Monday, December 5, 2011

Whimsical Birthday

Happy Birthday! Well, OK, maybe it's not your birthday, but it is a birthday card! So let's take a look...

This card was inspired by one by Suzanne Russell at Beauty and Blessings.  Oh heck, let's be honest, it's darn near an exact copy--why mess with perfection, right?  Anyway, you really should check out her blog.  She's so inspiring! You can hardly tell from this picture, but the actual colors "we" used are pale aqua, avocado green and kraft. How is it that colors can turn SO weird at times?  Oh well, on to the card. 

I cut two rectangles each from the aqua and green, stamped the leaves (green on the aqua, white embossed on the avocado). The flowers were die cut from aqua and white, then stamped and popped on dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped then white embossed. I just love the crisp white that you get with white embossing.  A bit of pearl from a Viva pen on the flower centers finishes them off.

I scored the kraft layer to fit the rectangles, then adhered the retangles. A white pigment pen from Ranger was used to doodle stitching around each rectangle.  Kind of adds to the whimsical feel, don't you think?  Anyway, the whole panel was then adhered to a white card base and another birthday card can be added to the stash! I don't know about you, but birthdays have a way of slipping up on me unprepared, so it's nice to have at least a couple I can use when life gets in the way of creative time. Know what I mean?

Hope you have a great day and get some time to get inky.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kathy! What a gorgeous card, I love it! I know what you mean by colors changing when we take photos, my reds turn out strange sometimes. Have a blessed day! Jan