Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Birthday card using Chi Chi Memories 'Hello Girl'

I made another card with Chi Chi Memories 'Hello Girl' this time in the form of a birthday card, and using a more conventional hair colour!

Ingredients ;
coredinations cardstock in sky and pale blue, black onyx sparkle cardstock from AMD
black micron pen, white pigment gel pen, half pearls, stripy ribbon , black ribbon, red 'sew lovely ' papermania paper , black and white bexley black papermania paper 
chi chi memories 'hello girl' 
happy birthday stamp from forever friends 
2 label dies from sizzix sizzlets
8x8 square card base
we 'r' memory keepers crop-a-dile corner chomper
3D foam pads
spellbinders lacy circles
sizzix circles #2
AMD white 300 gsm stamping cardstock
silicone glue
anita's tacky glue
SU not quite navy ink pad
promarkers - sandstone, gold, mustard, pastel yellow and buttercup for hair
burgundy, crimson and cardinal for headband and shoes
true blue ,azure and sky blue for the dress, and black, cool grey 5 and 4 for tights

I layered the light blue cardstock on top of the black, leaving a couple of mm gap between card blank edge, black , and blue and cut two equal sized pieces of red paper to fit at both sides. for the central piece , I layered black cardstock again with the bexley black/white paper, and rounded the corners on the right hand side using the 1/4 inch corner chomper 

I then stamped the sentiment on to some white stamping cardstock, and cut it with the smaller of the two largest label dies , placed near the top as i was only using the top edge.
I then used the largest with the sky blue coredinations cardstock to layer behind it. this i glued slightly behind the middle section on the card 
I made a hand tied blue and adhered a black ribbon strip first to the bottom edge of the middle section. I glued the stripy bow onto this using silicone glue 

I cut out a sky blue circle using one of the spellbinders lacy circles, and a plain white circle to fit inside it. 
once the image was coloured, I fussy cut it and placed it onto the white inner circle, and added a couple of strokes of promarker pen around the feet to 'ground' the image.

I glued the image to the white circle and that in turn to the blue circle. I put 3d foam pads on the back of that one and adhered it to the card.
I finally used my micron and white gel pens to faux stitch around the edge panels, the sentiment and the circles the image was on, and added 3 half pears to the top left corner and the bottom right.

hope you like it, 
Rachel x

would like to enter in -


  1. Great Job! Very good coloring skills. Cut It Up Challenge Blog

  2. So Cute!!
    Thank you for Joining us at Craftitude
    Hugs DT Norma Jean

  3. Very pretty, and great job on that bow!
    Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!

  4. Great card - love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner

  5. a lovely card with the bow, thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  6. SO cute!! I love the overall design!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges!

  7. Absolutely Precious!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  8. What a lovely card with lots of 'B's on it! I am so glad you liked our challenge at Crafty Catz and entered with your wonderful project. Thank you and please come back again tomorrow for a brand new theme.
    Anna xxx

  9. Cute card! Thanks for joining us for BUGABOO BINGO! this week. wee wish you Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you join us again soon!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  10. Adorable - love the colors!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with The Bug BINGO Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Don’t forget to check out The Bug Blog for our new Challenge that starts TODAY! It’s a color challenge so we hope you’ll join in!!!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations


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