Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pure Innocence Birthday

Today I have a card which is a little different for me, but I really love the end result. I stumbled upon this absolutely gorgeous site here and fell in love with the sweet images. These illustrations remind me so much of books that I used to read as a child and I love their innocent whimsical style. I noticed that the designer often leaves the people black and white with a little shading and instantly I thought how much fun would it be to do this with my Pure Innocence stamps as they have such a cute whimsical style also. So here is my card:

I used some Kraft card for my base with Sweet Blush as my mat layer. I stamped my Pure Innocence - Basket of Eggs image on Vintage Cream cardstock in Memento ink and then used my C1 and C5 marker to add some shading on the girl and at her feet. I found a pretty flower stamp from AnnaBelle Stamps Backgrounds By Design 1 and stamped some flowers at her feet. I then stamped some more of the flowers and cut them out, covering up the eggs in the basket and layering them on the ground. A pop of colour was added by colouring the flowers in R81/R83 Copic Markers as well as the clip in her hair.

The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped in Memento Ink and then I added some sweet blush butterflies with a paper pierced trail. To finish off the front (and its hard to see), I used my Clear Atyou Spica glitter pen to colour over the butterflies and flowers. On the inside of the card I stamped some more of the flowers, adding some cut flowers also. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Ink.

I really enjoyed creating this card and will be doing some more when I increase my Pure Innocence stamp collection! I'll be back with more in the next day or so and don't forget the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenges will be starting up this Friday 4th March so stay tuned!
Stamps: Pure Innocence Basket of Eggs (MFT); Backgrounds By Design 1 (AnnaBelle Stamps);Inside & Out Birthday (PTI)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copic markers - C1,C5, R83,R85; Clear Atyou Spica glitter pen; paper piercer; Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Kerry, this is AWESOME!!!! I loooooove it all, the shading is brilliant, the flowers are stunning, think I may need to CASE this gem! :)

  2. Absolutely sublime!!! You are very talented, Kerry.

  3. This is sooo very pretty and innocent, I really love it.

  4. Kerry this so darn CUTE!! I love how you've done the shading on that little girl. Please don't make me buy more stamps! lol


  5. Oh my this is brilliant... I love her done in black and white.. Fabulous shading!! Cute cute!!

  6. This is gorgeous Kerry! Just perfect shading!