Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Happy Birthday Friend

I made a card yesterday afternoon and I have to admit it is different from what I normally make and I sort of struggled with it, after quite a few attempts I finally settled on the card below - still not sure of it!

It is difficult to see in the photo but I used an embossing tool to raise the centers of the open circles as well as created an embossed border around the title.

I think what it is with this card is that I tried to combine challenges and every challenge I added to it - it became harder to make! The first challenge is Annabelle Stamps blog - and that was to make a card with one layer, then I added the challenge from Card Positioning Systems which is a sketch so that complicated but challenged me! then I decided oh what the heck lets go for a colour challenge from Jay Gees Nook blog - photo inspiration and I chose the colours of purple and white, so by now I was really streeeeeeeeeeeeeetching my brain to create and then I thought okay one more challenge! ... nice and easy for Birthday Sundaes - a birthday card!!!
LOL I am a stickler for creative punishment!
materials - White cardstock; Annabelle Stamps - Background by Design 2, Party Animals 1 and Stemmed flowers stamps; Versa Color violet, heliotrope inks; Embossing tool.
Thanks for looking.

12 comments:

Jennie said...

Lovely card! Great job on the CPS sketch and thanks for playing along this week :)

Sue W said...

Hi Janet, so good to see another card from you this week at ABS. Love how you used your background set to created a beautiful one layer card....the embossing is clear,very clever, as it adds extra dimension !

Jay Gee said...

The embossing certainly does add lots of interest and dimension to your card Janet. I think you did a great job of combining the challenges, lovely card. Thanks for joining us again at Jay Gee's :)

Rae Barthel said...

oh, i like what you did here, bravo!! great take on this week's CPS sketch, thanks for playing along!!

Sue Kohler said...

this is another gorgeous creation Janet!! I am loving all the purple, the way you have used the BBD set is simply stunning!
Thanks for playing along with us for another week! :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

You did a great job combining challenges... this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Gorgeous card Janet! My hat off to you as I find it very hard to combine challenges lol!
Thanks for sharing with us this week :)
Andrea

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh, I LOVE the gorgeous white/purple color combo! It is a fabulous Birthday Card! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again next week!
Amber

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So pretty! Love how it's just one layer!

Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes! :)

Sue said...

I love your card. Before I entered your blog post, I thought how beautiful. You did a great job with the challenges. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.

Kristie said...

Awesome one layer card!! Love the purple/white color combo and what a sweet friend birthday sentiment. Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

Ange Kelly said...

An amazing one layer card! thanks for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange