Happy Birthday Taylor

Yesterday was Taylor Van Bruggen's birthday, and today is her Virtual Surprise Birthday Party. True to form, my card is going to be late. Although I made it in plenty of time to send it off - it's still sitting on my desk. Doh! Sorry Taylor - hope you had a fabulous birthday, and are enjoying your Virtual Surprise Birthday Party! Taylor is one of my favorite stampers and I really appreciate all the inspiration she shares on her blog. And she's just as sweet to work with as she seems. I set out to make a special birthday card for her, and what better way to go than with one of her Cupcake Sketches? This sketch was actually last week's sketch, {TECC19}.

I knew as soon as I saw the sketch that I wanted to pair it with Cuppacakeabella and I thought the length of the sketch would be perfect to showcase this die cut paper from Cosmo Cricket. I started by stamping Cuppacakeabella and then coloring here with Copic markers. Next I used my Creative Memories Circle cutting system to cut her out, leaving just a little bit of room to trim around her foot. I cut a coordinating black mat and then added black dots all around the circle and then added a border with a Copic Marker to give the illusion of another layer without adding even more bulk. I did the same for the It's Your Day {The Cat's Pajamas} sentiment panel and used my scallop corner punch to give the panel and it's mat a curvy look. Next I trimmed a thin black mat for the Hello Sunshine diecut paper and tied a black grosgrain knotted bow around it. Since I'm still limited in my unpacked supplies, I decided to try out my new airbrush kit with the Honey Copic marker to make a matching background for the card. I just love the look of it - kind of airy and light like frosting. :) I then added some black dot accents, then used the corner punch for each of the corners and added small red rhinestones to match the pattern on the paper. The finishing touch was the addition of some Stardust Stickles on the frosting and a red rhinestone cherry on top.

15 comments

  1. Love it! The shapes, the colors, the stamps! Mwah! XO, Mimi

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  2. I love all the flowiness (yes, it's my word) of the card! She's gonna love it! :o)

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  3. Awww... thanks Julee! Your card is fabulous! I love your sketches so much so it's super fun to see your interpretation of one of mine! Love the colors, the cute cuppacakeabella... love it all! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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  5. wow, look at all this curvy stuff!! It works perfectly. all the details just pull together. this is really gorgeous!!

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  6. Happy birthday to Taylor - your card is PERFECT for the cupcake lady, lol!! Great one Julee - stinkin' cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  7. OMGOSH! This is sooo cute!!!! I love the colors, stamp, everything...just darling!

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  8. this is a great card - i love that swooshy element!

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  9. LOVE the colors...this card is awesome!

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  10. Beautiful care, just amazing and ery inspiring!

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  11. Your card is just darling Julee, LOVE the fun layout and Bella looks so sweet on top of that cupcake!!!

    Hope you have wonderful week,
    Jennifer

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  12. Julee, this card is so cute! Love the image but I especially love the fun details of your card and the yellow...one of my faves ;)

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  13. Julee...this card takes the cake...I mean cupcake. It is truly amazing!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us!!

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  14. Super cute card, love everything you did :)

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  15. beautiful card Julee- love all the layers and the colors are great together.

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