21 January 2017

Birthday Blue

The other day I made a cute little birthday card with an All Dressed Up digital stamp and blues with a touch of pink. I love this little girl with her balloon, such a pretty digi. She's a freebie on the All Dressed Up Blog.



All Dressed Up: Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky: Use a Ribbon
The Crafty Addicts: Monocromatic
More Mixed Media: Blue
Scribbles Designs: Birthday
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Putting It Together

My usual medium is Distress Ink with waterbrushes. Since this cute little girl is a digi, I printed her on light watercolour cardstock (90lb) with my inkjet printer and then sprayed it with hairspray and left the sheet to sit and dry and the ink set. The hairspray helps to fix the ink so it doesn't bleed (as much) when I use water with the Distress Ink.

I used light colouring on the balloon and then added Perfect Pearls for a pearly sheen.

I used the same blues in her dress with just the slightest bit of pink for the flower on her waistband. For her skin, I started with an all over of Spun Sugar, then added Victorian Velvet for shadowing, and blended with Tattered Rose. The Spun Sugar at the bottom helps give a light childish skin tone.

I used a stitched rectangle die and a background panel from DCWV Birthday Wishes. A touch of pink in a sheer pink ribbon completes the look.

Inside, I stamped the greeting in 


  1. Lovely card with a very pretty image and lovely colours, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  2. Sweet image, beautiful colouring and a lovely CAS design, thanks for playing along with us at Fab n Funky!

  3. Hello… Thanks for sharing your 2nd card with us… your card is super sweet and fits perfectly with our “4th Birthday Bonanza” challenge theme… please join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  4. Very pretty card. Love the image and the blues. Great coloring. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our More Mixed Media January challenge – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us over at all dressed up, love the colour scheme, hugs Liz xx

  7. Adorable card! Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs!
    ~DT Sherry x

  8. She's so pretty in blue! Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up! :o)

  9. Lovely card Rijacki. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope you join us again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  10. Another beautiful card Rijacki.... so super sweet!

    Thank you so much for joining us at our 4th Birthday Celebration at Scribbles Designs. We're so glad you've joined us!

    Thanks again!
    Sandy S
    Owner & Designer Scribbles Designs


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