Thursday, September 16, 2010

birthday girl

I had the chance earlier this week to play along with the current Wild Orchid Crafts challenge which is to use pearls and pins on our cards.  This was a great challenge for me because I've had these pins for years and I don't know if I've ever used them!  They look pretty, but I always worry about them poking the person who receives the card! lol  I was able to avoid that, however, because I poked them through the paper behind the bow so the end is covered and the card is safe to handle!

The cute little image on my card is a Mo Manning image called Ruby available through Stamping Bella and the sentiment is from my Butterfly Dreams stamp set.  The flowers are white cherry blossoms from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Aren't they pretty?  I just love cherry and apple blossoms.

Here's the copic markers used to color the image:
skin: E000, E00, E21, R12
hair and bag: E33, E35, E37
dress, hat, and shoes: R00, R02
tights: E51, E53
necklace: RV29

Okay, I am off to pick my son up from school.  Have a great rest of the day!


Stamps: Ruby (Stamping Bella), Butterfly Dreams (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), pink (Prism)
Patterned Paper: Tres Jolie (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: tuxedo black (memento), peach pastel (colorbox)
Accents: vintage cream satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), white cherry blossoms (Wild Orchid Crafts), stick pins (CTMH), pearls
Tools: copic markers, rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders) circle punches, sewing machine, branch punch (Martha Stewart), sponge


Sara Mac said...

Wow Niki, this card is beautiful! Those gorgeous flowers paired with the paper and pins look amazing. As always, your coloring is to die for.

Christina M said...

I just love the way you combine patterned papers! This little girl is so cute and she reminds me of when my daughter was younger and would pile dozens of strands of beads around her neck at a time!
By the way, there is an award for you on my blog from Tuesday's post. Feel free to stop by and grab it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Totally ADORABLE!!!

Tanya Phillips said...

This is so cute, love your papers, stitching, everything.

Bev J. said...

What a darling image-great coloring.

Kelly Schelske said...

She is so precious Niki!!

Lia said...

hi niki,
this is so cute I love the stamp, the sketch and the papers are beautiful
hugs lia

Beate said...

BEautiful card! Love your coloring, the paper and flowers you used, the stitching. Gorgeous!!!
Hugs and smiles

Deb Vandersteeg said...

Oh, isn't she sweet? I love these stamps and you've done a wonderful job coloring and the layout is great. Love the sewing. Thanks for sharing with us Niki.

Amy Johnson said...

What a sweet birthday card! The pins and pearls go great with that image. Love all the pink and the stitching too!

Marge R. said...

What a totally darling card; love all the layers, stitching & ooohhh, those flowers & pins!!! LOVE IT!!!

Lizzy said...

Absolutely adorable.

Danielle said...

Oh so sweet! Love your sketch! The pins look great!

Kathy H said...

I love it! I have some pins on that order but they protective covers for the pointy ends-now I'm gonna have to use them!!:)

Alice W. said...

awww... this is soooooooooo sweet, Niki! love love love it! =)

Jorunn said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Love the layers and all the stitches!
Wonderful image, and great coloring.

Jodi said...

This is SO totally adorable Niki!

Amber R. said...

I agree this is totally adorable! Your layouts are always beautiful!

pops x said...

Gorgeous sweetie i love the colours and the papers are fab, gorgeous image too big hugs love Pops x x x

Kathy said...

Oh this is just adorable Niki!! Love these images and the colors that you have used are so pretty!!! Beautiful details as well!!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at WOC and I hope you have a great week!

Pam Sparks said...

so, so cute! and so, so girly! Girls...always playing dress up! gotta love 'em! Pretty card Niki! The flowers from WOC are awesome and love them on your card!