Wednesday, February 24, 2021

40th Birthday

Hello there!  My youngest sister celebrated a big birthday this month (it was in covid-style so just her household) and one of my other sisters asked me to make a card for her.  I wanted to make a fun interactive card to mark this special milestone, but my health challenges continue, so I needed to keep it simple and made a slimline card using the colour palette from the February Butterfly Reflections, Ink mood board


The largest die in the Slim Basics Rectangle Layers die set from Memory Box (MB) was used to die cut from Bristol paper a slimline panel measuring 3.6”x8.6”.  Using a mini blending tool, applied Pinkalicious dye ink from Altenew (ALT) over a new unused Rolling Clouds stencil from My Favorite Things (MFT) to create the pretty pink sky.  Splattered it with ALT Razzleberry dye ink and white gouache paint for some texture.  Next, took the new unused MFT Big Birthday Wishes die and partial die cut from the panel to split the sentiment to the top and at the bottom.  


The elephant from Mama Elephant (ME) Fly With Me was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It cardstock, coloured in with Copic alcohol markers (C00, C1, C3, C5, R32, R30) and die cut out with the matching die.  The ballon (retired) was die cut from a Stampin’ Up! (SU!) Melon Mambo embossed polka dotted scrap in my stash.  The MFT Impact Numbers and “TH” (retired) were die cut from SU! Smoky Slate cardstock and Bristol paper, then offset for a shadow effect.  Added clear glitter to them for some shimmer.  Die cut the sentiment from black cardstock to be inlaid and assembled the card onto a white 3.75”x8.75” card base to finish.


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!






Challenges:
NBUS #23 - new stencil and due from MFT

19 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

Great Birthday card for your Sister Trina, Love the colour palate and those big bold birthday letters.

Witchcrafted Life said...

Thoroughly beautiful card! What an impactful, awesome design. That inked sky is almost hypnotic in its loveliness.

Joyful birthday wishes to your sister!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Jane said...

Fantastic card! Love how you've totally embraced the large sentiment theme. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awww... Trina, this slimline is just delicious!!! How cute, fun and happy feel it has! The elephant with the balloon makes me smile! Love those pink clouds and that BIG diecut is just on my wishlist, thank you LOL :D
Your sister surely has been thrilled to receive it! Happy Birthday to her!

Barbara said...

Trina, what a special card for a special birthday. This will mean a lot to her as it was made with love by you. I love the pink colors and that cute elephant. What a scene you have created. Thanks so much for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday Challenge.

Brenda in IN said...

I Love everything about this card. The soft sky and those big wishes are perfect on the slimline card. Great proportion of the balloon and elephant. I'm sorry you are still having health issues but it didn't cause any trouble with this adorable card for your sister.

Mac Mable said...

Ohhhh this card is thoughtful, adorable and fabulous Trina x. I love the wonderful design and that oversized sentiment. Adorable little elephant and pretty clouds too x. Thinking of you and sending gentle hugs Trina x.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love your card , perfect for a 40th .x

Susan said...

Sorry to hear you're still struggling with your health, Trina - but you still made a fabulous card for your sister. Love the sweet little elephant carrying the balloon. Because he's small, he really emphasizes the "big". What a great card for the large sentiment challenge!

Maria said...

Sorry to hear that you are still having some health issues. Your birthday card for your sis is very pretty and sweet! Love the adorable elephant holding onto the balloon! Wonderful pink sky and fun birthday sentiments! Happy 40th birthday to your sister!

BożenA said...

Your pink clouds look wonderful, they are very romantic. The speckles and that cute little elephant are so cute and your sister will surely like it. The card will surely delight her.
xx

Nancy said...

Trina, sorry to hear that things are still less than ideal health-wise. As for this card being quick! It would take me a few hours to make anything half this good. It is such a great card! I love the little ele and the pink sky! It is always a pleasure to see what you are up to either here or over on IG! Thanks for inspiring me and for joining us at Seize the Birthday! Heart hugs too!

Bonnie said...

A nice BIG birthday wish for a special birthday! Festive and fun, my friend! Sorry to hear you're not feeling lots better.

Dawn T said...

What a great card Trina. Thanks for sharing it with us at Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

Tristan said...

Awesome card Trina. Love the slimline design with those sponged clouds, big sentiment and sweet little elephant. I bet your sister loved it. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this fortnight. Tristan DT.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun and cute slimline birthday card, Trina!
The sponged pink sky, the stenciled clouds, and the splatters make a beautiful background for the happy elephant, holding onto the balloon!
The sentiment and the number die-cuts are perfect in terms of colors and size.
I’m sure your sister loved this special card!
I’m so sorry to hear that you’re still straggling with the health issues… Sending hugs.
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Sweet card for your sister's 40th birthday, Trina. You make every card special with your amazing designs and special touches. Take care and hope you are feeling better soon. Love, Loll

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous card, as always Trina! You are such an inspiration!! Hope you're feeling better every day!!

Helen said...

What a great card to celebrate your sister's 40th birthday, Trina! I'm sure she loved it!! Love the big bold print and balloon!! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday. Stay safe! :)