Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Birthday Wishes from Chelly

Okay girls, one more card for today, but since it's St. Patrick's Day, it is a perfect fit!! I've been using the fairies from Paper Makeup Stamps quite a bit and this was the last card I created for my DT application. I held off on posting it here because I wanted to give it to my sister-in-law for her birthday (hi girl!) and since I know she reads my blog I wanted it to be a surprise!

I had this idea for a rainbow simmering in my head for several days and even though it took a LONG time to do, I think it is really worth the effort!

To create the rainbow, I took a square of cardstock and covered it with Sticky Strip (Red Liner Tape). With the red cover still on, I ran the cardstock through my Cuttlebug with all the circles at one time. Then I carefully removed each circle one at a time and covered it with glitter. I went in order from red to purple. But I recommend starting with the blue first as it was the darkest and there are some sprinkles of it in the light blue.

The base was run through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls folder and then painted with Peaceful Shimmer It. For the grass, I used my scalloped edge punch, off-setting it to get a jagged look and embossed it with Swiss Dots - after stamping my sentiment. Chelly was colored with my Prismacolors and baby oil and then carefully trimmed out! With the glitter, the Shimmer It and the Stickles on her wings, this card met the first embellishment challenge from PMS. Even though the challenge is over, you should go see this week's. There are actually 3 and there are PRIZES attached!!

I really wanted this card to have dimension and so I used a LOT of pop dots.

Lastly, I wanted to share my little man's Chelly with you. He loves to color and asked if he could color this girl the other day. Once he picked out his colors he went to town. I even got to help! Once he finished he asked to put away the pencils and then said "take a picture". He's seen me take enough pictures of my cards, he wanted to show off his too!

So Happy St. Patrick's Day from us to you! You are such a blessing to me each and every day with your visit, your sweet comments and encouragement and mostly your friendship! I hope I return the favor!!


Kim said...

Cassis girl that is unbelievable - so unique! Great job.

Janna said...

Cassie!! I love this card and I know your sister in law will too! The colors and sparkles are amazing and the layout is incredible!!! I love this idea of a rainbow! And your coloring is amazing! Wow, wow, wow!!! And your little man's coloring is exceptional!!! What a little artist and how fun it is that he enjoys doing it with you!


Danni said...

What a neat card!! Love the rainbow!! Great job!
Your son's picture is just too cute!!

Christine said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I can't believe all of the work that you put into it. That rainbow is awesome. It goes perfectly withe the image. Oh how I wish that I could find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. LOL! Have a great Saint Patrick's Day!

Love your son's coloring is so cute. My son, who is ten, likes to color my stamp images too!

Darla said...

Love the card - what a ton of work, but it will be appreciated I'm sure. Great card for St. Pattys' day! Cute image!

Michelle said...

HOLY GOODNESS!!! Cassie, this is absolutely amazing! WOW! I just love it - all the glitter, embossing, the fairy - I'm speechless this is just totally amazing! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Cassie.

hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty and sparkly Cassie!! I love that rainbow!! WOW!

Heather said...


This card is out of this world amazing!!! The work you put into it is so so so incredible!!! I love the rainbow and I would not have thought to do it that way!!! I will be casing this idea though!!

I love your coloring and you so should have made this team I have no idea why not!!!!

This card belongs in a stamping Hall of Fame!!!


Tina said...

I love it!! And I love the coloring your little guy did!! Tell him he did a great job just like mom!!

Aimee said...

Cass, I LOVE my card. It really is fabulous in person. It even smells nice! The rainbow is amazing. Thank you, thank you!

The boy is so talented (like his mommy)! I'm going to bring him some Sesame Street stamps his cousins have outgrown.

Love Ya!

Christi said...

This is fantastic!! I love that rainbow!

Dawn said...

This needs to be framed! I adore this card... i should say piece of ART! Stunning, Cassie... AMAZING job... you are very talented and i am so glad that I know you and get to see all of your gifts!

Jacquie said...

Cass!! This card ROCKS!!!! I LOVE that rainbow!!! You put SO much work into this card; it really shows!!! You are SO creative and talented!!! I would have NEVER thought of that!!! I am sorry I haven't visited for awhile!! Boy did I miss some SWEET cards!! YOU ROCK girl!!!


Anita Hovey said...

This is incredible! WOW what a great idea for the rainbow... FANTABULOUS!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a cheerful card.