Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

I needed to make a card for my little niece Ivy to go along with her purse book. I have been seeing a lot of rainbows, hearts and chevron patterns around and was inspired to make this fun card. Stop by tomorrow for Technique Tuesday and I will show you how I made the homemade embossing template. I seem to be into that lately.

I coated the card with shimmer spray, which is why you see the "splotches". The shimmer spray doesn't photograph well or at least I haven't figured out how to do it. This was a pretty simple card to make. I simply embossed the hearts onto white cardstock, sponged ink to get the color, added some shimmer spray, stamped the sentiment and done. Quick and easy!

Perfect card for a perfect princess. Here she is on Christmas. I think she changed her clothes at least 3 times into her various "princess" dresses. The day she was born Emily and I drove through a horrific snow storm to go see her. Now, this year on her birthday there is hardly a dusting of snow on the ground. I can't believe she is 4 already!!!

The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the set For Every Occasion. As you can see from the ink, another "well loved" set.

Don't forget about the blog candy this month. Every time you leave a comment on my happy little blog, your name goes into a drawing for $31 in CTMH products of your choice. You can find all the details under the "blog candy" post. My way of saying Thank you for following along with my creative adventures.


  1. I love hoe you can take a simple idea and make a beautiful card. Ivy is so cute.
    The stickle Queen

  2. Rainbows are in!! Looking forward to tomorrow's Technique Tuesday!

  3. Is the shimmer spray a CTMH product? You know how my Mom loves her bling! I think she would love that stuff.