Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Birthday Card for Suzanna

So bittersweet to see our ‘kids’ grown up. This card is for a sweet young lady, Suzanna. I worked with her mom and started babysitting her when she was about 6 months old. I can’t believe she is on the verge of teenage-dom. Her family is so special to me and it’s been a privilege to be part of their lives. We’ve both moved to opposite ends of our states (actually we flipped, I left ND for MN and they left MN for ND) so we aren’t able to physically see each other that often. Thank goodness for blogs! Here's my special birthday girl (well, she's actually a month OLDER than 12 as I'm very late with her card - oops!)

Sketch Inspiration ~ Friday Sketchers #87

Color Inspiration
I hope my spring spin on the card will make the colors seem ‘non-winter’ like. I’m not sure what colors scream winter (well in my world it would be the WHITE snow that persists on hanging around for MONTHS). I love the colors for the digital pencil challenge (blues and purples make me happy).
This was my first try at this technique. I'm used to trying to blend similar colors so this was a stretch. I kept it in the blue/violet family to keep from going into complete shock. LOL Here are closeups of the curtains and pillows, all 'feathered' out.


Lots of flowers on this one. The base is embossed flowers, the DP has flowers and of course the paper flower embellishment.
Suzanna is an avid reader, and since her gift is book related it made sense to create a matching card.
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #16 ~ Bigger is Better
I seldom let an image take up this much real estate on a card by itself. I'm still a bit out of sorts using a larger card base (5" square) so to have an equally large image really pushed me!

My Creation
I used my SU pastels on the embossed card base to make the flowers pop.

Image Detail


INS AND OUTS ~ Birthday Card for Suzanna
Stamps: Window Seat (Mo Manning Digi)
Paper: DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Stack and Embossed Flowers
Ink: Copics (Y11, 21, 26; E00, 50; YG11, 13; R000, 81; BV02, 13; V09, 17; B21; BG0000); Spicas (Melon, Lavendar, Buttermilk, Lilac, Baby Blue); White Gel Pen
Accessories: Paper Flower Brad (K & Company), Shirleys2Girls Velvet Ribbon


  1. Hi Cat, this is adorable, what a great story, I'm sure she will adore her card, such pretty colours and a great image. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.

    Hugs Suzi x

  2. WOW your colouring is just amazing - you would never know it was your first try!! Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

  3. Oh now I just LOVE this!!! I think the image looks perfectly beautiful on your card and you've colored it in so beautifully!! ;) Thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  4. Wow! That image came out beautiful! It looks 3D! Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  5. Wow so pretty!!! gorgeous colors and I love the pastels on the background! Thanks for playing along with this BIG challenge at Saturday Spotlight!!!

  6. Gorgeous card Cat. Such a wonderful image and beautiful colour schemen.
    Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  7. Wow,I love that image and how you made that backround!!It`s so cool how you embossed and
    sponged it!!Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight this week!

  8. Beautiful card love the image and you've coloured it beautifully.Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  9. Wonderful card and a great list of combined challenges!

    Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers, Creative Inspirations and Pile it on this week!

    Hugs Tanja

  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!

  11. WOW Cat! You did an awesome job on this card. Your feather blending is soooo well done! I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at the Copic Creations challenge! hugz, Mary

  12. This is just gorgeous ... love your background! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! We have a new challenge coming up on Saturday ... hope you can join us!!

  13. Great card, I have this image, but haven't got around to using it yet, you may just have inspired me to do that!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Pile It On!


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