Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Birthday wishes .....

.... Hi all - it's been another gorgeous day here in Northville and it looks like staying for a while.  I've made a birthday card for one of my friends in the UK.  I was having a really hard time thinking what to make - my mojo seems to have decided to take a holiday all of its own!!!  However, when I saw the colours from this week's Colour Q - cQc154 challenge I knew what I wanted to do.  I used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC114 (designed by Anya Schrier) for the layout.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Asian Garden
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Bravo Burgundy, So Saffron, Calypso Carol (substitute for Cameo Coral)
Spellbinders:  Lacey Circles (S4-293) #5
Accessories:  SU Ribbon (Old Olive); Dreamweaver Stencil LL3024, Card from stash

I really like this set, but for some reason don't use it very often, however it goes perfectly with this big sakura stencil.  I used So Saffron for the background pattern and wrapped ribbon around it before attaching to the card base.  I ran both the stencil and Spellbinder die through my bug and while the stencil was in place I inked the centre of the flower and used coral round the edge.  Next I stamped lots of little sakura flowers and cut them out.  I finished off with a simple birthday sentiment.



That's all for now.  See you soon.

19 comments:

Marybeth said...

Ohhh so pretty! Wow, you sure had to cut a lot of flowers. Looks like you have lots of mojo! Beautiful!, Deborah.

Buffy said...

Beautiful card Debs. Love the tiny flowers
Hugs Buf xx

Jen said...

What a gorgeous take on the challenge! All those little flowers are spectacular and to think they are all hand-cut. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, Deborah! Looks like we had the same idea with the flowers!! Just saw that now... Your card is beautiful!

Carla said...

your card is beautiful!!!!!!! very lovely colors too. Love from Holland.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is absolutely WONDERFUL Deborah! Love everything from your embossed center, and pretty flowers to the beautiful background!
Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC, hugs, Karin

Ardyth said...

Love what you did with that big stencil - it's just gorgeous!

Ruth S said...

Wow - gorgeous card Deborah! I love that sakura design and it's perfect for this WMS sketch ;)
Your pal is sure to love it, Rx

Tracey McNeely said...

So gorgeous Deborah, so much detail. Thank you for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Lynne said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Deborah. Love the colours.
Lynne xxx

Vickie Z said...

Love the stencil!!! All those flowers fussy cut...they look wonderful! Fabulous use of the colors!

Renee said...

That stencil is perfect with this!!
And all those fussy cut blooms...
a fabulous take on this week's sketch Deborah!! :)

Jeanne J said...

You nailed this Deborah! Love the giant sakura and how it perfectly matches the bitty fussy cut ones! Bet that was a big project - hope your daughter helped! So worth the time and effort this is simply stunning!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice work D... love all that inking!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW! That embossed image is PERFECT with the little blooms from Asian Gardens! All of that fussy cutting makes me want to give you a round of applause right here at my computer desk...so amazing, Deborah!

Teresa Kline said...

this is stunning, I luv those flowers! be sure to stop by my blog and enter the giveaway
http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2012/09/verve-diva-dare-and-giveaway.html

hope you have a wonderful weekend!

enjoy *~*

Savitri said...

This is just BEUTIFUL!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Deborah, I love all the sweet flowers! so happy you could join us this week and share your card.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

WOW, this is super gorgeous Deborah! You should get a gold medal for cutting out all those flowers! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ!

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