Monday, November 7, 2011

Bug A Boo Stamps "Make It Snappy" Happy Birthday

I have a fun card to share today using a Bug A Boo Stamps digital image that I thought was really neat.  It's called a "Make It Snappy" image & I would imagine is for making a quick simple one layer card.  You know I struggle with that...

I had a great time coloring this fun birthday image with Copic markers and have a supply list pictured below.

I thought I'd share a little of my card making process with you.  Sometimes I feel like I'm always using the same colors so I get out my Stampin' Up! color wheel for a little inspiration.  After getting out my color wheel I'll pick markers I think look like the colors on the wheel and test them out on a scrap of white cardstock I'll be using.  

And I have a picture of the papers I was thinking of using, Stampin' Up! Apricot Appeal, Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss & Basic Black.  I'm not sure if these colors are retired or not, I gave up trying to keep up to date with Stampin' Up!

I also used a Sizzix dots embossing folder, a stars embossing folder that came from Hobby Lobby, a little Stickles Ice and 3 D Crystal Lacquer - fun!  I like the ease of use and sparkle of Stickles but I don't like the way it feels or that it might come off for my Operation Write Home cards.  The solution to that problem for me is 3 D Crystal Lacquer or Crystal Effects.  After the Stickles is dry I add a generous layer of 3 D Crystal Lacquer and let it dry, my bling is then nice and shiny and smooth too.

Thanks for visiting my blog today -

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
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Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Celebration Time
Paper Sundaes - Rectangles


AllisonG said...

I love it, Jan! GMTA because I used a Make It Snappy digi on my blog today, too! Love your color combo on this card.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful colouring on this oh so fun cake! The embossing looks great!~

Lynn said...

Jan, I have such a hard time with kids cards and this is just perfect! It is the kind of card I would like to make myself. Wow!

Aunty Sue said...

Love Bugaboo images. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ. xxx

carol said...

thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ, super card,x carol

Lola said...

The Make it Snappy line is my new fave! And great color combo and coloring!

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love the yummy colors...such a cheery card! Thanks for joining us this week at KKKG's challenge!

Tracey said...

Great the digi image and those colour combo is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

CreaRenata said...

What a great creation! Thanks for joining KKKG this week!


Kathleen said...

Great card, gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Hugs Kat xx

Curlybear said...

Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Anything goes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Marilyn said...

Great card Jan! Fab colouring as usual and you always have the best colour combos!
Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge, good luck and hope to see you next week as well.

Min said...

I love this image and combo of embossed textures. Kind of neat too to see how others brains work when they're creating and pickin' out the papers! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hope you are well - miss having you on the team!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Kristie said...

Cute card! I love the image you used! Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

arjette said...

What a beautifull card!!!
Thanks for joining us at KennyK's challenge!!

gr. arjette.