Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Inky Impressions Birthday!

This gorgeous image is Lili's Birthday Cake and she's only recently arrived at The Stamp Spot store - along with some of her closest friends from Inky Impressions. These stamps are remarkably detailed - and those eyes just seem to be alive! I've coloured her with my markers - I use a mix of Touch and Copics. She was then cut out using my cuttlebug and nestabilities. I cut a couple of mats out using the same size nestie before splitting them in half from top to bottom and layering them behind my image. If you want to do this you do need to trim the point off the mats.

I used some DP from Collage Press called Sweet Shoppe Sugar on Top. The strip down the side has the reverse side of the paper for it's base - gotta love double sided paper - AND it's currently on sale - Marcia has 20% off most papers, ribbons and embellishments this week!!!! Another gorgeous Prima rose has been layered on 2 fabric flowers to finish off the card!

On a side note - I've started putting a tutorial together for the mailbox I did here - hopefully I'll have it finished for you soon....I think making the box was much easier than working out the tutorial - LOL.

Hope all is well in your part of the world!



Sammi said...

gorgeous card... love everything about it!!!
Look forward to seing your tutorial as LOVE the box! xxx
(won't tell you what paper I used for tomorrow's TSS card - tee hee)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

How cute! You and Kris sure know how to color up those sweet girls so well... and all that detail!

I'm off to eat take-home Chinese. That's what I make for dinner... Ha!

Love ya,


Awwww cute Debbie!!!
Love your colouring!!

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh this is super cute Debbie. makes me want to get some of them stamps.

Emily said...

Love how you matted those nesties...what a great idea! That big polka dot paper is fabulous! Terrific job coloring the image too:))

suemon said...

Gorgeous Debbie, love the colour combo an how you have put it all together.
Sue x

suemon said...

Gorgeous Debbie, love the colour combo an how you have put it all together.
Sue x

Leigh said...

Debbie, you are so right, her eyes do seem to be alive. That flower is gorgeous. I love it. Now I know how to get those nesties nesting closer together too. Thanks for the tip.

"Tillymint" said...

A very sweet girlie card Debbie!!

Sharon said...

I'm not sure why, but there is a Katie quality to that girl or maybe a young Sarah...does that make her feel old LOL
Needless to say i think its cute

Annette said...

Love her, just got to get some of them markers and another lesson or two (hope you are patient). Lili's Birthday Cake is hopefully going to arrive soon in my letterbox, just love these stamps. Hubby says you are definately a bad influence LOL! Take Care AnnetteX:)

Dena said...

Wow Debbie, I really love this card, the papers, everything. Clever girl using your nesties!!! Turned out beautiful! Hugs, Dena

Cheryl said...

So adorable Debbie,your flower is gorgeous and such beautiful colouring, will have to get some of those images one day!!!

LINDA said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors.. Such a sweet little image.. Very lovely..
Hugs, Linda

sandra said...

Great flower!
Your coloring is perfect!
Can't wait to see that box!

Leonie said...

She is very cute!

Kellie Winnell said...

This is gorgeous Deb! As always you WOW me! I always love stopping in it get my wow hit, hehe xx.

Marcia P said...

Superb card and thanks for the tip on the nesties!

:) Marcia P

Sue said...

Deb, love that image and how you colored her, the eyes definitely have it! Great idea with the nesties mats, very creative.

nessy said...

what a lovely bright card ~beautifully coloured debbie!
vanessa xx