Sunday, September 25, 2011

So Glad We're Friends


As you are reading this on Sunday morning, I'm spending a lovely short weekend trip with my close girlfriends, and we are celebrating the 50th birthday of one of our group! I always smile, because when we met, she was just SO SURE she was way older than me, when I had her beat by almost 3 years. Every time she complains about getting old, I cut her no slack whatsoever, of course! She is a lovely person, and always has everyone around her laughing. Happy Birthday, Melanie!

This is the card I made for her - what better way to celebrate a milestone than by turning back the clock to younger days? I used a technique I hadn't tried before - a Prima mask laid over cardstock and airbrushed with COPIC colors. I found it is a very easy way to create a really pretty background and I made matching backgrounds in coordinating colors - pretty neat!



Note: Finished card size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Not Quite Navy (SU!)5 1/2" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2", and
2 1/2" x 3 1/2", and
2" x 5", and
2" x2"
Peach Parfait (SU!)2 1/2" x 4", and
2" x2"
Pear Pizzazz (SU!)5 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Lap of Luxury (SU!)2 1/2" x 5"
Stamper's Select White (Paper Trey Ink)2 1/4" x 3 1/4"


Not Quite Navy (SU!)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)


A Kind Word (SU!)
Best Yet (SU!)
Edgy Eloquence (SU!)


COPIC markers (Imagination International)
COPIC airbrush system (Imagination International)
8x8 Mask I (Prima)
Flower punch (SU!)
1 3/8" circle punch (SU!)
Daisy Edge punch (Martha Stewart)
Brads (Paper Studio)
Paper Piercer
Foam tape
ATG (3M)
Rotary trimmer (Fiskars)



Use the mask to cover the green card stock, and airbrush with the YG93 COPIC marker to create the background layer. Use the paper piercer to punch 3 holes in a straight line in one corner of the green layer, and fill each hole with a peach brad.

Use the same mask, and airbrush the peach card stock panel, using the YR14 COPIC marker. Use the paper piercer to punch 3 holes in a straight line in one corner of the peach layer, and fill each hole with a green brad.

Use the daisy punch to decorate the edge of the strip of navy cardstock, then mount the decorator paper onto the punched card stock.


Stamp the sentiment in navy ink on the small piece of peach card stock, and use the circle punch to trim it. Punch a navy flower shape, and mount the sentiment circle onto the flower shape.


Stamp the image onto the panel of white cardstock, using black ink. Color with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Hair: Y11, Y17
  • Skin: E000, E01, R83
  • Dress: YG95, YR00, YR01
  • Basket: E51, E53, E55
  • Flowers: YR12, YR14
  • Cat: YR15, YR18
  • Shadows: C00, 0000


The base card is made from the navy card stock measuring 5 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2", and folded. Mount the airbrushed green mat with brads onto the base card. Mount the orange airbrushed panel with brads in the upper right area of the card. Add the designer paper with the punched navy border vertically on the left of the card front. Mount the image panel over the designer paper, and finish with the sentiment medalian mounted with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful friend! It does remind me of simpler times, simpler days. Enjoy!

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