. The Moxie Fab blog has a fun ruffles challenge that's ending today, so hurry over and get your ruffled creation linked up! The bottom of the card was looking a little bare so I jazzed it up with my new Bling it On. They're rubons with coordinating bling...sooooo cool and easy to apply!!! I added a fun Doodlebug cupcake brad to the sentiment for just a little more bling! Really, can you ever have too much bling?!?

This card is also my entry for the MFT So You Think You Can Stamp week 3 challenge over on Splitcoast. The theme this week is "Waltz". Huh??? I know what you're thinking...what does a birthday card have to do with the waltz? Well, for starters, the ruffly ribbon and curlicue rubons remind me of the flowing dresses dancers wear when they waltz. But I did a little Google search and discovered that it's a tradition in a few countries for girls to dance the waltz on their 15th birthday, and in one country it's a tradition that she wears a pink dress! Now do you see the connection?!? Here's the link in case you're curious as to what the birthday traditions are in other countries. Oh, and I'm Canadian and I've never had my nose greased on my birthday...don't know who came up with that one but it sounds yucky!!! Wish me luck! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Leslie said...

I love those "Bling it on" rub ons. They look perfect on your card and that cake, yummy.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful! Love the bling!

Dina said...

This is just delightful!!! I love your coloring and bling! Love the swirls on the bottom and the little cupcake on top of the circle! Hope your friend has a wonderful day!

Jamie said...

LOVE IT!! Awesome details, the stickles for the flame, the sewing, the paper peicing, the swirly bling...it's all fabulous!!! GOOD LUCK with the contest!!!

Janet said...

wow such a super card! i love it:)
hugs

chercroppin said...

Awesome job girl...great color combo, love the scallops, swirls, and you did a fantastic coloring job....wow!

Joanne B. said...

I SO love this, its even MORE beautiful in person! You are the sweetest thing EVER! You totally made my day today, tasty mocha, beautiful card, but most of all, your wonderful company on a crazy hectic day.

Thanks for being the sweetest thing ever!

Danni said...

This is an awesome card!! Love the way you did the bottom of the card, I'm assuming that is the bling it on...awesome!

Emily said...

Love the colors on this card Karen, along with all the great bling and that adorable cupcake!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card!

Cath said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for entering the Moxie Fab World challenge! :)

Viv said...

You've done her proud Karen! This is gorgeous!
Viv xx

Wendy said...

Those spots on her dress look paper pieced they are coloured so perfect! Lovely card, she will love it!