Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunny Birthday card


supplies:  white and brown cardstock, Hero Arts stamps CL494 Hip Hip Hooray (sentiment), versamark and white embossing powder, CG125 Friend Definition, CG211 Magical Background, S5507 Envelope Pattern, CL495 Blossom Art, mustard seed, wild honey, spiced marmalade and vintage photo distress inks, lace, large pearl

Here's a card I made to enter into this month's challenge at the Hero Arts Blog.  We have 3 options: to make a birthday card, decorate an envelope, or use a background stamping technique.  I tried to do them all with my entry. 

Starting with a piece of white cardstock, I white embossed the "Happy Birthday" greeting.  Then I inked an acrylic block with mustard seed, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress inks, spritzed with water, and stamped that over my greeting.  After that was dry I overstamped the Friend Definition in vintage photo distress ink and then the Magical Background in spiced marmalade.  That panel was then trimmed and framed in brown cardstock.  Next I stamped a card-size white piece of cardstock in the same inks using the Envelope Pattern and the Magical Background again, and glued that to a brown card base.  Lastly I stamped the large flower using Memories Art Print brown, and sponged on some wild honey distress ink, then used orange and white colored pencils to give it more definition.  The smaller flower was stamped on white using spiced marmalade distress ink.  I finished with a piece of white lace from Carole, and a large white pearl from Virginia.

Before I go, I thought I'd give you a gentle reminder to check out Vicky's blog on Monday at 9:00 AM EST - you wouldn't want to miss what she will be starting........I'm just sayin'........

18 comments:

  1. LOL - "I'm just saying......" I guess we'll be visiting - at least I'll be awake - 6:00 a.m. for me.

    You are SO ready for summer. I love those HOT colors you've used and I just have to keep scrolling up again and again to gaze at it. Love it. Great envelope too.

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  2. Oh Wow! That is gorgeous, Lin!! Those are some of my favorite colors and you've hightlighted them so very well. I love the 3-in-one you did for the HA challenges. The envelope is beautiful as well:)

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  3. Beautiful mix of stamps here Lin- love the warm colors and the great matching envelope!

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  4. Wow! Gorgeous mixture of stamps on this beautiful sunny card! And I adore your envelope Lin!

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  5. This is so gorgeous! The colors are so bold and beautiful! The envelope looks perfect to enclose that fabulous card! :)

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  6. So beautiful...love all that detail and thanks for including the instructions...I might have to give it a try!

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  7. Wow, I love what you did with that flower! I love to layer things too! Love your color and the whole design!

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  8. Love all the different stamps used here, Lin! Love the pretty colors too! Your white embossed sentiment looks wonderful! Hmmm? Vicky's blog is always fun. . .you've peeked my curiosity!

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  9. OH! I just love this birthday card! Beautiful orange colors--love that lace! You are sooooooooo amazing--you are so so so awesome! I love visiting here:)

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  10. totally stunning Lin. Love the colours and the flower.

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  11. LOVE this! so pretty!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  12. This is a wonderful set, Lin! Love these colors, so happy and bright! And thanks so much for sharing your happy little thing with me - I can imagine that you were grinning for a long time after that phone call :) Vanessa x

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  13. You know I always love to see these juicy, very citrus-y colors in your designs, love all the intricate detailing of each stamp!

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  14. Love the vibrant colours on this card and love the matching envelope too, Lin!

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  15. I love these colors and am impressed you were able to use all three challenges in one creation!

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  16. What wonderful warm sunny colors. The envelope is beautiful to go with a beautiful card!

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