Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Too Many Jelly Beans...

Hello! :) 

Today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend's birthday. It was lots of fun! Although coloring the jelly beans took forever - I kept missing some and had to go back and color more even after I thought I was already done. I love the stamp though.. So cute! 

It is an easel card, but here is the picture of how just the front looks:

I used a sketch from Willow Sketchie for the layout and the photo from Peachy Keen stamps as inspiration for the colors. At first, I had some trouble figuring out how to incorporate the dark violet color from the photo, but then it all came together with the beautiful Hanko paper with flowers and the dark purple crinkle ribbon. :D

Aaaand here it is propped up like an easel: 
(I just realized that I should have taken this picture from an angle... Next time!)

I put Diamond glaze over the jar so that it looks like it's made of glass. It's such a large surface for putting a layer of Diamond glaze over it! I was really worried that I'd get bubbles or it wouldn't be even, but it came out nice. :) 

Finally, the inside of the card has been decorated with some ColorBox Chalk inks in shades of purple. I also put in a white space in the middle for the text to go there. The yellow strip is mounted with a thick double-sided tape so that it can hold up the front of the card like an easel. :)

That's it. :) Thank you for stopping by! And Happy Valentine's day to all. :)

Also, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Products I used:
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - Sweet sensation
  • Inks: Memories - black; ColorBox Chalk - pink pastel, warm violet
  • Stickles: orange peel, purple
  • Diamond glaze
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Hanko paper (the one with purple flowers)
  • Crinkle ribbon


  1. Oh just love it, fab bright colours & oh what a sweet HM image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Adorable Xushenka! You did an amazing coloring job on those jelly beans. :-) Great job! Hugs!

  3. Awww...how cute! Love your colors! I'm SOOOO glad you joined us this week at Peachy Keen!!!


  4. A beautiful card, beautifully created. THanks for sharing at willow sketchie this week and I do hope you will join us again tomorrow.

    Kelly x

  5. Oh My Gosh...Super cute!! I love everything about your card!!

  6. He he what a fun image and love the vibrancy of your colouring.The jar looks fab too.Great card.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  7. This is gorgeous, I love those vibrant Jelly Beans and your ribbon.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  8. Ah what a brilliant card, Mmmm I was gong to say you can never have too many jellybeans but the wee mouse looks like he has!! Thanks for playing along on Willow Sketchie this week, Love Hazelxox

  9. love it, great image :) love how you made it look like glass, I've done that on lrg surfaces to with glossy accents and depending on the paper it either came out fine or it warped the paper. :) I love easle cards

  10. How cute!! How funny the mouse!! I love the glaze, is such a nice touch!
    Thanks for Playing with us @ PKS!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/


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