Thursday, June 23, 2011

Stars, a Sketch, and Patriotic Colors

  My friend's birthday is the Fourth of July.  How fun is that?! 


She has the awesome personality to match that day too...she's like a party waiting to happen.;)  




 I shall be a good friend this year and send her a card:






   I am new to stamping and coloring...but it wasn't hard to color the chipboard button and simple white ribbon with a grey Copic marker. The ribbon became a little stiff after coloring, but I like that!  It was easier to handle and lay flat.


I colored the red stars with a Memento marker.  I used an Innovative Stamp Creations stamp for the background (I hardly have any grey cardstock).




There are 3 challenges that got me headed in the right direction to make this fun card:



Pals Paper Arts 99  Element of Style-Stars,


(PS...I got to see Bette Midler when I was a wee little one..maybe 3..it is one of my first memories!!! ;)


Play Date Cafe with these awesome colors,

and Just Add Ink 73 's sketch:

Supplies: Innovative Stamp Creations Rocks on the Shore (free stamp thrown in with my order...cool!!!), ODBD Time (given to me free from a blog hop....cool! ), Quickutz star belt loop (given to me by my sister who got it free at a scrapbookstore...cool!), Copic marker, Memento marker, Staz on ink, Making Memories Just Chillin' DP

20 comments:

  1. Fab birthday card for your friend, lots of fun and great use of colours:-)

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  2. Marlena this a very beautiful card your friend will love it.

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  3. Great card Marlena, lots of fun here. Lovely to see you back at Just Add Ink again this week.

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  4. Lovely fun card to wish your friend a happy birthday Marlena! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

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  5. A fab card for your Friend. I love all the dangly stars on the front! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

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  6. Your card is fabulous! Love how you have combined the 3 inpsirations, those dangling stars are awesome, your friend is going to love it!

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  7. Well, your friend must have a HUGE party every year! This card is fantastic, Marlena. I love how you've interpreted the Just Add Ink sketch - very clever!

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  8. What an amazing creative card! What else can I say...it's perfect...LOVE IT!!!

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  9. Love the beautiful stars on your card Marlena. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

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  10. Love what you did with the sketch & the colors ... fantastic birthday card.

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  11. Very cute. I love the colors. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.

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  12. This is such a cute card! I love how you hung and strung the stars :)

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  13. That cluster of ribbon threaded stars is just lovely Marlena! Your friend will certainly love it. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.
    Kim

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  14. Super fun design, Marlena! LOVE that cluster of dangling stars! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  15. I just love the stars dangling from the ribbons. What a great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

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  16. Marlena, I LOVE that bunch of stars dangling! And what a terrific compliment to your friend: "she is like a party waiting to happen". Oh, if only someone could say that about me! But I am not that kind of person. :( THanks for playing with us at THe Play Date Cafe!

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  17. Very cool Marlena, love the bunch of stars, what a great use of the sketch, sounds like the perfect friend for this card!...:0)

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  18. Love your little stars with ribbon running through them, such a fun little card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  19. What a great card. Fantastic use of the sketch. I'm sure your friend will love it.

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