Monday, 8 December 2014

Birthday Wishes ....

...  Good afternoon - I'm back with a very feminine birthday card.  I got my new Waltzingmouse Stamps delivered at the weekend and I just love these wonderful old fashioned roses.

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

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Old Country Roses, Big Day - Today
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Island Indigo; Wink of Stella - Clear


I used a few challenges in the making of this card:
I turned the sketch upside as it worked better for my card in this orientation.  I really like the colours from Colour Q and thought they'd make fabulous roses.  The word cue at Just Us Girls is sparkle, and while it's hard to see in the photo above, all the roses have a dusting of sparkle from my Wink of Stella clear brush.  I made the card base from deep turquoise.  I cut white panels, temporarily stuck them together and then stamped the roses.  They are a three-step stamp and line up really easily.  I masked off the roses and then added some leaves.  I stamped the sentiment to match the card base.  I separated the white panels and layered the smaller white panel onto turquoise card to give this lovely offset effect.  On the inside of the card I stamped a simple greeting and another smaller bunch of roses.

Birthday Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsBirthday Wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Below is a close up of the roses - you can just about see the sparkle - it does show up more in real life!!!

Birthday Wishes detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We had a really fun weekend.  The company had a box at the Detroit Lions game - it was such fun.  It's always great to get together with other members of the team, and it was super to be able to watch the match.  I hadn't realised that Ford Field was a covered stadium, so it was an unexpected surprise to be warm while watching.  To the home crowd's delight the Lions beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-17. 

That's all for now - I've got a few more cards to make and some housework to do - what shall I start with ? :) :)  See you soon.

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11 comments:

Skylark said...

Gorgeous card Deborah! Some of these new multi-step stamps are really clever and this one is delightful. Thank you for you kind comments about some of my recent creations. Stef x

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous, soft sparkle looks so pretty on the flowers :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great job with all of the challenges. Those flowers are gorgeous, and I love all of the sparkle. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Hannelie said...

Loving the dimension on your flowers! Wow!
Fabulous take on the sketch Deborah!
Thanks for joining us at CTS!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your beautiful take on the sketch, Deborah! Your birthday flowers are simply gorgeous!! Hugs, Darnell

Claire said...

Looks like you were one of the first to get that new WMS set Deborah - and such a gorgeous card you've made with it. You're right...the colours are perfect for those roses. You've reminded me, I really must use that sentiment more often! Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful design and I love the soft sparkle on those roses! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Ksenija Rizova said...

Deborah, this is so classy! Love the elegance of your card, excellent roses and subtle glitter over them!

Lisa said...

This is wonderful Deborah, so feminine and lovely!! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely! The added WOS looks pretty Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

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