Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday Fun Day: Birthday Girl

More fun and frivolity today.  Getting a birthday card done and using up spare parts in the process... the spare parts are the frame and the big present.  The big present is a Die-namites die I picked up on a super sale, discontinued.  It's large enough to make it the focal point, and that's how I thought I'd be using it, but I changed my mind along the way.  Here comes Art Impression's "29 Again" birthday girl.




The big present, really, was the start of this card.  Just a not-yet-used die I was trying to find a use for.  I'd cut it in black glitter paper, but set it aside thinking, "okay, now what?"  And there it sat until I made myself do something with it.

Long story short, I decided it would be a fun accent for Grandma's birthday.  Settled on pink because Grandma looks sweet and the black needed some cheering up.  The frame had been cut in white, so I colored it with an RV02 Copic marker.  Grandma is colored with Copics, also, and her balloon is glittered with Stickles.  I smeared the Stickles around with my finger for better coverage.




The sentiment on the front is an older one from Stampin' Up!  The star and flower sprinkles came out of the die I cut for the inside:




The frame, by the way, is a combination of Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle Stacklets.  I love working with frames!  Have a happy day!


24 comments:

Joan B said...

so cute!!

Pauline said...

A fabulous card Leslie! Such a fun birthday card showcasing Grandma - love AI images. Love the black and pink together. Grandma looks great in pink, and the black glittered balloon fits well with the black glittered present! I agree, you are so good with frames, or any die for that matter! It's the little things that pull your card together, like the star and flower sprinkles on the front, and then of course your insides are done perfectly as well. I"m off today, but don't think I'll be getting any cards done. Bill and I are heading out to enjoy the outdoors. Have a happy day!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is a wonderful birthday card! I love that you are using some spare parts...I always seem to have them but seldom use them. You have been very creative here girl! Well done!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This card is so sweet! I love Grandma dressed in pink and the sentiments are great! What a big present! It goes well with Grandma. Woke up to 6" of snow this AM. Glad we got the Easter Egg hunt in on Sat. - it was 55 degrees! Hopefully, this is the last grip of winter! Lots of robins on my grass looking at all this white stuff!

Diane said...

Fabulous card, how fun!! I wonder what is in the big present?? Grandmas is sweet in her pink and how fun to get her out and use her. I truly enjoy seeing your cards and stamps and dies, so fun to visit here...however, while I was writing this, Mack got into my drawer with washi tape and chewed up 5 rolls of my favorites before I finally caught up with him....my fault as I left the drawer slightly open...in the life of a puppy owner..sigh!! I thought maybe, just maybe I would have a good day with him..not going to happen, he has bits of washi tape stuck all over his legs, last week it was my pop ups!

Lynette said...

Fabulous, Leslie! Love the frame and that you just took a white one and colored it! I love the sparkle, too, and your coloring, of course. Great sentiment, too.

Yogi said...

cute. have a great day

Margaret said...

Love how all your creations all come together so beautifully. I'm sure Grandma will love it!

Darlene said...

LOL ... OMG! I love it!! What a GREAT way to use this gift package die and fabulous coloring of sweet granny! She's ready to PARTAAAA!! I think I'm going to really enjoy Monday Fun Day!! Cool creation ... thanks for making my Monday a GREAT ONE!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Super fun card. The present and grandmother are perfect together. Don't you love it when a project comes together and is better than we expected. Love it.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the way you used that big present and it looks great with Grandma too! This is such a fun card and I love the pink and black design.

Traci M said...

Super cute, Leslie!! I love pink and black together and the added sprinkles. I’m going to enjoy your series of different themes for different days!!

nancy littrell said...

A bright and cheerful birthday card for a friend with a sense of humor:-) Always fun to use up pieces in your stash. TFS Leslie..Hugs.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and fun card for Grandma! You've done a masterful job using the present and not letting it overwhelm the card. Grandma is definitely the focal point!

Susan aka rainy said...

Not sure why I've posted as Anonymous above. I just wanted to let you know, Leslie, that I love seeing your beautiful creations!

pam said...

Fabulous creation Leslie, they go together so well! your beautiful present and lovely stamp, what great colours you`ve used too.
Pam x

laurie said...

Oh this is so cute! I just bought some art impressions girlfriend stamps to color. I'm really having fun with them. I think I need to add her to my list now too!

Evelyn S. said...

Darned cute Grandma! Such a great birthday card. The die works beautifully, and I love the pink and black.

Ros Crawford said...

It's terrific! Love the pinks! She looks so cute and homely...

Conniecrafter said...

How fun and sure to bring a big smile, I love how you added glitter to the balloon to match the present and backed with pink is perfect to go with your frame, those dies worked perfectly together for that! Don't you just love how we can use those little extra's from other dies to embellish in other places :)

Darnell said...

I think you should have used a 44 pt font on your "FUN" in your title, Leslie! Every inch is truly is a delight! And I have to say, I do love myself in pink!! ❤️Hugs, Darnell

Hannelie said...

You can never go wrong with black, white and a pop of pink!
Another lovely die... and beautifully colored image!

Cindy Beach said...

Leslie, I checked this on Monday and came back again for the FUN of it! The birthday girl next to the big present is just the right size and so adorable. Love the whimsy of this and the pop of pink with the black glitter. There is so much to smile about here!

Stacy Morgan said...

Fun is right, oh my word... She is darling and the sparkles all over is awesome. Totally fun birthday card.

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