Fanfare Birthday Card


I created this festive birthday card for the sketch challenge this week at Deconstructing Jen.  The vast majority of my cards are completed with more muted natural colors.  It was a nice break to play with the bright primary colors.  Here is the original sketch design:

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

X7138B Fanfare Level 2 Paper Packet

X5923 Sunny Yellow Cardstock

D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday

Z2116 Cranberry Ink

Z2192 Pacifica Ink

Z1225 Flurry Dimensional Elements

Z1103 Cranberry Grosgrain

Z679 Liquid Glass

B29 Ultramarine Copic Sketch

Y15 Cadmium Yellow Copic Sketch

RV29 Crimson Copic Sketch

Die-namics Crown Border by MFT

Die-namics Fancy Flourish by MFT

I made the glossy stars with the Dimensional Elements, Copic Markers and Liquid Glass.

I started with the plain Dimensional Element Stars.  I colored the stars to match my Close To My Heart papers with the Copic Markers.  I then coated the colored star with Liquid Glass and let dry.  The result is a shiny epoxy like star embellishment.  I prefer to color items with Copic markers vs. the dye ink based markers when the item will be coated in Liquid Glass.  I have found that Liquid Glass will often change the color of dye based markers.  I do not seem to have that problem with the alcohol based markers.  With this technique you can custom make your own embellishments to match your projects.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Card Crafters Circle-Make it Colorful

Catch the Bug-Anything Goes

Fussy & Fancy-Happy Birthday

Simon Says Stamp-New Something (New Dies)

Tuesday Throwdown-Something Shiny (Stars)

Thanks for stopping by….sneak peeks from the Close To My Heart Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book coming soon!

13 thoughts on “Fanfare Birthday Card”

  1. Hi Allisa! This is such a fun and colourful creation! I love it! (I love CTMH products, but can't get them here in Australia). Thank you for sharing with us at our Card Crafter's Circle… I hope you will join us again soon!
    hugs and blessings,

  2. The glossy stars are great! Thanks for the tip about the Copic Markers and Liquid Glass. I got my first Copics last week and can't wait to try this out!

  3. I just love your bright stars! Your papers and flourishes look fabulous together! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  4. A lovely bright and happy creation…..I love that you chose the primary colours! So glad you joined us at Card Crafter's Circle, and please come and play again….we'd love to see you….good luck!

  5. fab card, love the colorful style and thos so gorgeous stars!
    thanks for playing with us at fussy an fancy this week
    céline dt member

  6. Awesome card, Allisa! You made your card look EXACTLY like the sketch…and i love that it is so colorful, just like our challenge at Card Crafter's Circle..thanks for joining us!

  7. Love your card. The Liquid Glass on the stars looks great and that is a good tip about the changeing colors. I have had that happen befor too and your right about the Copics. Great project today and thanks for joining us at Bugabbo this week.


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