Tuesday 7 February 2012

Birthday Girls

One of my very good friends celebrations one of those special birthday which ends in a zero next week, on Valentines Day to be precise, not the best day to have your birthday as it makes going out difficult as everyone is being romantic so no much place for big girly get togethers!   So we're getting together on the 15th instead and naturally a special birthday requires a special card and I'm showing it early to meet the deadline over at Quixotic Inspirations as I used their lovely sketch as my starting point for the design.

I used my favourite new range of stamps - the wonderful Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella which Elaine over at Quixotic Paperie imports and sells and I am reliably informed that the newest release is winging its way over the Atlantic as we speak "swoon"  I need the ALL.......

For this card I used Victoria and Julliette's Night Out (currently out of stock but restocks are coming too) and cut their legs off to fit them in the circle on the sketch - wasn't sure about doing that, but I actually love the effect of using just a bit of them and it reminds me a bit of the opening to the old bond movies ;-)  Coloured with copics, pencils and lots of glitter!

DP is papermania capsule collection and then I embossed some teal strips with a birthday EF and die cut some swirls which were finished with matching teal gems for the obligatory special birthday sparkle.  The age was stamped in black and then filled over with a teal pearl drop (sorry can't remember who the stamps are by)

Here's the link to the sketch challenge:  http://quixoticpaperie.blogspot.com/2012/01/quixotic-paperie-sketch-challenge-no3.html

I'm also entering into:

Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy

Catch the bug - Anything Goes

Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes


  1. Tara - this is lovely! I do like those girls! I'm sure your friend will love it!

  2. Hi Tara
    Fabby card for your friends special birthday......
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  3. I'm sure you'll all have a blast on the 15th and she's gonna LOVE this specialty made card. LOVE that image!
    Beautiful color combination.

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
    Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
    Lisa xx

  4. This is a real celebration card Tara! I agree that cropping the image is really effective! Vicky x

  5. How clever, Tara! Love the way you've done the number and those gals are so sassy!

    Thx for using my sketch over at Quixotic Inspirations! - great take on it!

  6. I see exactly what you mean Tara, the cropped image looks great :0) I think a girls night out sounds excellent for a big birthday!
    Thanks for your comment on my lost post...I totally agreed with what you said and the minute I had stuck the gems down I wondered if it was the correct thing to do!
    Jenny x

  7. it's a gorgeous card, Tara! thank you for joining us at Quixotic Inspirations!
    hugs, Alina

  8. Well that certainly is a Happy 50th Birthday card..love the DP and those swirls. Thanks for sharing with us at Catch the Bug.


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