Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Birthday full of Sparkle

I've always loved playing challenges. They inspire me and give that extra little "push" to be creative in so many different ways. Plus...we all love to win that was even more reason to enter...right? ha. Gotta love gettin' that free happy mail! So how about you? Are you a challenge player?

Over at Spectrum Noir, we have a new challenge every month. That gives you plenty of time to create.  You still have time to play our March Challenge - Show Us You Sparkle. Click HERE to get all the details.

Also, over at Fresh Brewed Designs, we have a new challenge every week. This week our theme is Happy Birthday. Click HERE to get all the details.

I combined both challenges to come up with my card design. I mean...come on! Birthdays and Sparkle belong together! LOL

Isn't that soooo fun?!!! A birthday card that is FULL of the most wonderful sparkly things! The digi stamp is from Fresh Brewed Designs new release. It's called Lil Sweetie Make A Wish. ADORABLE!

I colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers:

  • Frosting - LG1, LG3, LG5
  • Cupcake - DG1, CG1, CG3, CG4
  • Arms/Legs - LG1, LG3, LG4
  • Candle - CT1, CT3, CT4
  • Shading - GG1, GG2, GG3

Then I colored with some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens:
  • Frosting & Green Candle Stripes - Soft Jade
  • Cupcake Wrapper, White Candle Stripes & Under Feet of Cupcake - Clear

For even MORE sparkle, I added yellow glitter on the candle flame, and crystal glitter on the cake and frosting!

AND...for even MORE sparkly birthday fun, a shaker window overflowing with shinny sequins and seed beads. The stitched dies are from My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn. All the fun sequins is from Pretty Pink Posh. LOVE that stuff! I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope you can play along with the challenges. They truly are a great way to get your creativity flowing.

Enter the March Spectrum Noir Sparkle Challenge HERE
Enter the Fresh Brewed Happy Birthday Challenge HERE

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens
Spectrum Noir Markers

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Image
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages Stamp Set
Crystal and Yellow Glitter
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
My Favorite Things Blueprints 18 Die Set
Lawn Fawn Small Stitcked Rectangle Die Set
Crafter's Companion
Clear Acetate
Clear Embossing Powder
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Spectrum Noir White Cardstock
My Favorite Things Fresh Dots and Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack

A Muse Studio Margarita Cardstock 
Die-cutting Machine
Heat Embossing Tool
Liquid Adhesive
White Gel Pen
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Computer and printer

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