Millie’s birthday

Today I needed to make a birthday card for my son’s classmate, who is turning 7.  Desperate to practice with my Silhouette Portrait, I decided to use it to cut the sentiment using one of my favourite script style fonts, Lobster2.  I mounted some textured lilac card behind it and even reattached the fiddly middles of some of the letters!2013-09-07 12.12.01

It was about this point that I sat back and did a lot of umm-ing and aaah-ing, while I tried to figure out where I was going next…  I got so caught up obsessing about playing with my new toy that I didn’t really plan out the finished card!  After a while, I set to colouring a Little Angel digi, which I found on Bodils Scrappeverden (another freebie, thank you!!), sticking to lilac for her dress, shoes and accessories.  I only have one purple Pro-Marker at the moment, so I waited for the first coat to dry, then reapplied a second layer in the areas where I wanted a shadow.2013-09-07 12.11.56

Finally, I added some backing paper from the Forever Friends “Party Time” paper pack, and a little ribbon down the centre and hey, presto!  One birthday card for the birthday girl!2013-09-07 12.10.42

Thank you for stopping by x

Challenges:

Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday

Happy Campers – Challenge 21: Use a stamp

Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes

Stamp and Create – Birthdays

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7 thoughts on “Millie’s birthday

  1. Hi, Thank you for your visit to my blog, thought I would come by to see yours! This is a fab card! What a great free image you found and how lovely it looks with your design. I’m sure Millie will love it too. Emma x

  2. Super super cute little girl card!!!! Love her name too!!! So sweet that you make cards for your sons classmates!!! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday!!

  3. What a sweet card and the image is perfect for a little girl. Fabulous coloring on that sweet image. I am sure your son’s classmate loved it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

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