Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Birthday card

We have tons of birthdays in our family this week. One last Friday and then Sunday, two on Monday, one on Wednesday and last one on Thursday. Craziness. Glad I sent their cards out last week. Here's a birthday card I made over the weekend. It will be perfect for a niece or step mom in March.
 I guess I could give it to a dude but I think a chick would like it more. For this card I stamped the background of the top diecut, heat embossed it and then instead of inking it I colored it with Copic markers. Then I went back and inked the edges with a blending tool. It gives it a different look. Almost metallic looking. One thing that irritates me is that gold glitter embossing powder is hit or miss. This time was a miss and it just didn't set well when I used the heat gun on it. The closer I got to the image the paper started to turn colors. I used it on a layout earlier in the day and it worked perfectly. I loved the way that image turned out but this sentiment could have been better. Oh well, what's done is done.
A few supplies the patterned paper is by Scenic Route (so miss that company), Die cuts by Spellbinders, the background stamp is by Hero Arts, sentiment stamp by The Paper Co, brad by Making Memories, ink by Versa Mark and Ranger and both embossing powders by Stampendous.
This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's crafts (MON)-flowers
Kaboodle doodles (MON)-Breaking tradition
KB Challenges (MON)-Glitter
Lexi's Creations (MON)-Flowers
2 sisters challenge blog (SAT)-Embossing
Crazy4challenges (SAT)-Use dies
Little Claire (SAT)-Anything Goes
One stop craft challenge (SAT)-Birthday card
Card Making Mamas (FRI)-Birthday card
Mami Doodles (FRI)- Flower card
Guylou's challenge (FRI)-Anything goes
If the shoe fits (FRI)-Birthday
Fairy Knoll (FRI)-Birthday
Tellen's Place (FRI)-Birthday
Thanks for stopping by:)


  1. Hi Cindy. I love the simplicity of this design, but it is very effective with your beautiful papers and colour combination. Your flower is stunning and is the perfect finishing touch. Love it. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Love Sandra xx

  2. Fabulous card Cindy! I hate when birthdays all come at once lol!!


  3. So pretty! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's!

  4. Very pretty card, Cindy!

    Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our "Happy Birthday" Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  5. What lovely papers and die cut with the flowers - really nice. Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Birthday" challenge. :~)

  6. Wow LOVE the effect you did on that top die cut. Awesome look.. Great card over all. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at Guylou's!!!

  7. Hi,

    Really really pretty card, love the flower. Thank you for joining us at Little Claire.

    missyb x

  8. The simplicity of your card and the flowers make is very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  9. oh this is soo pretty! my fav thing (flowers)

  10. Very pretty card. We are our own worst critics and what you consider "wrong" will probably never be noticed. I can't see anything wrong.
    Thank you for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back again soon

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tellen's Place :D

  12. lovely card! thnx for playing with us at cmm!!

  13. gorgeous flowers! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  14. Beautiful card and lovely colours. Thanks for playing along at the Little Claire's challenge.

    Sharon x

  15. Very nice! Thanks for playing with Card Makin mamas!


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