Sunday, February 28, 2010

Birthday Jolinne



Hi all and happy Sunday! I made this card for my niece, who will be turning six in a couple weeks. Isn't this Birthday Balloon Jolinne stamp the sweetest? She's available at Stamper's Dream along with a bunch of the newest releases from My Favorite Things, including the adorable Pure Innocence line. Love her little face and the way she's sitting *criss-cross applesauce*....as my 5-year-old would say, lol!

The Jolinne image includes the three balloons you see on the left. Since my niece is turning six, I stamped three more to make a total of six. They're all stamped on some new My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Papers (Mary Mary and Little Boy Blue). The angled panel is up on foam tape and so are the three balloons on the right. Before gluing them down, I ran some green waxed linen thread behind them and secured them to the card with a small strip of Scor Tape and a green brad. I also added some Baby Blue Stickles to her necklace to look like my niece's aquamarine birthstone. The sentiment and the largest panel sitting on the card base are also up on foam tape.

Have a GREAT day and thanks so much for stopping by!




SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Birthday Jolinne (My Favorite Things)
Paper: White, My Mind's Eye Mary Mary DP, My Mind's Eye Little Boy Blue DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Baby Blue Stickles, Green Sparkly Brad, Foam Tape, Rectangle and Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine & Thread, Green Waxed Linen Thread

40 comments:

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is just precious, Denise! Your coloring is fabulous on the little girl, and I love how you incorporated the number of balloons for your niece's age...so clevah! ;)

Barbara said...

Adorable, Denise!!! LOVE how you added the second set of balloons!! Your niece will love this!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Criss cross applesauce!LOL!! Do you know how many times a day I say that?!lol! Super adorable card Denise! Love her out of the box balloons!

Vicki said...

this is soooooo adorable Denise, love how you did six balloons for her 6th birthday!!! Totally cool!!! :)

Renée said...

This is beautiful, Denise! Love the colours, love your colouring, and I love how you've done the balloons!

Joan said...

Fantastic card - she is so cute. I love all her balloons and how you've extended them off the page.

Michelle said...

This is just too adorable, Denise! I agree...the second set of balloons was a great idea! And they are all so cute in that fun new MME paper. I KNOW she is going to love this as much as I do!

dolcreations said...

Criss cross applesauce..how cute is that!I love this adorable image and how you placed those adorable paper pieced balloons! This is so nice!

Sue from Oregon said...

so cute...love the springy dp you used for the fun balloons and the card.

Dawn said...

Such a cute card Denise! And very clever on adding those extra balloons ;) Happy Sunday!!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Denise, how are you hunny? You wont be surprised to hear im behind with my blog hopping again!. i have enjoyed catching up with your latest makes since my last visit, they are all fabulous. Hope you've have a good weekend, enjoy your evening, hugs Linda x

Emily said...

Love how you colored this beauty, Denise! Great job on the balloons and nice touch with the stiching:))

Annie said...

Denise, this is DARLING!!!! Love how you did the balloons - so perfect :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh, how adorable is THIS!!!! Your niece is going to LOVE this!!!! Love the paper pieced balloons and your colouring, as always, is stunning!

Joseline said...

Oh my goodness this is soo sweet!!! I have Jolinne sitting on my desk and won't you believe I have not inked her up! What am I NUTS?!!!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

So adorable! Love the 6 balloons for her age... too cool. :-)

Carla Murphy said...

OMGosh - love what you've done with this image. What a lovely job! (and I love how you added the extra ballons to personalize it for your niece).

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure sweetness...she will love it....and will love that your personalized the number of balloons for her...too clevah

Dawn Easton said...

Brilliant idea to add three more balloons!! Your copic colouring is awesome girl! I love how you shade under her!

chercroppin said...

She's going to love it Denise...perfect colors and papers! You did an awesome job coloring her in, love your details here!

Amy Johnson said...

This is such a sweet card! I love the colors/papers you used, and how you added 3 more balloons because the recipient is turning 6. Great layout and stitching too! Well done!

Joan Ervin said...

This is beautiful, Denise...perfect for a special little niece!!! Your coloring is SPECTACULAR and how cool to add the extra balloons!!! You do such fabulous work, gf!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous colouring and I love how you've done the balloons. Great card.

Alex said...

She will love this Denise, it's totally cute!! I love the balloons!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is so sweet, Denise! Love the colors and patterns. Your niece will love this, too!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW!!! What a BEAUTIFUL card and those cute balloons pop right off the page She'll LOVE it!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is so adorable Denise! The stamped image is just the cutest and the paper awesome!

Velta said...

This is adorable...I am quite sure your niece will be happy with this...thank you for sharing!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Awww! This is total sweetness Denise!! Love that image and your paper pieced balloons are the perfect touch. Your niece will love this!

Susan (rainy) said...
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Susan (rainy) said...

What a darling card for your niece. I love paper piecing and those balloons are just the perfect image for it. The polka-dots and gingham papers are so sweet. So cute, Denise.

(yes the deleted comment above was mine. *insert eye roll* i emailed you! lol)

Lori said...

Too cute bud!!! WOW!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What sweet balloons and colors!! Girl, I just love that awesome stitching you're doing on your cards now!! How about that #29!! He's off to a great start this year eh? :)

Mary J said...

You've done a really super job with her - totally sweet!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute birthday card...your niece is gonna l.o.v.e it!!! The soft colors and your coloring are amazing!!! Big hugs ~S~

Pretty-In-Ink said...

So cute! I love that you stamped extra balloons!

Rose Ann said...

She's beautiful, Denise...and I love your patterned balloons!! Perfectly colored too!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh you've made her adorable! This card will be a hit! Love your sweet colors and all those balloons, and such a sweet quote from your girl too.

Joanne B. said...

Denise, this is SO sweet! Congratulations, your card is being featured on the MFT Blog today as one of Our Favorite Finds!

Tanya said...

Your niece is a very lucky girl. Gorgeous card Denise.