Birthday card for my niece

Hello everyone!

Thursday was not only my Dad's birthday, but also my little niece's first birthday. I can't believe she's 1 already! She's in such a hurry - walking at 9 months, throwing things, climbing onto things in order to reach, eating hardy meals, etc. We've all celebrated her (and her daddy) today, and I told Mommy (my sis) that I expected my niece to have her own cake. Well, here's one at least, lol!
On Neenah cardstock I printed The Paper Shelter You're my cuppycake, colored it with Copics and die cut with a Nellie Snellen Straight dotted oval die. I wanted the hair color close to reality (yes, she's hot tempered, ha!), but man was it difficult matching girly colors with that color hair!

Copics used:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
Lips: RV14, RV13, R20
Hair: YR21, YR23, YR27, E37
Skirt + buttercream: R85, R83, R81, RV11
Blouse: BV17, BV13, BV02, BV00
Chocolate cake: E49, E59, E25, E23
Vanilla cake: E25, E34, E31
Buttercream: BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Wrappers: B97, B95, B93, B91 / R89, R85, R83, R81
Grounding: W3, W1, W0
Sugar sprinkles: C7, C5, C1

For the background I stamped the My favorite things Birthday backround with WOW! embossing ink, covered with WOW! White pearl embossing powder and heat set it. Then I blended Festive berries, Spun sugar, Shaded lilac and Chipped sapphire Oxide inks over it for a little emboss resist.

I then readied "a couple" of bits and pieces: The MFT Happy birthday circle die I cut and covered in WOW! White Twinkle embossing powder. A sentiment from the MFT Celebrate with cake set White pearl embossed and cut on a Simple and Basic Pierced tag die, and also cut 3 Marianne Designs Heart balloons and blended them all over with the same Oxide inks. I stamped the large 1-stamp from The Cat's Pajamas Your number is up set with Spun sugar Oxide ink and for an ombre look came in with a little Festive berries Oxide ink. And finally, a bow from a satin ribbon from my stash. I think it's safe to say I went all in! Phew!

The main image as well as all the "bits" (except for the bow) were popped up. I then coated the balloons, skirt and buttercream with Spectrum noir clear sparkle pen. The little sugar sprinkles I gave a dot of glossy accents, and the balloons were coated with Nuvo glaze.

It's ironic that I wanted a fairly simple card showing the background stamp, and end up with a fully loaded card that barely shows the background, haha! Story of my card-making life!

Hope you like it!


  1. Ah yes, with that hair colour, she's sure to be a mighty warrior! Fantastic colouring of this fun image and a wonderful card to support it. Love your colours and perfect dies for this adorable card. Thanks for sharing your celebration with us at The Paper Shelter, and for using one of our images!

  2. Hello ,

    What a Sweet creation you`ve made I love it .

    Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Craft challenge
    Hugs and Creativity

  3. Such a cute adorable card! ... thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week , Nelly DT x

  4. This is such an amazing card and I can't stop starring at it. Your coloring is incredible to say the least! Unfortunately your card doesn't qualify for our challenge but I pray you will play along again soon. You are very talented!

  5. Awesome card - so very cute with beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining in at STB

  6. Fabby colouring and good use of the image. Verys sweet card! Thank you for joining our celebration challenge over at the Paper Shelter this week. We now have a new fun challenge up for you to join!
    Love n hugs

  7. So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ ttph

  8. Cute image, pretty card. Thanks for joining us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog for our "Pretty in Pink" challenge.

  9. I'm not a fan of pink colour, but this is just stunning! I really like the colours, and the background is perfect, so the colouring.
    Thank you for entering your card at Through The Purple Haze this month.
    Sabina DT

  10. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luck :)

  11. What a sweetie! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ ttph


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