Saturday, September 4, 2010

Malia's Twilight Birthday Card

My niece's birthday was Sept. 2nd so we are headed up to Owasso, OK today to celebrate with her! Malia is a of course, I had to make her a Twilight card. When The Greeting Farm created images that looked like the Twilight characters I had to snatch them up (cause I'm an undercover Twilighter too....I tried to deny it, but after reading the books I became hooked, ha, ha).

It turns out The Greeting Farm is having a Farm Fresh Friday challenge on it's Splendid Stamping blog to use 3 patterned papers and 3 types of embellishments. I just happened to use that combo on my card so I'm going to enter the challenge, YIPPEE!

These are the other challenges I'm entering my card in:
Crafty Emma's Store - Floral Frenzy
Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything Book Related
Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers & Ribbon
Res-Q Challenge - Use Your Scissors
Stamp Something - Something Cute

Now, personally, I'm Team Jacob. But my niece Malia is Team Edward, and since this card is for her, I used the image that looks like Edward. The Edward image (the stamp is actually called Flirty Edward) is part of the Roll Call Kit at The Greeting Farm. It's an 8 1/2 x 11 set that has several images resembling the cast of Twilight. The image that looks like Bella is called Wild Sprout Camille and she can be purchased here.

I decided to do some paper-piecing so I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock several times and also on some patterned paper for their jeans (the white stitch lines are drawn in with an Inkssentials white opaque pen). Then I cut out the various pieces (jeans, shirts, coat) and paper-pieced them to my original image. I also cut out the images, glue Camille flat to the tan cardstock, but used pop-dots for Edward.

I colored their hair with various Copics. For their skin, I used Copic E51 and then did all the facial shading & blush on Camille with chalks. Since I have a limited supply of Copics, I've been trying out other mediums to do my shading. So far I like my chalks! They take a little more time, but I like the soft blending I get.

For Edward's shirt and Camille's coat I stamped the images a second time on the Neenah cardstock, colored it with Copic BV23, and then shaded the edges with black chalk. I also did some shading on their jeans, but it's hard to tell because the paper is dark. Their shoes were also colored with BV23 and shaded with black chalk. Then I added Glossy Accents to the top of their shoes.

Here's a full view of Malia's Twilight Easel Card:

My card was inspired by a card I found on Split Coast Stampers made by Lorelie Kim. I couldn't find the card on her blog, My Paper Adventures, but you should still check out her blog when you have some time because she has some amazing creations!

I wanted the use the quote on her card, "May your day be filled with Twilight", so I searched her blog to find out how to create it. Since I couldn't find any details on it, I decided to re-create it using MS Word. I used the Constantia font for the top of the quote and used Times New Roman for the word Twilight (I expanded the spacing of the letters to 3.5). I wasn't sure how she made the faint lines on the word Twilight, but when I ran the paper through the printer, the ink smeared. So I got the idea to take a small paint brush, dip the end in water, and drag it through the letters to smear the ink. I think it worked pretty well!

The striped paper and floral paper used for the butterflies came from The Paper Studio Simple Elegance paper pack. The tan cardstock is also from the same paper pack. The black & red cardstock are from CTMH. I think the copper brads are also from The Paper Studio. The paper roses are from Recollections (they started off white, but I colored them with my Black Copic marker).

Here's a close-up of the top of the easel card:

The DP on the top of the card is called Rich Meadows Flocked from The Paper Studio. The tan cardstock used for the sentiment and behind the images is again from the Simple Elegance pack. The black ribbon came from Hobby Lobby. I colored the white roses black and glued them to the centers of the ribbon bows. On the black CTMH cardstock behind the images, I used scissors to distress the edge a little to expose the white core.

So that takes care of my 3 patterned papers (flocked paper at top of card, striped paper at bottom of card, & floral paper for butterflies) and my 3 embellishments (ribbon, paper roses & copper brads). I hope I understood the challenge correctly!

I'll be back tomorrow to post a picture of my sweet niece with her card! I hope she likes it!!




Bonnie Garby said...

What a great 'twilight' card! Your niece will love it!! I too belong to team Jacob. ;D
Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Denise said...

as a fellow Twilighter I LOVE THIS! Although I am Team Jacob also...;) Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh this is amazing!!

I love it!!, but I am with your niece team Edward all the way lol..

Thanks for playing along at CES this week xx

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Rosemary & so beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

WWP said...

This card is amazing and thanks so much for the detailed explanation.

Vicky said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I'm a HUGE Twilight fan I ended up buying the whole lot of digi images that I thought looked like any1 off twilight lol. This card is just gorgeous & your colouring is perfect. Well done & good luck in all your challenges.
Go team Edward lol.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.

Hugs Vicky xx

Lorelie Kim said...

AWESOME card!! Thank you for the shout out :). You were more creative in printing out the word "twilight"...I just found the word on the web and Photoshop'd it :). Oh...I'm neither Team Edward or Bella said, I'm "Switzerland".

Maria said...

This is fabulous Rosie! I'm sure your niece Malia loved it. Great DP and embellishments too. Hugs, Maria