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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Diane!

Happy Birthday Sweet friend!
 I smile when I remember how lucky I am to have you as my friend...
And then I laugh, because there is nothing you can do about it!

  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D her head, sign and hands. Printed 2 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the image. Each layer is alternately glued & elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • Sentiment is Country Impressions [1997]
  • Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the base card 
  • DP used for the scalloped frame & for the dragonflies is from My Minds Eye.

  • McGill punch used for the dragonflies
  • Die Cut used to shape the oval and frame is by Sizzix.
  • Ivy is die cut by Cottage Cutz
  • The teal bow was meant for another project and was lost on my desk for a couple of weeks... but I ran across it when I was making this card and it matched the little girls hair bow perfectly - yea!
  • images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • colored with Copics:

This card should be eligible for the following 
Art by MiRan Challenge #29 – ATG
Pile it On #64 – Frames or Borders
Crafting from the Heart #55 – ATG
Crafty Sentiments –ATG
Papertake Weekly – Focus on Words
Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #197 – Lost & Found [The teal bow]
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Open-Minded Crafting  #34 – Recycle Something [The green base card was left over paper from another card... I made it into a card even thought it folds too short and then expanded the height by adding the ovals.]
Top Tip Tues – 3 of something [3 dragonflies]
Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog – ATG or Layers
Party Time Tuesday #197 – ATG

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Beautiful card, super cute image and gorgeous colouring and a great "found" teal bowl thanks for joining the lost and found challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  2. A fabulous card and image and your colouring is brilliant Ginny x

  3. Hi Ginny, a fabulous card with a lovely colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week too.
    Lorraine DT

  4. I love dragonflies and I love your card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

  5. I love my card! But I love my awesome friend even more! I love your creativity and the way you always pick just the right papers to add interest and fun. I love her cheeks. They look so soft. And she is wearing my favorite color, but best of all she's pigeon toed just like me!!! Thank you! :-)))

  6. Hi, Ginny! I love the compostion of your card and that beautifully colored image is just too cute! Nice concept and great execution. Thanks for taking the Lost and Found Challenge at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  7. wow super cute layout, love the image too. Thankyou for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting for our 'recycle something' challenge, Lynda DT xx

  8. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing ​it​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!​​m/

  9. Lovely colouring and layering of the image.Beautiful design and composition of the card.Just love the touches of gingham.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x GDT

  10. I love this card! The little girl looks so much like Kelly's middle child, Megan.
    Thinking of you!


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