Monday, July 23, 2012

Teen Birthday Card

This month's Circle Magazine Challenge is to use the Circle exclusive cart Out of Character (one full image cut including layers)  to create a project. Since my youngest daughter's birthday is around the corner and she views being called a Diva as a positive, I decided to incorporate the Diva cut from Out of Character into a birthday card for her.

The teen carrying the cake is cut from the Paper Dolls Teen Scene cart.  The dolls do not have mouths, so I stamped a Peach Keen face stamp onto a separate piece of paper and hand cut the lips form the image for the doll.  I also added a little three dimension nose inspired by the noses on some of the projects done by the very talented Nadia on her With Glittering Eyes blog.

The cake itself is a piece of confetti with white enamel accents added for the icing.  Since this card was for a teen girl, I was liberal with the rhinestones and glitter.

Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression & Cricut CraftRoom Application
Cricut Paper Dolls Teen Scene Cartridge (Teen)
Cricut Out Of Character Cartridge ("Diva")
Cricut Life's A Party Cartridge ("Birthday')
Cricut CraftRoom Banners Cartridge (Banner)
Peachy Keen Stamps blushing bride interchangeable faces (lips)
Copic Markers (inking cuts)
Stampology ink pad - Ruby 

Sizzix Embossing Folder - Three Dots
Recollections paper
DCWV The Cherry Limeade Stack paper
Martha Stewart Glitter - golden beryl
Recollections Black Blank Card Base
Rhinestones from my stash
Stickles (candle flame)
Inkssentials White enamel accents
CakeConfetti from my stash
Glue Stick
Self-adhesive foam mounts

I'm very pleased with this card and I think my crafting is actually showing some improvement. Thanks for looking and, as always, I'd love to hear what you think.


Margi said...

I love your card. I like the colors and the design is perfect, TFS

Nadia ( said...

I love this card!!!! I love all your details and those popping colors! And her nose is AWESOME! Great idea on stamping and cutting out the mouth!

Thanks for the shout-out-- very sweet of you.

Your daughter will love it!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

I saw this fabulous card on the message board! What an amazing use of bling, detail, and layers! This may inspire me to finally use Out of Character!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is absoulutely fabulous! Love all the colors!!


Missy said...

I saw this on the MB today---terrific card!!! I love the colors & little details, like the puff on the icing. You did a terrific job!!!

cdm317 said...

Everything about this card is magical! What a fun birthday keepsake! Good luck in the challenge.

Sukie said...

Your card is absolutely amazing. I love all of the fun details you added and the bling is so fun! I am popping over from the Circle MB and am a new follower :)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Visiting today via the Circle MB link! Your card is still awesome!