Monday, July 4, 2016


There is a brand new challenge starting at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.  Our challenge is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (use at least one star).  We again have three wonderful sponsors.

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 2 images of choice

Prize: $10 gift certificate

I was given this little cutie called "Happy Birthday Jessica" from Little Blue Button Stamps.  I knew I wanted to make a birthday card so it was just obvious to pick this image.  But how to incorporate stars?  

So I decided I would do my own background and emboss it.  I've got a little tutorial on how this was created.

My first step was to choose a color.  I chose Lemon Yellow from Color Burst.

I sprinkled a little around the paper.

Next you spritz with water and watch the colors burst out.

After I had my yellow, I wanted some green.  I pulled out Terre Verte.

Look at the beautiful bursts of color.

After this dried I embossed it with stars.

Next I picked out the color to go directly behind my image and cut it out with my new favorite die from Gina Marie Designs.

I added some embossing to this also.

Every birthday girl needs some ribbon.  This I just received in the mail from DL Art.  I won it!  Yea!!  


I created the bow and added a button for the center with some twine tied through it.

So this is the finished design.  I placed this on the card base with black paper in between to pop it out.

Next some pop dots for the image and the sentiment.

The sentiment here is cut out to follow the letter's ups and downs.  I didn't want it to cover up too much of the background.

Again the finished card.  I like how bright and cheery this looks.  Not sure who is getting it yet.  Maybe my niece who is turning 12 soon.  I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and don't forget to stop by the LTSCB and check out all the wonderful creations from the design team.

Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed day.

Card Recipe

Image - Happy Birthday Jessica from Little Blue Button
Coloring medium - Copic markers, Glastique & Stickles
Background - Color Burst by Ken Oliver
Papers - Canson (watercolor paper), Core 'dinations, stash
Die - Gina Marie Designs
Embossing folder - Stars by Darice
Ribbon - Rainbow collection from DL Art
Button - I have had so long I just have no idea where it came from
Twine - Darice
Stamp - Stampendous
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc - Foam tape, pop dots, Scotch ATG


brenda said...

A lovely card to start the week off Robin and such a pretty background with the bursts of colour.

B x

Lillian A said...

Nice coloring and great color combination and background, Robin.

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

So beautiful background!! I love color burst so much. So amazing!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Robin!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The image is so beautiful!! The layers and design are fabulous!! Stunning card!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a safe and happy 4th!! Big hugs sweet friend :)

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Wanda said...

Love love love your background and your tutorial on how you created this stunning card! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner! DT Wanda

Rae Ann said...

Love the background you created! The bow is absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

Irena Stefanova said...

Great mixed madia card, Robin! Fabulous background! Thank you for the step by step tutorial!

Lin said...

Lots of princesses would love to receive this card, Robin! Love all the layers! Thanks for joining us us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Leslie said...

Awesome tutorial, Robin! Love, love, love your background, that sweet image and your big fluffy bow! I need to add Colorbursts to my stash - they look to be very similar to my Brushos. Wonderful design!

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Robin. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant card and great tutorial and thanks for sharing at craft this week.

Gail said...

Great colors! I love the image you used and your bow with the button is magnificent! It looks absolutely fabulous on this card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our July challenge! Hugs, Gail

Brenda said...

Thanks for the tutorial, such a great background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Shona Chambers said...

What a brilliant card and love all the different layers and embellishments you used, they go together perfectly. And your image is coloured so beautifully too. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM for our birthday!!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Bright and cheerful birthday card! Your card turned out beautifully :o)

Margaret said...

Lovely card and so creative. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Heather said...

Wow!! That background is fabulous!! Adding the embossed stars, just really finishes it off. Wonderful birthday card!

Donna Maligno said...

Very nice card - you may find the Craft-Dee BowZ tool more versatile -- why not give it a try? We still appreciate you joining our challenge this month.

Tina said...

Fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Paradise of Stamps. Hugs Tina DT x