Sunday, 4 December 2011

CR84FN44 - birthday greetings ....

... this is the last of my scheduled posts.  It's time for the new CR84FN colour challenge - CR84FN44 - and Mona's picked the most gorgeous colours - light, bright and so pretty.  The photos are courtesy of Lesley from A Creative Mint.  The challenge runs for one week and will be our last one before our Christmas break.  We'll be back again in the New Year with more colour challenges!


I've made a birthday card for my friend Cheryl - at the time of writing this post, we have arranged to meet, probably in Jackson, Michigan, for lunch.  I met Cheryl when we were 11 years old - a while ago!! :)  We have corresponded for years and the last time we actually met face to face was about 10 years ago - so it'll be a special treat to see her.  Cheryl's birthday is just before Christmas and I'll get to give this to her at our lunch.


I've made a really pretty, feminine card.  I started with a plain white card base onto which I sprayed a very, very light spritz of Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Lagoon and then stamped some lovely flourishes in pale pink.  I started off by stamping some text in Versamark and heat embossing with clear powder onto white card, I used the largest Labels 20 die to cut out the shape and removed it from the die.  Then I added pink and coral inks to the card, blending the colours carefully.  I used my nesties to cut out the lotus pendent in aqua, cut it in half and attached each half to the back of the large label.  I stamped the lovely flowers on white card, embossed with silver and then used the out-of-the-box technique to cut out the image.  I added a touch of colour to the edge of the stamped image.  I stamped the image twice more and used my aqua pen to paint the flowers and leaves.  To get the thin aqua mat, I used the same die as the one that cut out the flower image, attached it to some card and used my scalpel to cut around the outside of the die.  It is a really good way of getting a small mat.  Finally, I cut out the flowers and leaves and decoupaged them onto the image.  I do hope that Cheryl likes her card.

Stamps: Personal Impressions - Dawn Bibby Daisy DB196; Stampin' Up! - En Francais; Waltzingmouse - Flourishes - Scallops & Dots
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Spellbinders:  Lotus Pendant (S4-269), Labels Twenty (S5-026) # 3 & 5
Accessories:  Silver embossing powder; Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Aqua Lagoon; Card from stash

For more inspiration check out the cards from our Guest Designer, Mackie and the Design Team:


That's all for now.  I'll be back soon.

18 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful Deb. I love the flowers. How nice you will get to see your friend again after so long. Enjoy your time together.

BTW...I got your Thanksgiving card and it was beautiful. Thank you so much for thinking of me. :)
Hugs~

Kim S said...

Such pretty colors! I love all the layers and special touches!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Deb! What a gorgeous card! So elegant looking! Love the big text label and the pretty doily peeking out from behind!

Stella said...

Your card is gorgeous; it's good to be here again.

And once you're back home there will be something in the mail waiting for you ( little surprise hee hee)
XX

Stella said...

Oops almost forgotten; I hope you had a wonderful time with your friend!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I know your friend will love this very pretty card! I hope you two have a marvelous time!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely card, Deb! Love your layers and wonderful coloring! I hope you had a great time reuniting with your friend!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the background diecut it is a lovely detail.

Vicky Hayes said...

How lovely that you'll get to meet up with your friend after so long! Hope you have a great time. She will love this pretty, feminine card I'm sure.

Andrea M said...

Deb! This is so pretty! WOW! Love that focal point - so elegant! Great take on the challenge colors girl!

Lisa said...

Very elegant Deborah! Love the way you've used all of the layered dies.

Mynnette said...

Oh, Deborah, this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the layers of spellbinders! And the shimmer spritz is perfect! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, did you give this card to your friend yet? She will be over the moon! LOVE the flourishes in the background and that focal point is just FAB! Your flowers are so pretty too!

Marie said...

Utterly stunning! This card is gorgeous. Love the new look of your blog. Fortunately jet lag doesn't last long, hopefully you will get back on UK time soon.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BD card, I'm sure Cheryl will love it!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the turquoise and red and those lovely layers!

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card, deb!! i bet your friend was just thrilled to receive it!

igła i nitka said...

I just love these cut shapes! The flowers in the middle are so sweet:)

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