Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Still doing birthday cards



I am still working at the huge list of birthday cards for my hubby. One by one I am getting them done. It is sad that I can't just do a stack of the same thing. I get bored when I have to mass produce them. This one turned out really pretty. I started with a sahara sand base (5 1/4" x 5 1/4"). At the top I stamped my lined bg stamp with sahara sand and then the swirl from priceless in white craft ink. I layered cool caribbean with designer paper and used my sewing machine to do the stitching. I used my create-a-cut for the scallops on the pink piece of designer paper. I sanded the edges and then distressed the edges of all of these with my scissors. The oval piece was cut with my nestabilites scallop oval die and my cuttlebug. I water colored the flowers with pretty in pink and regal rose. After it all dried I sponged with soft sky. I added highlights to the flowers with my white signo gel pen and then added stardust stickles to just parts of the flowers. The small circle was cut out with a circle punch and is stamped in cool caribbean and the set is sweet celebrations. The words birthday wishes is from Papertrey ink's mixed message set. The ribbon is Stampin'Up!'s Kraft taffeta ribbon. This one turned out so soft and pretty. I am not usually one to do the pastel colors and I loved working on this one.

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

I love your sponging techniques - it really makes the card just pop out at you!! I am like you, I hate making more than one card alike - it is so tedious - much more fun to create a different one each time!!

Rosella said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the techniques and details you added to it.

JazzyH said...

I love the colors.

Michelle said...

Great card! The flower image looks so soft with the sponged ink around it. Very pretty!

Stampin' Meg said...

Nope this one is not "really pretty" nope- It's GORGEOUS!

Kerry J. said...

Gorgeous!! Love the sponging around the flowers - such a nice touch - do you use the SU sponges?

Gina said...

Love your card! Love the sponging!

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