Birthday Cards, CARDS, Penny Black, Stampin' UP, Valentines
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Happy Birthday Hearts

img_7807-birthday-balloons-w-30 I just love this sweet image from Penny Black!  I made this card for my niece who will be turning 9.  O.k. it’s not until May, but I am always late, so this year i vowed not to be!! Now I just have to remember to mail it…

This could just as easily be a Valentine too with a change of sentiment.

I colored the hedgie with an SU! blender pen and inks, in Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel. I also added regal rose, around his belly and face, after brushing the tip over a scrap paper to lighten the color .  The heart balloons are colored with Bravo burgandy, regal rose, and a dusting of  SU! dazzling diamonds glitter. I used a little wild wasabi at his feet, for the patch of grass.

The layout is from todays sketch challenge on SCS,  although, I made my focal image a lot bigger and in a heart shape.  I just thought the hearts worked so well with this hedgie with the heart balloons.

The colors are  from yesterdays Color challenge, to use Kiwi Kiss, Bravo  Burgandy and Regal Rose. I never would have thought of this combo, but I like the results.

I used quite a few layers on this one, and the hearts are popped up on dimensionals as well as the sentiment.

I was wondering if I should have added some bling to the bottom left or maybe some dew drops…what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today, I also wanted to say that I enjoy your questions, so keep them coming!  Normally, I just answer them by e-mail, which is generally how I get them, but tomorrow I will post an answer to an interesting question I had from a reader, which led me to do a little experiment of my own.

Grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite brew) and come on by!

Have a creative day!

This entry was posted in: Birthday Cards, CARDS, Penny Black, Stampin' UP, Valentines


Thanks for visiting! I have always needed to express my creativity, and I am the happiest when I do so. My blog is a way to challenge myself creatively, keep me motivated and inspired, to explore new ideas, and to share them with others! I feel the need to express myself in new ways...I hope you'll join me!


  1. Deena,
    this is an adorable card – I love the way you layered up the hearts. I just came across your blog through the Flourishes forum on SCS – it’s super!!


  2. Deena,

    This is a really cute card and props to you for making it so early! Hehehe I never have enough birthday cards on hand.

    Hedgehogs are always so happy and just make me smile!


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