Wednesday, 7 June 2017

You don't look a day over FABULOUS

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #126 - Emboss It

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 2 Images DT Used

Star Stampz

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Today I have used the absolutely fabulous Birthday Girl digital stamp from Lia Stampz, one of our generous sponsors this week.

I printed the image on A5 X-Press It blending card, zapped it with my heat gun then coloured with Copic markers.  We have lots of red-heads in our family and on seeing this image I was reminded of two of our nieces, so this is my first time going for red hair.  This red combo used E13 E15 E18.  I have some darker marker combos ready to try for even richer hair and darker little black dress so that both nieces can get their glamorous birthday wishes just a day apart.  Yes, I know the skin is fair, but these sisters have very fair skin to go with their very red hair.
I used a white gel pen to give the pearls in her necklace
some extra dimension and an ultra white finish.

The sentiment is a combination of fonts (Bradley Hand ITC and LW Sweetie Pie).  After I printed the sentiment panel, I swiped it with my powder tool, went over the letters with a Versamarker pen, smoothered it with clear embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.  I gave the "fabulous" a double coat to make the letters even more luscious.

This card is quite large at 8x8".  I made a top folding card base by scoring the top of the back panel and adhered it to the front panel.  The base is matted with textured cardstock then layered with luscious glitter cardstock.  I matted the image panel and sentiment panel with the same textured black cardstock, keeping a perfect 1/8" border by using a Perfect Layers ruler.  It is usually a challenge to keep layers securely in place when using glittered cardstock but it's not a problem with my go-to glue, Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  It's like using a hot glue gun without the "hot".  I finished off the design by die cutting a bow, using the handle of a fine brush to give a smooth curve to the loops and tails.

If you have visited before, you will know that I can't resist sharing extra pics,
so here a couple more, taken in brighter natural light.

Lia Stampz - digital stamp - Birthday Girl
X-Press It - A5 blending card
Copic markers - skin - E0000 E000 E00 E21 E11
Copic markers - lips - R85
Copic markers - hair - E13 E15 E18
Copic markers - dress & feather - BV20 BV 23 BV25 BV29
Copic markers - shoes - BV25 BV29

Copic markers - cake - E30 E31 E23 E25
Copic markers - icing & bows - R81 R83 R85 R89
Copic markers - candle - 0 C00 C1
Copic markers - flame - Y11 Y13
Signo uni-ball broad pigment ink white gel pen - pearl necklace
Versamark Versamarker - to heat emboss sentiment
WOW! Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss Super Fine
heat tool
Kaisercraft - glitter cardstock - flamingo
Kaisercraft - glitter cardstock - candy
Winnie & Walter - Take A Bow Cutaways
Perfect Layers ruler - 1/8" border for matted layers
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

Sending a big Thank You to Lia Stampz for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #126 - Emboss It with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #6 - Anything Goes 
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Challenge #51 - Celebration
Colour Crazy Challenge - WK 22 - Anything Goes
Colour It! Create It!  Show It Off! - June Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog - #42 - June is full of Sparkle and Sprinkle
Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge Blog - Challenge #27 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Week 23 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Birthdays Challenge
Ike's World Challenges - Challenge #90 - Anything Goes with optional twist
inspiration photo - I'm inspired by the pop of pink in the photo
In The Pink - Challenge #120 - Embossing
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog - Challenge #6
- Anything Goes / Bingo Board

My card has a die cut bow, gel pen pearls and a fun & fabulous sentiment
with embossing powder or WOW! product
I have used WOW! Clear Gloss Super Fine Embossing Powder


  1. This really jumped out at me as I hurried through my inbox! It's especially lovely and gave me a smile! Thanks for that! You've got mad coloring skills!

  2. Really fun sentiment, Tracy, and marvelous coloring! So good to see you entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Ike's World Challenge this fortnight and also at QKR Stampede this week. Thanks for supporting us and good luck in each one.
    NanaConnie DT

    1. I'm back with a third DT hat on, Tracy. Delighted to see you playing along at SheepSki Designs this month. :-D NanaConnie

  3. Adorable image and I'll be writing that fab sentiment down for future use, Tracy! LOVE it! Fabulous coloring and sparkle, too. Thanks so much for joining our 'Celebration' Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  4. I love this fun image and the sentiment. Thank you for joining in the challenge at QKR Stampede.

  5. That glitter background sets the image off perfectly! Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  6. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

  7. fabulous and very beautiful Tracey
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  8. Very nice card.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society
    Greetings Geesje

  9. Oh my gosh, SO CUTE, so adorable, so well colored. I absolutely LOVE it. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

  10. Beautiful and elegant card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.
    Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  11. Amazing colouring on this gorgeous card :-) I especially love the hair. Thank you very much for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  12. I really love your layout and that sentiment is fabulous! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' June 2017.
    Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  13. A wonderful card with a wonderful sentiment!! Love the Colouring and it looks so elegant!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge!
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  14. Such a neat card you have made very sweet I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  15. Lovely and sparkly and a great sentiment, thank your for joining us this week at Digi Choosday, Julie DT x

  16. lovely card thanks for sharing with CLC Rachel DT

  17. Great make thanks for playing alone with us at Colour Crazy this time hope to see you again soon
    Jacki (CCCC DT) ♥

  18. Wooow gorgeous card.. Thank you so much for joining our challenge #51 at Aurora Wings blog.. Hope you can join our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw.. xx ~RoRa

  19. Fabulous card... Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge :)
    Wendy xx

  20. Such a sweet card I do love your neat little image and coloured so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Colour It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  21. This is a gorgeous creation and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  22. Absolutely stunning card, loving the image and your colouring. Great layout am sure your niece will love it.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
    Hope to see you again.
    Jean xx

  23. Beautiful card and colors! Love that sentiment! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  24. Gorgeous card, love the image, the sentiment and the glittery background is fab! Thank you so much for joining our bingo / Anything goes challenge at Making Memories Crafting this month, I do hope you'll join us again soon,
    Love Jacky x

  25. Love, love, love this! love the colouring, love the colour palette and sparkle and love the character and sentiment! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes June Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x