I began by stamping the MFT Don't Open Until image on Copic Blending paper, then colored with a variety of Copics (didn't make a list, oops!) and cut with my new Nesties - first with classic squares large (largest size), then a coordinating scalloped square large (again largest size), and adhered them together. I used yellow glitter glue to shine up the yellow stripes in the package and cotton candy Stickles on her hair barrette and buttons. I covered the orange bow with clear Glossy Accents so it has a really nice shine on it, which I couldn't get a decent photo of to save my soul. Next I embossed DP with the Happy Birthday folder, and inked it with Broken China Distress Ink. This was adhered to a panel of DP inked with Rusty Hinge. I took 2 strips of lace and attached these to a strip of coordinating DP, added a button (put on with glitter glue so it shines through the holes), and popped that up with dimensional squares. Then, the image panel was added to the strip on more foam squares so it really stands out. Lastly, I added some colored bling above and below the embossed strips.
You can see how rubbing the distress ink over the embossing really makes the Happy Birthday pattern start to pop. Unfortunately, most of it is hidden under the image! I also made him an incredibly yummy Chocolate Cake with the most amazing frosting ever, and I would have taken a picture of that too but
Cardstock: Paper Recollections: white cardstock
Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Boardwalk Pool Side (back), Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Summertime "Pinwheels" #SS1012, Echo Park Paper Co. Life is Good "Happy Borders" (back), #LG3012
Ink: Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink in Broken China and Rusty Hinge
Stamps: My Favorite Things: Don't Open Until
Embellishments: Lace from stash, Dress it Up Oopsy Daisy button, Me & My Big Ideas: Icons Rhinestones Singles Y/O/R, Studio G Glitter glue in yellow and magenta, Ranger Stickles in Cotton CandyBasic Supplies: Fiskars Guillotine Mini Trimmer, Tonic Scissors, Dimensional Foam Squares, Glue Glider Pro, Cuttlebug, Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Classic Squares Large and Scalloped Squares Large
Bugaboo Stamps: Anything Goes