Friday, June 10, 2011

Birdie Birthday

I need a Birthday card for my son-in-law's mother, Barbara.  She is a wonderful lady, and very kind.  So, I want to make something pretty!  Something vintage.  Something 'girlie'.  So, I headed over to Cupcake Creations for some inspiration.  The colors for this challenge are:  Light Pink, Medium Green, and a Neutral.  

Here is their inspiration board:
Here is my card:

The card base is Sahara Sand cardstock.  The main panel is Pink Pirouette card stock.  I stamped a flourish and a 'Postale Carte' in Pretty in Pink classic ink onto the pink cardstock.  I ran the pink cardstock thru my Big Shot inside my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I sponged some pink ink randomly.  I used a sanding block randomly, too.  Then I grabbed my scissors and distressed a few spots on the edges.  I added some text paper behind the distressed edges.  I wanted to give this special birthday card some contrast.  I stamped Happy Birthday in Basic Brown classic ink, onto the Sahara Sand DSP.  I thought that it looked better without a tag.  To jazz-up the neutral DSP, I also stamped a fancy frame in white craft ink and used white detail embossing powder.   For the ribbon, I loved the crochet trim, but I also loved the seam binding, so I combined the two.  I used Pear Pizzazz seam binding, and Pretty in Pink dyed Very Vanilla seam binding.  I tied a double-bow with each color of the seam binding and put them together, with a vintage brad.  I used my glue gun to attach the vintage brad to the crochet trim.  The stamp multi-colored flowers/stems, I 'colored' my stamp with markers, huffed, and stamped.  To add a little sparkle I added some dazzling diamond glitter to the flower centers.  I also stamped a different swirl in Wild Wasabi classic ink, onto the text paper peaking out from behind the circle piece.  I tore the bottom edge and sponged with some sahara sand classic ink.
Thank you for looking.  I hope that you have seen something you like, and leave me some well-wishes.


Sue Lelli said...

Sharon, you put so much LOVE into the MANY FAB details of this card! GORGEOUS result! LOVE the text peeking out behind the pind embossed paper! LOVE the bird and the flowers with stickles! LOVE it all and she will, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Shannon White said...

Wow Sharon! This is sooo PRETTY! Love the embossing, and Fab dp. So many pretty details.. Love the whole thing! 8-)


Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning card Sharon! Love the embossed background! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Sharon. Love the pretty images (especially the dove)... the colors... the ribbon treatment is awesome. :o)

ArtisticInkspirations said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the color combos and the layout.. you do such artistic work!!