Thursday, August 25, 2022

Just a 'Tini Bit Older!

 Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. 
I haven't felt or slept well this week, but finishing this card sure has brightened my spirits. I began it wondering how and if the colors and patterns would come together, but I am so pleased by the end result.
Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC227 was my map for layout and design, but not strictly. First, I flipped the sketch vertically so the drink would not be competing with the sentiment. Then, I decided not to use an oval and line the sentiment up in the corner of sketch elements 2 and 4. 
6x6" aqua card base and mats is Color Mates. The yellow mat is KI Memories card. The pink strip is white Springhill Digital colored with a Promarker. The blue scalloped edging was border-punched on a stash scrap. The 3 designer paper patterns are from Honey Bee's 6x6 Tie Dye collection. The MFT sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat-embossed with white powder. The border sentiment  die (placed sideways) is cut from the designer paper, smooshed with Versamark and heat-embossed with clear powder. The focal image (isn't she gorgeous?) is My Besties Besties For All Seasons Doll 10 black and white digi stamp. She is colored with Promarkers and Sakura StarDust glitter gel pens. I added 3 flat sequins (pineapple and flamingos) at the end on a whim because she looks to me like she's standing like a flamingo, lol. 
The back has a yellow card mat like the front and a stamped and punched siggie inked with Angel Pink Memento ink.
Two close-ups to show the glittery gel-penning and the heat-embossed sentiment shine.
And final view.
But since it's Thursday, that's not all! Time to share some food for Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date.
I'm sharing a dinner plate from last night: Korean Sweet n Spicy Beef and rice with Spring Rolls and Sweet Chili Sauce.
And for dessert: Mandarin Orange Fluff! We added walnuts and toasted coconut to the recipe.
Definitely a delicious dinner!
Thanks for the visit and stay well. XXO

I was inspired by the colors, drinks and the girl is standing like a flamingo
I made a square shaped 6x6 card
My focal image girl is drinking a sweet pink martini and I added a pineapple flat sequin
Colour Palette - I used all the colors
Tic Tac Toe - I chose Middle Row Across: PP, Stamp, Something Shiny
These colors make me swoon! 😍
Card made for a girlfriend
3 flat sequins and 3 designer paper patterns


Alyson Mayo said...

The lovely bright colours in this card are enough to make anyone feel better! I'm glad it did brighten your spirits to work on it. It's very cute. "Just a little older"... seems every passing year now feels like 5-10 years!

Diane said...

Well she certainly is a cutie pie, great card design too! Thank you for joining our fun challenge at Four Seasons!
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Beth Norman-Roberts said...

A darling card. I agree that the flip of the sketch was a good idea. Esquisitely coloured. Everything is so well coordinated by colour. Whoever gets this card is one lucky lady!

Chana Malkah said...

Lovely card! I love the bright colors and beautifully blended background!
Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
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My name is Erika. said...

This lady is bound to make anyone feel great. Just the colors are amazing, never mind this cute girl. And your dinner looks yummy. I'm hungry right now and even more so after seeing your meal. Time to go make dinner I guess. Have a great weekend Aimeslee. hugs-Erika

Pamela said...

the 3 designer paper you used are such a clever way to jazz up your card, thank you for playing with us at C4Galz

Cardsbymaaike said...

Such a cutie on your card. Fabulous make and dinner by the looks of it. Thank you for playing at the AAA Birthday Card CHallenges.

Donna Walls said...

Gorgeous card and fun sketch! I love the coloring and of course the food, looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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Andrea @ From The Sol said...

The card is adorable, Aimeslee, and perky and perfect for a young lady. I am forever impressed with your knowledge of your craft and your creative use of it. As for the Korean dinner ... I would love to join you. I know it is good and maybe a little spicy? And the Fluff, talk to me ... it is made how? Loved all of your post today ... Hope all is well with you :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

Rose Andrew said...

Love the fun bright colours - lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at My Bestie Aussie Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Jane said...

Funky and fun. And extreme use of colour, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Majda said...

What fun and how incredibly beautiful! Lovely and inspiring works.
Thanks for sharing with us at Vesela hiška :)
Hugs, Majda DT

Debbie said...

Fun card!
Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Galz
Debbie - C4G DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

AndreaNorris said...

Gorgeous and girly, love the bright colours!
Thanks for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge this time
Andrea x

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful colors on this one too! Great card and layout.

Ilonka said...

Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the The My Besties Aussies Challenge Blog.
Hugs Ilonka DT

yvonne 3D said...

I just love this card such a happy card in amazing colors...Thank you for join the challenge at My Besties Dutch Girls DT...YvonneXX

Chana Malkah said...

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Catie Cuddles said...

Super bright and cheerful cards.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Birthday challenge blog.
Happy crafting! Catherine x DT

Valerija said...

Wonderful card. Love the colours.
Thank you for playing with us at Vesela hiška.
Valerija DT

Lidia R. said...

Hola amiga! Me parece muy divertida tu colorida tarjeta :) :)
Gracias por acompañarnos en los retos de My Besties Spanish este mes.
Que tengas una semana muy bendecida.
Lidia R. Dt Coordinator at

Kate Deignan said...

Wow! Thanks for entering the challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

Such a cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

FinArt said...

Verry happy colorful card. Thank you for playing with us at Vesela hiška. Janja DT

Helen said...

A great bright and cheerful card.

Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

Helen x