Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall Colors Inspired Birthday Card

Hello! I am late in posting for Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog's current challenge on Happy Birthday. Our blog challenge sponsor is Rick St. Dennis.

I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I am still inspired by the colors of a previously created card for a color challenge. This is my third card created using those colors. I just cannot get over it!

I colored the image with Copic markers, adding detail wherever I can using my pen supplies. I fussy cut the image leaving a small white border around.

For the background panel, I am using an old Basic Grey patterned paper. Using a My Favorite Things Spotlight stencil, I brushed in Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink. I used a Clarity stencil brush to color in the spotlight. I inked the side spotlights on the stencil as well but I did not like the effect. I did not want to pitch the patterned paper because it is the only one I have. To save the paper and hopefully, this project, I blended Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves on the sides of the center spotlight to cover the side spotlights. I  used the side of the stencil to cover the center spotlight while I added the purple ink. I brushed in Perfect Pearls Grape Vine to the purple blended area.

I embossed the sentiment from MFT BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set on the bottom of the spotlight. I feel that there was something lacking on the background despite using a patterned paper. There is just too much space on the sides of the spotlight. I did not want to add anything too overwhelming so I stamped little stars on this area using Versamark ink. The stars are from two different Mama Elephant stamp sets, Make a Wish and Confetti.

I adhered the colored digital image to the center of the spotlight using foam adhesive. My spotlight was off centered so I trimmed off the edge to center it. I adhered a fun foam to the back, then adhered this to a top folding note card.

I added Glossy Accent to the candle light and this finishes my card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in this challenge. Have a blessed, brilliant & creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I am sharing this creation at


  1. Clemente, I like how you kept your card simple and that spotlight effect is wonderful. DTeamie CarolG

    1. Thank you for your comment, Carol.-Maria Giselle B.

  2. Wow what an amazing card Clemente! Love how you coloured your image and the spotlight is just perfect! Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous creations again! Hugs, Gwendolyn

  3. very cute Image Clemente
    and love your coloring too
    great sentiment
    sweet card
    Many thanks for joining with us at ATSM this time

    1. Your name Maria or Clemente? I am not confused cause you posted with name Clemente sweety sorry if I am wrong :)

    2. I am Maria. Clemente is my husband. I started my blog using his account. It is alright. I am used to him getting the credits every now & then =).

  4. Your image is gorgeous and loving the colours too. Love the technique with the spotlight looks fantastic. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  5. A lovely project, thank you for joining us this week. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Claudia DT Member for