Saturday, August 30, 2008

OCC Birthday Challenge

Today's OCC challenge is super easy. Ready for all the details??....make a birthday card. That's it! Make ANY kind of birthday card you'd like. Easy peasy, right?

Hop on over to the OCC blog and check out the cool birthday samples from my fellow OCC girls.

I got this cute WS image a while ago from Sandy, even had it colored and waiting in the file.

...the file...oh I should show you that sometime...my oh-so-professional (NOT!) way of storing PIF'd images, LOL! Anyway, sorry, I got sidetracked there.

The image from "the file" was colored with Prisma Pencils and then blended with baby oil. Today I colored an extra balloon, blended it with Gamsol (because now that I've started working with Gamsol, I do prefer that to blending with baby oil), cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals over the base layer. I added some red rhinestones over some of the pieces of confetti, glued them down with a small drop of Crystal Effects.

I stamped four candles from my Hero Arts Cupcake set in the lower left-hand corner on the inside of the card, colored them with Prisma Pencils, and blended them with Gamsol too. The card wasn't made with anyone in particular in mind. My 3-year-old will have lots of classmates turning 4 this year though, so I'm sure it'll be put to use in another couple months or so.

...and lookie here....what is this??...could that be a stamped envelope?! Yepper!! ...just for you, Nicole. hehe! Now, I doubt I'll do this all the time, but I just couldn't resist making one today...just for you! :)

RECIPE ~
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Birthday Bear, Hero Arts Cupcakes, SU Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Real Red, Ballet Blue, White
Ink: Perm Black
Accessories: Real Red Striped Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, Prisma Pencils, Gamsol/Baby Oil, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals
Technique: Gamsol Magic


Enjoy your holiday weekend!

28 comments:

Jami said...

This is adorable - love the coloring on this! And those little red gems are great!!

smiles,
Jami

Dawn Easton said...

That image is so adorable Denise...great choice for todays challenge! Love the glam you added too!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a darling card, Denise!! I love that image, and your coloring is superb! Great idea to add the gems as confetti - genius!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super sweet job Denise, I just want to hug him.

Jackie Pedro said...

Adorable!! Fab coloring, too!!

Lynda Benden said...

Too cute Denise! I absolutely LOVE the image, it is just darling! Your confetti is awesome!!!

Shelly said...

Adorable birthday card Denise!

Nicole said...

You CRACK ME UP! I bet you start doing that more often!!!

I love the textured dotted background that you matched up to Mr. Bear's hat! Repetition really makes a statement, don't you think? OH MY, that bear is just too adorable, makes me want to go grab someone and get a hug myself!

Have a Great Holiday Weekend, Denise!!

Jessica said...

That card is so cute Denise, love it!

Shannan Teubner said...

So cute, Denise! I love this image!

Alberta said...

When I first saw this card on Our Creative Corner...I just kept repeating over and over[outloud & to myself, crazy I know]..."That is SO cute!" I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing, because I definitely took pleasure in viewing.

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

What a sweet card! I like where you placed your ribbon too!

Wendy said...

Awesome card girl! I totally love that image it looks fabulous with the Cuttlebugged background! Nice job coloring...nice job on the challenge!!!!!!

Have a super weekend!
Wendy

Jennifer Meyer said...

So so adorable Denise! I LOVE the cute image and fun bling and your coloring is FABULOUS!

Thanks so much for playing! Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

Carolyn King said...

awww....how cute!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Awww this is adorable! Love the details... even on the inside of the card!

Shirley said...

Love them both. One is so sophisticated and the other is just too cute for words!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Simply adorable! Your colouring is fabulous and the colours just perfect; bright and cheerful!

StampinAngelJenn said...

Adorable! I even have this image from WishRAK, so I may have to CASE th is! :o) Thanks for sharing!

Alexandra said...

This is adorable Denise - just love that cutie bear!! And, the red bling looks fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Conni Frankl said...

This is too cute, I love the red drops on the front!
C

silke said...

Denise - your b-day card is super adorable!!! Your coloring is always superb and I love the little Dew Drops...cute touch!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is just too cute! I love how you always finish the insides of your cards...and an envelope to boot! I love the added dew drops and the dimension of the balloon-great card!

Rose Ann said...

This is just so cute, Denise!! I love your coloring, dimension, and bling!! I love how you've tied your ribbon too!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Very nice card, I love the colors and the stamp you used,so cute and great for a birthday!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

So very cute!!! love it!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just adorable1 Gorgeous coloring, and I love the scattered bling around him. So awesome.

LOUISE said...

Fab card Denise, love the Whipper Snapper stamp. Louise x