Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Koala T Crafts Challenge #2–Sweet Birthday

Hi there crafty friends.  I’m here today to share my card for Challenge #2.  This card was made with a very special friend in mind.  Kim and I “met” through a blog hop group and since we are both a little cray cray, we hit it off right from the start.  Kim celebrated her birthday back in July so when I chose this scrumptious cupcake and sentiment from this month’s sponsor, Graciellie Design, I had her in mind.

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The theme this month is Turquoise OR Yellow OR Balloons.  I chose this teal colored cardstock from Michael’s for my card base.  I already had the perfect digital designer papers in my collection so I created a faux matted look by layering the patterned digital paper on top of a teal digital paper in my Photo Imaging software and merging the two into one graphic.  I duplicated the image three times and printed them onto some white cardstock and after cutting each one out I set them aside for just a moment.  Then I printed my sentiment onto some white cardstock and cut it into a 3.75x5-inch piece on which I adhered the three rectangular pieces side-by-side.

Next I cut a teal scallop and a pink polka-dot circle and adhered the two together.  I used my Cameo to cut out the cupcake leaving a small white border around the edge.  I colored the cupcake using Copic markers:

Copics Used.

The pink circle embellishments were made with my glue gun, some hot glue, and a pink Copic marker.  I will go into that in more detail in an upcoming blog post.

Once I had the front looking the way I wanted it to, I set about to pretty up the inside with another sentiment.  Once again I used the magic of my Photo Imaging software to create the matted look for the paper and sentiment.  This completed my card.

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Don’t forget that our challenge runs from August 1-31, 2017 and we would absolutely LOVE to have you join us!

Visit our sponsor Graciellie Design in August and save 40% off most items with coupon code SUMMER2017

Check out Jen’s blog for some inspiration from our talented Design Team.  You should also check out Jen’s YouTube video where you can watch her create something fabulous using a Graciellie Design.  Don’t forget to hit that like button and subscribe to her channel while you are there *wink*.

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  1. I love this card! I can't wait to learn more about the creation of the dots.TFS <3

    1. Thanks for visiting and thanks so much for your kind comment, Michelle.

  2. Wowww, this is such a lovely card :) 💕 💕 💕

  3. I do love this card! And it's even prettier in person as I am the cray-cray Kim to which you refer. I resemble that remark! How in the world did you get such perfect dots from a glue gun....all I can make with a glue gun is a mess! You are uber talented, my friend!


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