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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Birthday Card for a Friend

When my son's co-worker asked for a birthday card for a three year old friend, the first thing I asked was, of course, who does she like? Well, much to my delight, it turned out to be Ariel, the Little Mermaid!!! and guess what I bought recently? That's right. Mini  Mermaid Tilda. Sure couldn't pass up that opportunity, so I went on a hunt for a coloring book Ariel image and this is the result. So now, my mini mermaid has a few ink marks on her, as all good stamps should have. IMO, a clean stamp is an unused stamp, and that's unforgivable. I used Norma's (From My Craft Room) template, thanks Norma, just shortening the height by an inch. The sentiments and candles are silver peel-offs and the doily is another glittery silver piece. Don't three year olds love shiny things? Clear crystal bubbles mixed with Sakura Clear Stardust pen bubbles are rising from the water and I popped on some blue gems in the corners to keep the water theme going. The strip at the bottom was Cuttlebug embossed with Tiny Bubbles, then heat embossed with clear ep. You probably guessed her name is Alana and I used Puffy White epoxy alpha stickers, securely fastened with ScorTape (bless this product!) This was one of those projects that I had so much fun making, I was sad to see her go, but hopefully a sweet little girl will enjoy it, too.

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Sue, your card is adorable! Wow, you did a fantastic job, and that lucky 3-yr old will LOVE it!

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  2. Great bithday card, it's so sweet!! bye Mascha

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  3. Oh my gosh Sue I LOVE this!!!! This is FANTASTIC...so perfect! She will go nuts for it!
    Rene :D

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  4. This card is adorable, I'm sure she will be
    thrilled to receive it. My 3yr old greatgranddaughter would love it. Great work,and creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Well it gets the seal of approval here, my 7yr old just saw it and said...."oooh you should totally make ME an Ariel card like that one!" :)

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  6. What a sweet card you created!! yes, 3 year old luuuv shiney thing! :-) Mermaid!!! Beautiful coloring!! and my most fav. Mermaid Tilda! :-)

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  7. Gorgeous card and colours Sue..Loz

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  8. Beautiful card, Sue! She's going to love it!
    hugs, Sharon

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  9. This is wonderful! I am sure she is going to love this card!
    Hugs Jeanette

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  10. Aw, that is too cute Sue. I love the pretty coloring and the personalize card for your three year old :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  11. What a cute card! Your little friend will absolutely love it. You did a fantastic job on the coloring and layout.
    Huggeroonies,
    Kathy

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  12. Very pretty! Great shape for he card and such a beautiful coloring! Great choice of image to go along the mini Tilda! Love it!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  13. This is soooo adorable! Great idea to incorporate the two images. She's going to LOVE it! Hugs, Rosie :)

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  14. This is such a nice and beautiful card. And the litlle Magnolia mermaid is matching very well with Ariël.
    Hugs Sylvia

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  15. This is soooo delightful Sue - the colors are gorgeous and such a neat idea for you mini stamp. Now I am singing Under The Sea!!!
    Sandy

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