Friday, July 4, 2008

B-day Party Girl and 2 Sketches 4 You

Whoo-hoo, another fun sketch to work off of from 2 Sketches 4 You with this week featuring Laura's 3rd sketch.

This week I needed to make two b-day cards for two friends of mine that are twins. They look very much alike but their personalities are a bit different. And I have to admit that I'm not too good of a friend to them since their b-day was this past weekend and I'm just making their cards now! This one is for the twin (Lori) that loves to get everyone together so I went with the Party Girl Theme to go with her personality. I did a lot of popping up on the dresses by cutting some from the left over paper and used sticky squares to pop them! Then I dressed them up with some Stickles and Glossy Accents. I'm also getting into this stitching thing, I don't know why I was so nervous to give it a try...

Tomorrow I'll get working on the other twin's card (wish me luck!)

Here's Laura's very cool sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Party favors for this creation:
-CS: DCWV "Pink #1 Texture" & "Robin #3 Texture" and The Paper Co "Pastel Pink Texture"
-DP: Colorbok "Black Dress"
-Blossoms: Colorbok Layered Flowers
-Various Round and Flower Rhinestones
-Self Adhesive Pearls
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Rouge" & "Ice Blue"
-Stickles: Waterfall, Turquoise, Pink, Diamond, Yellow, Burgundy, Lime Green, Cinnamon & Copper
-Cricut Carts: PS for the scallop cut at 1" and stretch to 8" tall using the CDS, Doodletype for the letters girl using the bookplate feature cut at 1" & for Party with the shadow feature cut at 1 1/2" & also for the letters Lori using the bookplate feature cut at 2"
-Computer fonts: scrapNfonts - DB Borders B-day for Happy Birthday (character "y") & Presents (character "h") and DB Frilly Frames for the frame (character "n")
-Misc items: Glossy Accents, Prismacolor Pencils, aqua thread, sewing machine, diamond ribbon from stash, fuzzy string also from stash, MM sticky squares and All Night Media mini pot dots

TFL!!! And have a very happy and safe 4th of July!!!


tiggertastic said...

Lovely card, such good used of the gems, sarah x

TG said...

OMG Nikki, this card is stunning, you have put so much work into it. I love all the details, it must have taken you ages to make.
T x

Scossie Jane said...

Fantastic card Nikki, very girly and bling, love all the detail xx

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for playing at 2 Sketches 4 You!

Krista B. said...

Beautiful card - Love the gems : )

Glee said...

Awesome, just awesome work, Nikki! I am just speechless and I just keep wanting to reach in, take this card in my own hands and just enjoy the view. My, my, do such outstanding work!

Jacey's Mom said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details. I'm sure your friend is going to go crazy over this card.
Take care,

Anita C said...

Wow Nikki!! Your card is gorgeous, I so love all your embellishments. I'm so into the dresses and I really like what you did with the scallops.

kath said...

Gorgeous card for the sketch - where do I start - love the papers and all the embellishments are gorgeous..don't tell me who stuck down each and every one of those cute

lionblossom said...

Wow! This is realy nice! Love it!

Lori1brat said...

Love the bling - love the dimension. GREAT and FUN card ! Love it !

Lea L. said...

This card is just awesome all around...but I have to say my FAVE part of it is the pearl bling in the scallops!! Looks fab! Great job with the sketch!


Sarah said...

Fantastic card - so pretty!

~JulieH~ said...

OMG Nikki this is fabulous as are all your cards but the detail on this I just keep going back asnd seeing more!!! Wonderful work!


My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.