Sunday, 22 May 2011

CR84FN29 .....

... it's that time again!!  And the colours for this week's CR84FN are soft, subtle and fabulous!!  Plum, light plum and kraft - gorgeous.  I have to say that I loved last week's colours and it brought forth lots of wonderfully bright, cheerful and summery cards - thanks ladies - I really enjoyed looking at all your cards.



Our inspiration photos for the graphic are courtesy of Martha Stewart - don't you just love that cake!!!

This week's card is for one of my best friends - Heather - she celebrates her birthday on 27th May.  And I couldn't think of a more appropriate colour palette for her! 

I decided to make the sentiment the main feature of my card and used Spellbinders Labels 20 to die cut a bit of white card.  I coloured this with milled lavender and dusky concord and then I stamped a huge "Happy Birthday" greeting in dusky concord.  I embossed the greeting for some shine.  I made a mat for the sentiment using the die which I used to cut out the top layer.  This time I drew around the outside of the die and cut out the mat which gives a smaller border than the next size die!!  I made my own backing paper using the same colours and my favourite rose stamps.  I added some ribbon and used dimensional tape to mount the sentiment.




Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom, Say It Loud
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Miller Lavender, Dusky Concord, Peeled Paint
Spellbinders:  Labels 20 (S5-026) die #4
Accessories:  Card, ribbon and embossing powder from stash


I've been staging my cards a bit recently and quite enjoying it - this time I've put a small teddy in the photo - the teddy is purple and called Buffy (from the TV series, but also the name of another good friend).  I've also taken a photo of the inside of the card - I randomly stamped the roses and added a simple sentiment - along with a very sweet rose bud and leaf.  I've not taken a photo of the envelope, but that's been decorated too!!

Now for more inspiration using these terrific colours go and check out the Design Teams' blogs - we've great cards to share with you. 

Lin - Guest Designer for May

That's all for today - while you're reading this - I will be enjoying the last day of The Acoustic Festival of Britain.  See you tomorrow.

20 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

This is lovely Deborah, your friend will adore it! I particularly like the decorated inside, and the sentiment is beautiful too.

Paula said...

I can see the envelope in the teddy photo...... lovely idea to decorate it with the inside matching the way you have & I love the way you've used those Distress Inks.
Paula (PEP)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love how you colored the sentiment panel. I've never thought of that! Great idea! Pretty!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a beautiful card Deb! The Rose bloom background looks awesome and love the stenciled label!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely birthday card, Deb! Your stamped background is beautiful and so is your sentiment label!

Stella said...

Gorgeous!! I love the background stamping and that label is chic but also stunning!

Craftilicious said...

It's a beautiful card and a really lovely colour combo this week too. :-)

Andrea M said...

What an awesome CAS card Deb!!! Love the stamped background and the sentiment label!! It's purplicious!!! Great job!

LaurieJ said...

Your card is so lovely! You did such a wonderful job with the sentiment.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, love the beautiful BG paper you created with the roses!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful sponging on your sentiment. Lovely background pattern. Lovely Card.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your sponging and those FAB roses! LOVE the nestie sentiment! FAB card, Deb!

lynn said...

such a pretty card-inside and out!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful, Deb! I love the purple sponging on your SB die. :)

Ginny said...

Very pretty card. The sponging is great-looks like air brushing. Very nice effect.

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful, love your stamped background, such a lovely stamp.xxxx

Shannon White said...

Just Beautiful! I love your Stamped BG, so Pretty! 8-)

joy said...

Beautiful stamping and shading that highlights your image! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Daniela said...

Beautiful card!

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