Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday Card for Caardvarks

August is probably the month with the most birthdays for our family, so I have been getting my cards made ahead of time.  I finally found this October Afternoon  Thrift Shop "Needs Paint" paper, and couldn't wait to try it.  This card uses both coordinating sides, the stripe and the floral.  I thought the Hero Arts flowers were perfect to mimic the little bouquets in the print; I paper-pieced the flowers with some Cosmo Cricket Material Girl paper.    This will be entered into Caardvark's Birthday Card challenge. 


Supplies: HA H3125 Heart Leaf Sketch, CL139 Birthday Messages, cream and red cardstock, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket papers, Nesties scalloped circle die, aqua dotted ribbon, flower button, pearls, Martha Stewart doily lace, green colored pencil, fired brick distress ink and Stampology onyx ink

12 comments:

  1. Love those pretty papers, Lin! Lovely idea using the flowers! This turned out beautifully! Good luck in the challenge!

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  2. Lin - lovely papers that look awesome with the paper pieced flowers.

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  3. this is so pretty, Lin! love the pps and the pieced flowers!! super sweet card!

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  4. SOOOOO pretty!! Love this color combo and design!! Your background pp is PERFECT with the stamp of oyur choice!

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  5. Such a pretty card Lin! I love the flowered paper paired with the stripes - reminds me of wallpaper I chose for my bedroom when I was about 10 years old. Sweet memories!

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  6. This is sooo pretty! That paper goes perfectly with the image - gorgeous!

    Leanne x

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  7. Very pretty card Lin and good luck on the challenge!

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  8. Very pretty, Lin. You could find the stamp and pp in accordingly.

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  9. gorgeous lin...love how the image matches the pp perfectly....you are on a card making roll girl...hugs kath xxx

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  10. Perfect use of the patterned paper, love the dynamic contrast of the reds and blues!

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  11. Love those paper pieced flowers! The paper choices are perfect!

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  12. WOW Lin your card is so beautiful.

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