Ellie’s Patterned Party Birthday Card

Our family has lots of August (and April) birthdays.  Today is my niece Ellie's special day—8 years old!  Plus, it's the first day back to school, so it's a doubly special day for her!  (Wow—summer sure goes by fast!)

Here's the glittery card that I created for her using the new In Colors and a fun birthday set called Patterned Party

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Ellie's birthday card 2011 - close 2 I love the new 2011 In Colors!  In addition to providing our Color Collections with some fresh new color combos, I think they go so well together, too!  Very soft and summery!

I stamped the balloon image in Basic Black first. Then I colored the image with markers, stamped it on Whisper White, and cut out the individual balloons.  Before popping them up with Dimensionals, I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter using a 2-Way Glue Pen.  Perfect!

Ellie's birthday card 2011 - close 1I used the same idea for the presents, giving them each a different color stamped bow.  So cute!

The background texture is the new Stripes Impressions Folder—LOVE this!  It's basic and so very versatile for all kinds of styles, even masculine cards!  Cool!

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The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set (click to enlarge image above).  This was a definite must-have set for me…lots of phrases that you can pair up to use on the front and inside of the card. 

For the finishing touches, I added a Calypso Coral Dotted Ribbon Scallop Border and tried out the new Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon.  Have you tried this ribbon?!  It adds such a feminine, whimsical feel to your projects.  I think I need some in every In Color!

Ellie's birthday card 2011 - inside  

The multicolored image on the inside of my card was colored with the In Color Markers directly on the stamp before stamping.  It's such a simple technique, but it really packs a punch when you take the time to use several colors.  I love how it coordinates with the front of the card.  Now that I think about it, I should have added Dazzling Diamonds to the pennants, too.

Ellie with card 2011 Here's Ellie holding the card her Too Cool aunt made just for her—haha!  Happy birthday, my sweet girl!

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