Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Birthday wishes

It sure turned out to be a wet miserable afternoon today ... perfect to be in the craft room! I made this card following the sketch from Card Patterns #123. The colours are from Birthday Sundaes (orange, green and white), the theme comes from Magic in the air with cupcakes - birthday card. Paper Sundaes had the challenge of paper piecing and I love this technique so I pieced Birgittas' dress and a similar challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles which was use your scissors - ie. fussy cut and I loooooooooooooove fussy cutting so I fussy cut the Birgitta and stone wall image.

the flower ensemble is made up of cuttlebug flower dies - I die cut the XL, large and medium size flowers, stamped the title on the medium flower and then used a broad embossing tool on the front of each flower and rubbed it in a circular motion so it begins to curl up and secured all 3 together using foam tape.

I love this colour combo and I have to admit the papers I used are incredibly old!

materials - Bazzill white cardstock; Cloud 9 Design 'resort' papers; CC Designs 'cute Birgitta', 'stone wall', Annabelle stamps 'party animals 1' (title), Sassafras Lass 'stitched borders' stamps; Stazon jet black ink; Marvy pens - blender 0, orche 13, pale orange 16, dark brown 18, leaf green 48, yellow green 52, butterscotch 83; orange trim; cuttlebug flower dies.
Thanks for looking.


Jay Gee said...

Sweet image and gorgeous card Janet :)

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

beautiful image and wonderful cut-work. Love the flower accent too. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles. =)

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wannabcre8tive said...

This is so beautiful and your coloring is so amazing. Thanks for joining us at Magic in the Air-Paper cupcakes.

Sonia said...

Adorable image!.. Totally Gorgeous card! love the flower detail, cool idea.
Thanks for joining us at THERE'S MAGIC in the AIR - Paper Cupcakes this week. Good Luck!

Elise said...

Fun, fun, SUPER fun! Terrific use of the "fussy cute!" {Soooo SATISFYING!} Love your expert color skills and FABULOUS use of old {!} paper! So glad you were inspired by the Card Patterns sketch this week! Thanks for playing with us!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Janet

Great card and cut out so beautifully super cute image too.

Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Faye said...

What a super creation! The dungarees look fab paper pieced. Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week. x

Sue said...

Beautiful job. I love all of your fussy cutting. It was worth it. The flower with the sentiment is great. I love it. I may be borrowing that idea. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

whoistracy said...

This is just adorable Janet! Love the bright colors you used. So glad you could join us on Card Patterns this week!

Kristii said...

Soooooo cute!! I love the sweet little image and the colors are perfect!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Patterns this week!!!

Miss Sue said...

Beautiful job coloring. Love your blog background...wink! wink! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.