Saturday, June 6, 2015

TI - Birthday Ellie

Birthdays and thank you cards are my most-created cards, so it's with no big surprise that I have a huge collection of birthday stamps. I love having a stamp for every lucky birthday guy and girl, and I love even more that I can color them to look like the recipient.

Today's card features a Tiddly Inks stamp called Ellie Says Happy Birthday. Aside from being a super cute stamp, this is also a special stamp because we have an Ellie in the family and I could totally color the girl to look like her! How cool is that?!

I stamped Ellie in black hybrid ink and colored her in with Copics. I went for bright and happy colors, and I used a slightly different combo for the pink dress. I combined RV11, RV42, R85 and RV66 for a peachy-pink look. I then used my white gel pen to add some highlights and polkadots.

I die-cut a circle out of a festive birthday paper and matted it to a warm grey circle. For the rest of the background, I used a cool gray paper that was die-cut into a stitched rectangle. And I added all of it to a warm grey card base (standard A2 4¼ by 5½").

After adhering everything together, I added a sentiment strip. Since the card had a lot of circular elements, I added a piece of flair, a couple enamel dots and clear sequins as a final touch.

Thanks so much for reading!


  1. Seriously, this card is perfection! I really love everything about it. Of course your colouring is wonderful (I could just copy and paste that onto each of your cards because it is always so divine) and I love the circle in the background too. It really highlights Ellie! Beautiful!

    1. Thank you! You are so kind, Kylie.

      I've been really into circles, lately. They're fun to play around with. :)