Friday, 19 April 2013

Wishing you a Happy Birthday .....

... Good morning.  Where has this week gone?  I've a birthday card to share with you today - I've used a couple of challenges to make it:


Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Raining Flowers, Wacky Wishes (Hostess), Stacks of Wishes (Hostess)
Inks: SU - Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Dies: My Favourite Things - Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX
Accessories: SU Design Paper - Baja Breeze; SU Card - Baja Breeze; SU Marker - Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry; White Lustre card; Gem


I love the colours on this week's Paper Players challenge - so sad that Baja Breeze is being retired!  And it's the sketch just lovely - I can see this one coming out again and again.  I have also taken inspiration for my card from Deanna's lovely card.  I used the Jumbo Fishtail dies to cut the two banners - one in a pretty pattern and one plain on which I stamped the birthday sentiment.  I got my Raining Flowers set last week and am really pleased that I got it - such a pretty set.  I stamped the central flower three times - twice in Rich Razzleberry and once in Island Indigo, cut out the layers and then built up the flower with dimensional tape.  I love the explosion of flowers across the top of the banners.  For the sentiment I used my marker pens to colour the letters individually and after stamping I went over the letters to increase the depth of colour.


For the inside - I went a little mad!  I cut a mat layer of Baja Breeze and a white panel on which I stamped some more of the flowers from Raining Flowers and finished with a fun sentiment.

I posted this card last Monday as my friend has her birthday this week and I wanted to make sure it got to her on time.  I'm terrible at getting cards off on time.

That's all for now - see you soon.

14 comments:

Sue W said...

Great card Deborah, love these colours!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great use of that sketch Deborah - and those fab colours! I really like the way you decorated the inside of the card too. Have a lovely weekend! Vicky x

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Deborah! Love the colors and the beautiful flowers with the rhinestones! Hugs

Renee said...

What a beautiful card Deborah...
this is one fabulous sketch...
I love it!
And those colors are perfect with those gorgeous blooms...
your friend will love this beauty!

Amy O said...

What a pretty card! I love the flowers and all of the white. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Deborah and just love the colours..like how you have 3D your flowers

Anne

Gisela said...

AWESOME CARD!!! You played so well with the colors, great inspiration.

Kim Heggins said...

Such a lovely birthday card!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty....love that sketch, too! I am sure your friend loved it as well! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very pretty card - love the unexpected colour combo! The position of the leaves really adds a 'natural' quality to the card - really feels like they are growing in all directions!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Holy Toledo, Deborah, this is like a beautiful necklace! Just breathtakingly, achingly beautiful!!

Beverley said...

Stunning card, love the pastel shades & how you've used the sketch. Hugs Bev x

Jeanne J said...

This is beautiful Deborah! I love the flowers and the gorgeous leaves. That bit of bling caught my eye too - just enough to keep the focus on your lovely stamping!

Justin said...

Beautiful! That sentiment goes perfectly with the flowers! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players!

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