Monday, July 19, 2010

Surprise Birthday

Hee! This weekend I got to see a friend who moved quite far away earlier this year. She celebrates the big 5-0 in September, but our bible study group can't all fly across country for it, so we thought we'd throw her a surprise get-together while she's out here visiting right now. Surprisingly (groan), my birthday card for her was inspired by this card here by the talented Michele at I am Derby. I know what you're thinking--similar colors, but it really doesn't look anything like it. I know, but honestly, the idea for this card popped in my head whole when I saw Michele's card! I already knew I wanted to use the sketch from MTSC82 (too bad I didn't post in time for the challenge, LOL!), and her black with color pops really inspired me.

The card was a hit at lunch, and one of my friends said, "I like this one, Jill. Keep that in mind for later." (Her b-day is in Nov.) Ha! So, quickly, I embossed the color panels with Crystal embossing powder and added lots of glitter to the cake, and a little bling too. My shading on the nesties looks truly weird here, but it looks more "normal" in person. Raspberry Fizz continues to be my favorite PTI color--doesn't it just look gorgeous? The stamps are all The Cat's Pajamas. I love the retro flair of Alma's line, although I don't have nearly enough. I've used the, "Does this mean you're a grownup now?" sentiment on a lot of cards!

Stamps: TCP--Smells Like Cake, You Say It's Your Birthday & two flower ones that I think are discontinued because I can't find them on the store site!
Paper: PTI--True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, and SS White.
Ink: Versamark--Onyx Black; Watermark Dazzle--Frost; PTI--Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, and Simply Chartreuse
Ribbon: PTI--Raspberry Fizz; Offray
Embossing Powder: Stampendous--Crystal; Ranger--Super Fine Detail Clear; Stamp Diego--Ultra Detail White
Rhinestones: stash
Glitter: Ranger--Crystal Ice Ice Stickles
Dies: Spellbinders--Classic Circles & Scalloped Circles
Copics: RV06, 29; YG03; G94
Punches: Corner Chomper; EK Success border punch


Ted said...

What a really neat card, Jill! :) Love the bright colors!

Monica Kulenovic said...

This is great! Love the bold colors and the layout. The sentiment is so cute too!

Baseret said...

What a fun,bright,cheery birthday card!Love it!

Jackie Solomon said...

Love this one!! The colors are awesome paired with the black.

Angy said...

Wow! Love the bright colors - makes a great cheerful birthday card.

Rhonda said...

Oh my Jill! So cute. I have this set and haven't use it cause it never spoke to me!! its speakin now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is adorable Jill, LOVE the bright colors and that cute little cake :)

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Jill! I like it, too!