Happy 14th Birthday Connor! 43

Mona Pendleton | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 11:22 PM | , , ,

Hi Cyber Friends! Hope you are all having a great week :) Today is my stepson's 14th Birthday! We are having a small celebration so hopefully I will get some good photos to share :) I made him this simple card using Kazan's fun sketch from 2Skethes4You. Be sure to check out what the DT has made for inspiration :)




Here is my Happy Birthday card:
This card was super easy to make once I figured out what I wanted to do! (giggle) I started by stamping the Papertrey Polka Dot image with Stampin' Up Soft Sky ink. I used the Cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder then inked the edges with a little Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. I recently discovered using a wooden handle ink applicator with a felt pad works a lot better than a sponge dauber. Many cards later!!!

This cuuute cupcake image was a Hampton Art stamp that I bought long time again at my local craft store in the $1 bin! After stamping the image, I colored it with the various Copic markers mentioned below then paper pieced it! I love this technique as it adds a little extra dimension without a whole lot of effort! I never tried it until my JUGs team-mate, Pam chose it as one of our weekly technique challenges. If you haven't tried it, you don't know what you are missing! All you need is a super sharp pair of scissors & a little patience :) LOL After piecing the cupcake together, I topped it off with a button cherry on top!

That's it for today. I will be back tomorrow with another fun Play Date Cafe color challenge. Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used: Stamps: Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics 11, Stampin' Up All Holidays, Hampton Art Cupcake Paper: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist, Kraft, Rustic White Ink: Ranger Vintage Photo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Soft Sky, YG91 Putty, E43 Dull Ivory, E31 Brick Beige, B00 Frost Blue, BG01 Aqua Blue, E57 Light Walnut, O Colorless Blender Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles & Circles, Cuttlebug Birthday embossing folder, Papertrey Ink ribbon, button from stash

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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

I love these colors together, Mona....beautiful work on each piece!

Jan said...

I love the colors too. I have to admit I didn't realize the "cherry" was a button the first couple times I looked at it ! How very clever.

Julie said...

Hi Mona,
What a cute card - I love the cupcake,I hope the birthday celebrations go well.
Take Care - Ju xx

NĂºria said...

WOW it's a beautiful card!!!
I like the cupcake, gorgeous with the button

Carly said...

Hi Mona, this is just too gorgeous! You should totally start selling your work on Etsy! You'd make a killing!

Laurel said...

Oh I love this, it is simply stunning!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a sweet card!! I love the cherry button on the top!! HB to Connor!!

Shana said...

love it! It looks so soft like a silk cloud that you just want to put your head on.

Andrea M said...

Sweet card Mona! The colors are so soft and awesome - have to keep this combo in mind. Love how it looks! Happy B-day to Connor :)
BTW, thanks so much for the info on the pearl brads. I'll have to get some when I get back home. Take care!

Silvia said...

This card is so sweet Mona! I love your interpretation of the sketch. I bet Connor will be so happy to receive this card! I will have to try using an ink applicator. Thanks for the tip!

Big hugs....

Kim said...

Such a sweet and delicious birthday card! I just want to pick that cupcake up and have a bite!!! Happy Birthday to Connor! Enjoy!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

mom2christopher said...

Super yummy card! Love the soft colors and your cupcake! Thanks for joining us this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the bright red cherry on top!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. Mona.. I agree.. the colors are AMAZING.. and the stitching is perfect.. HUGS

Pammy said...

Darling card, Mona! Love the cupcake! So appropriate! Hope he had a wonderful B-day!

Cecilia said...

Awesome card with great colors! I love your take on this sketch! Just perfect! Also love the button cherry on top!

Fiona said...

Heavens, Mona, this is a fabulous looking card! These colors are just stunning together! You are a wizard with this clever design! I am suitably wowed!
Cheers!

Yesnir said...

Love the colors and the embossing! This slightly shabby chic look is so delicious! You always do just enough, never overdone, just perfect! Great job with this sketch, Mona!

Melissa said...

I hope Connor had a great birthday! I know he, at least, got an awe inspiring card! I love the colors you used and the beautiful cupcake stamp, colored so nicely and topped with a button cherry!

Heather said...

Love the soft colors! Did your son have a great birthday? I will be getting some Copic with Tax return $$. :D
Hey...do you have the Vintage Touch duo from PTI? I finally got it a couple orders ago and love it. There are 2 colors..one light and one darker for aging. Love it! Dawn McVey told me I should give it a try and have been pleased ever since.

Tatanky said...

So pretty love the aqua green colors....

Sue Nader said...

Mona, you did a spectacular job with this sketch! I love the soft colors and your beautiful stamping and filling with the Copic marker! I think it's neat how you made that cherry! So clever!

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy birthday to Connor!!!! I bet he love his fabulous looking b-day card:)!!! This is a yummy-licous cupcake Mona!!! Hugs ~S~

Davi said...

Fun card,,,,love the colors and the fun button cherry!!

GabrielleH said...

Another Mona instant classic! This card is so gorgeous in it's simplicity! Great colors and embossing! You always are amazing!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is pure sweetness!

Heidi said...

Mona, this is such a sweet card! Simple, elegant and perfect in it's shabby chic-ness! No one does it better!

KathyO said...

Mona, wow, this is so beautiful! Just a perfect design! You are so talented (you know this already). I really do admire you!

Cheryl Nelson said...

perfectly scrumptious!!!

Tammy L said...

Great colors!!! Love how you rocked this sketch! Gorgeous!

Jessica Hernandez said...

Amazing looking card! Great bow and cupcake stamp!

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty soft colors! fabulous card!! thanks for playing along with us at 2S4Y this week! =)

lynn said...

another sweet card,-i've gotta have that vintage photo ink-i really like what you did with it!

Sensible said...

Really soft and graceful card! I love the beautiful embossing and that gorgeous cupcake! It's so perfect for my favorite cupcake designer! Way to go Mona!

Kazan Clark said...

this cannot be any more cuter! I love it
Great take on the sketch
Hugs
K

Sam Marsdon said...

Wow! Simple and beautiful! Just amazing stuff!

Kelli Burnstein said...

This is a gorgeous little card! I love your colors and that cherry is so perfect on the cupcake! Hope your stepson had a great birthday!

ShellyM said...

Absolutely Delicious!

Stacey Schafer said...

so pretty!

Heather P. said...

This is just gorgeous!

Thank you for playing along with us at 2 Sketches 4 You. :)

Donna said...

Another stunning and sweet card, Mona! Great cupcake and your "cherry" is perfect! I love the clean design!

BethieJ said...

Mona this is FABULOUS! Happy Belated Birthday to Conner!

1CardCreator said...

So cute Mona, The colors are beautiful and the paper piecing does add the extra dimension. Take care, ~Diane


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