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Saturday, April 2, 2011

And You Thought I Would Forget - Whimsie Doodles

The latest challenge on the Birthday Sundaes blog is to create a Spring birthday card. I thought Balloon Leah and some Spring-y papers would be perfect for this challenge.

To start my card I created the diamond-quilted background, after seeing this technique in a recent issue of CARDS, using up some of my paper scraps. After coloring and cutting out Leah, I adhered her with foam dots over the sentiment banner, which used one of the sentiments from Have Cake.

This card came together pretty quickly and now the next time I am late sending a birthday card (which I do too often), I will have one handy.

Just the details… (1) Stamped sentiment onto coordinating cardstock, then hand cut the end for a sentiment banner, (2) used black string for the balloon to replace a part of the image that removed when cutting by hand, (3) inked each of the 1.5" squares with white ink (hard to see), then adhered to a scrap piece of cardstock.

Challenges used for this card:
Birthday Sundaes - #2 Spring Birthday

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Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Rubber Stamp: Whimsie Doodles (Have Cake); Digital Stamp: Whimsie Doodles (Balloon Leah); Patterned Paper: DCWV (Flower Shower Spring Mat Stack); Cardstock: Neenah (Solar White), Georgia Pacific (White), DCWV (Lime Green); Inks: CTMH (White Daisy), Laser Printer, Memento (Tuxedo Black); Markers: COPIC; Paper Doily: Cards & Wishes (4" Lace); Foam Dots: Recollections


  1. WOW, that is the sweetest card I have seen in a long time. Love the diamond quilting and the balloon and doily are just perfect!!! Outstanding job!!!!!

  2. Jens Craft CornerApril 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    This card is beautiful! I love the image and the colors you chose. Well Done! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes.

  3. Your papers are perfect for Spring...love the diamond arrangement. Love the little balloon girl too!

    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

  4. Love this card! Your mix of pattern papers is wonderful! Thanks for playing with Birthday Sundaes!

  5. This is so cool!! What a neat technique with mixing the papers. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!!