Friday 21 March 2014

Birthday card ....

.... Good afternoon!  I do hope you're all having a good day - I've had fun playing in my craft room making cards for various design team challenges and this very clean, simple and, I think, elegant, birthday card.

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Funky Feathers, Big Day - Today
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum; Memento - Danube Blue
Dies: WMS Dies - Funky Feathers
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Masking paper; Baker's Twine

I used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#284; they are just gorgeous and so rich.  The theme for birthday cards is from Card Concept - CC#6 and the technique of stencilling from this week's Less is More - LIM#163 challenge.  I die cut a couple of feathers from masking paper, attached them to the card and simply sponged colour off the stencil onto the card.  Then I inked up this pretty feather in three colours, cut it out with the matching die, added some twine and adhered it to the card with dimensional tape.  I finished with a clean, simple birthday sentiment, which is straight despite the photo!!  I've left the inside blank.

I've been taking part in the Clean & Simple Card Making.  The emphasis is on one-layer cards with lots of techniques.  This is not quite one layer, but it is very clean and simple.  I'm really pleased how it turned out.

On Wednesday I mentioned warmer temperatures and melting snow.  Today has been gorgeous, not quite as warm as Wednesday, but much brighter and the snow is still melting.

Front Yard - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Front Yard 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I can see grass (albeit a bit brown still) and my plants are finally appearing from under the snow!  That's all for now.  Do drop by tomorrow for our new challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Waltzingmouse Fanatics!  See you soon.



Stamps and Paper said...

Love the sponging on your card Deborah and your colours.
Fingers crossed warmer weather us on its way


*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is so beautiful!! I love your take on the colors and lovely masked effect from your feathers! Have a great weekend! HUGS :)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a very elegant card Deborah! Glad to see things are warming up for you now. I think the cold weather has snuck across the pond to pinch our noses here! Vicky x

Anne said...

Oh wow, what a clever idea, fab card Deb
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
(Guest commenter LIM)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love those sponged negatives behind the feather! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Broni said...

What a great use of the sponging technique! I love your feather and the other two "implied" ones!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Geri said...

Be still my clean & simple loving beating heart! Beautiful colors, awesome design, and fabulous inking! I love how you snuggled the sentiment in the absolute perfect spot!

Here in Manitoba, we still have 5 foot high snow banks in our back yard and it has been freezing cold!

Thanks for sharing your card and pics with us - it is so nice to see some greenery peaking out from beneath its winter blanket!

Hope you can join us for the next Card Concept Challenge :)
at the Card Concept Challenge!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my...what a beautiful CAS design!!! Love the feather design and you have used the colors perfectly!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Fun use of the feathers...and sponging!! Wonderful CAS card!! Yikes still snow...well, I know it's been a rough winter...but, buds are peeking out and spring is coming!! This for playing at CTD!!

Cathy Weber said...

The sponging is really well done that you used such an elegant feather image...looks like you really enjoyed your class!

Danielle Vincent said...

Congrats Deborah on having this terrific card chosen for the top spot at Color Throwdown. It's gorgeous. Hugs D

Jenni's Jems said...

This is definitely a winning card love the colours and design, and soo CAS! x

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