Monday, June 24, 2013

Birthday Wishes.........{TKJ}

Good Morning and Happy Monday everyone!!!
It is time for a new challenge over at

This week's challenge is... 
Inks, Paints, Markers
So I played along with one of my favorite sketch challenges....
And here is the birthday card I made....  
Who doesn't like to get messy playing with Inks, Paints and Markers??? 
I know I love playing with my copic markers, and trying to blend and color to look better and better each time I color. So for my inspiration project I used the adorable image from By Lori Designs~Birthday Owen. I pulled him into my silhouette designer studio, sized him to what I wanted and then added a border around him, just to give him some extra detail around the image (plus the balloon strings are too thin to cut and I wanted to pop him up on my card base). Once he was cut and colored, I added some stickles to his balloons and then put him aside to work on the rest of my card.
As also I used a Brown Kraft Cardstock base, added a layer of white cardstock and then my pattern paper from Basic Grey~Bowties paper pack.  I knew the design I was following~the sketch as pictured above~ but I wanted to further add some embellishments so I went ahead and used some White Twill Tape and colored them with the matching copic colors. Then to attach them to my card mat, I used probably one of my all time favorite embellishments~ the Custom Fasteners and just added more stickles to the centers.
Finally I used My Creative Time~Vintage Sentiment Stamp set for the "Birthday Wishes". I just love the way the sentiment looks!
 So there you have inspiration for this week's challenge.
I hope you have enjoyed my card and will play along with us!
As always I have linked all the supplies I used from The Kraft Outlet throughout my description.  If you have not checked out the store yet....make sure you do! There is so much available, the prices are so reasonable and shipping is super fast!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday~ Sketch #19
My Creative Time~Designer Challenge...Bling it Up
DL Art~Thankful Thursday
Docerela Stamps~ Use Kraft
Pause Dream Enjoy~ Anything Goes


  1. (Sorry if there's a double comment from me. I don't think my last post went through.)

    Your card is so sweet, Jessica! I love the colour combination and the adorable image you've used. The border really does make him pop. What a great idea to colour the twill tape for a perfect match!

    Have a FANTASTIC week!

  2. He is absolutely charming - so neat and tidy on his birthday!! I love your coloring and the hints of bling! The little ribbon tags are a perfect touch!

  3. He is ADORABLE! Love the FUN pattern paper! Yummy color combo!
    Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
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  4. Cute! Your image is so perfectly colored and cut it looks like a pre-made piece! Very clever girl to customize the fasteners with Stickles to coordinate with you adorable card!

  5. aww what a cutie.. love how you added the ribbon.. great card..

  6. How cute! Love the Stickles...just the perfct amount of sparkle. I gotta learn how to do all that with my Cameo!!! Great job! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  7. Great coloring and the image is layered perfectly on the card... love those added stickles and ribbon tabs!
    TFS Jessica - enjoy your wonderful crafty new week~

  8. This is super cute. Love the colors and polka dots.


  9. GREAT JOB COLORING! your image is so cuteHave a wonderful week my friend!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #111 Father’s day/ or a card for a man!! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  10. Sweet design! I really love the blue and orange ribbon. And thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog today! :)

  11. This is really Awesome. Love the coloring and love the little details you added like the gold sparkle. Beautiful card my friend. Hope you have a great day.

  12. This is gorgeous, Jessica!! That little guy is so sweet!! I love the sparkle you added to his balloons!! All of the details are just fabulous!! What a fun card!! Happy Monday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Such a fabulous card - love love the papers and that great image. Wonderful colouring and love the twill tape and fasteners! TFS

  14. What a great card! I love the blue and orange together and those fasteners are awesome!!!

  15. Darling little boy. He is a super cutie with his sparkling balloons. This was a fun sketch. I want to use it again!

  16. OH jessica your card is just too adorable! I love the little guy and the papers are just too perfect. Such a great talent <3

    Thank you for joining our kraft challenge this week at Docerela Stamps.


  17. girlfriend this is adorable :) love the ribbon tabs!!!
    so glad you joined us on STB

  18. It's fabulous Jessica!! Love this image and I just love the shading and glitter you added to the balloons!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  19. This card is adorable! You did a wonderful job. I love all the layers, and the fact that one tier of the cake matched the background paper with the polka dots. Hugs.

  20. This is adorable Jessica! I love the image and your coloring is awesome! Fabulous B-day card!
    Sherrie K

  21. super cute, Jessica! love the bold, happy colors with that adorable BLD image:)

  22. SUPER CUTE card Jessica,LOVE that sweet little image!!!!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

  23. Great card! Love the color combo on this! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  24. I love your card! So happy!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara

  25. Jessica, what a darling card! I love the cute little boy image and your coloring is fabulous. Lots of little details that make your card special. Like the glitter on the balloons and the colored twill. I am going to have to try coloring on ribbon. What a great way to match ribbon to your card.

  26. Adorable birthday card! Great choice of ribbon!

    Thank you so much for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon! See you next time!


  27. Super cute card, love the little guy and the colors you used are fabulous! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

  28. Perfect card for a boy. May I post a link of your card to my Manly Monday post. LMK

  29. The card is adorable, I like the colors.

  30. Super cute with such fun balloon sparkle! Thank you for playing in the Really Reasonable Dots Challenge!

  31. Too cute. Love the colors and the added sparkle. TFS!!
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  32. Jessica, too stinkin' cute! thanks for playing with us at My Creative Time's Designer Challenge!

  33. Super Cute Card!
    Thanks for join us!!!
    Docerela Designe Team - Sara

  34. Your card is SOOOOOO STINKIN ADORABLE!!! Thanks for playing along w/MCT!!!

  35. Love this cute birthday card!!! Those little twill tabs in the corner are the perfect accent!!!!!