Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hello and Belated Birthday




I have been seeing the Light Up for Autism blog hop all over the internet and have finally found a moment to make a card so I could participate right in the nick of time.  My daughter was a big buddy this fall to a little boy with Autism in a special soccer league for Challenged Athletes.  The joy on his face when he saw her and played his own version of soccer was just priceless, and I know that all the parents were so grateful that their kids had a chance to participate in soccer, just like practically every other kit in Southern California.

I used copic markers to create a blue ombre pattern that would show in the negative space of my die cut hello.  I used the Burlap Impression Plate to add a bit of texture.  Simple and done.





I used the sketch at Happy Little Stampers and am also linking up at Paper Players #239 where the challenge is to use a die cut.




I have another card for today, and it is inspired by this beautiful card by Kimberly at Time Out #28.



I was inspired by the black background, the silver embossing and vivid coloring of the flowers.  I used SU Corner Garden, and embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder.  I used Prisma Colored pencils to color in my flowers and leaves.


I am also entering this card at Seize the Birthday Anything Goes and Simon Says Wednesday Happy Birthday.



Thanks for Visiting


45 comments :

  1. AWESOME work, Joyce! I love the embossing on black card stock and how you colored the images! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Happy Birthday” Challenge! BTW the blue ombre is GORGEOUS!

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  2. I love the simplicity of your first card. Beautiful! The bright colours against the black on your second card look really striking. Two lovely cards. xx

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  3. Wonderful cards, Joyce! LOVE the embossed flowers on your pretty B-Day card.
    And, the blue ombre is so striking under the 'hello'.

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  4. Beautiful story of your lovely daughter being a buddy. Blessings on her for the gift of time and friendship.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards and for participating in this important hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  5. Two beautiful cards Joyce! Love the clean design on the first...and the detail on the second is amazing! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  6. Woowww so cool!! love! Both are gorgeous! :) Thank you for participating ♥

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  7. Great ombré pattern using copics! Pretty card!

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  8. Beautiful cards. I like the ombre letters.

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  9. Both cards are gorgeous!! Love the black with the flowers - those colors just POP like crazy!! So amazing!! As for your Light It Up Blue card - I love it!!! The way you made the hello diecut an ambre blue makes it just awesome!!! Love the way it turned out!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  10. What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  11. I am glad you found time to join in with your ombre card-very cool in its simplicity! ♥ Sue Kment

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  12. Gorgeous card for the hop! Love the shades of blue behind the sentiment - it looks fab! Your other card is beautiful as well! Such pretty colours!

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  13. I am going to start with your second card...this is about as stunning and beautiful as can be. I am in awe of your talent...this is so incredible. And your Light It Up Blue card is so sweet and your ombre look is fabulous, just perfect.

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  14. Lovely cards, love the ombre colors on the "Hello" for the first card.

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  15. Gorgeous cards! Thank you for joining the hop ♥

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  16. BEAUTIFUL pair of cards Joyce!!!
    LOVE your ombre blue of your "hello" - clever use of the negative space,
    LOVE the silver & pretty flowers of your birthday card too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of this AMAZING event for a great cause :)

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  17. These are both stunning and so different, Joyce! Love the blues on your hello and those gorgeous flowers embossed on black. The colouring really pops - fab case of Kim's card. Thanks for sharing with us at Time Out :)

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  18. Oh WOW Joyce! I love the simplicity of the first card (the blues, so perfect) and WOW on the colouring on the second - such gorgeousness. Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

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  19. I love your blue FIRST card
    So simple and so CAS
    I always love your CAS Card Joyce...
    and your CASE ing card woooooww so wonderfully made...
    Lovely post for great cause
    My card is #155 if you like to hop there I will be so happy
    hugs, Monika

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  20. wow to your CASE of Kim's card. I adore how you have coloured this. And followed Kim's design, a real stunner and great to see you at TO x

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  21. Gorgeous cards!! Love the blue ombre!!

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  22. Love the blue ombre technique behind the die-cut word aperture .. great CAS design. And love your silver embossing on black. Those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  23. Both cards are lovely but I love how striking those bright and bold flowers are against the black background. Stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

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  24. Two beautiful creation! LOVE the different blues you used in the first! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  25. super sweet CAS card........hope you have a fabulous week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  26. Beautiful colouring on both cards.

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  27. That blue ombre background is fab! Love the brightness of the Prisma colors!

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  28. You must be so proud of your daughter! Good to hear about programs like the one she's involved in. Two fabulous cards too. Love the ombre hello, and absolutely adore the embossed flower card. Simply amazing. It's always fun to visit your blog and see the wonderful cards you make! Bev

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  29. Both great cards !
    I volunteer every year at the Special Olympics; and yes, it is great to see the athletes enjoy to play !

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  30. That ombre "hello" actually looks like foil the way you colored it, Joyce. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

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  31. Great CAS card! Love the die you used,too. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

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  32. Joyce your hello card is gorgeous!!!!!!i loved hearing about your daughter being a if buddy ,I am sure that was such a blessing to the little boy and his family. Your girls are so sweet...just like their mom!
    Gorgeous embossed flowers!

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  33. Gorgeous cards! I love the CAS design and ombre effect on your first one and your flowers are beautiful!

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  34. Sigh ... blue hues and lots of crisp white space ... how blissful, Joyce ... gorgeous card! How proud you must be of your daughter! Your cascade of blooms is so dramatic ... stunning colouring, those blooms really pop against the black! Delighted to have you play along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  35. It always amazes me, the effect that prisma pencils have on black cardstock - these flowers look amazing Joyce. And such a beautiful ombre effect created on the first!

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  36. Two really gorgeous cards, Joyce! I love how you created an ombre effect with your sentiment, and your coloring with the black background on the 2nd card is STUNNING!

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  37. That black floral card is quite stunning. The hello card is neat too, great job with the ombre streaks!

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  38. Love your ombre background. Super card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  39. Wonderful cards! Your colouring on the second one is fantastic! Great take on my card. :-)

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  40. Beautiful pair of cards! Love the Copic ombré and your pearly embossed flowers and colours are gorgeous!

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  41. FAB case of Kim's card. Love the silver embossing on black and the vibrant colours. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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