Thursday, April 9, 2009

Birthday Wishes

This is the first time I have used Guide Lines. I don't know why I waited so long. It was so much fun. I did not get it exactly right, if you look closely I am sure you will see that. I still like the way it turned out. I stamped the grid with Aqua Mist onto Aqua Mist cardstock, then stamped two other images from the set in Ripe Avocado and Burnt Umber. I used a white Souffle pen to color the dot in the center of my image. It doesn't show in the picture, but it does add a little dimension to the card. I distressed the edges with my Heidi Swapp edge distresser and then inked the edges with Chestnut Roan Colorbox Chalk and matted it onto Ripe Avocado cardstock. I stamped Birthday wishes from Butterfly Kisses with Ripe Avocado onto the ribbon slide and threaded my ribbon through it before adhering the layer to my card of Dark Chocolate cardstock. The flowers were made using a cuttlebug die. I made one with Aqua Mist and one with Ripe Avocado cardstock and then added the adhesive pearl.

For the inside I adhered a layer of Aqua Mist and stamped a row of a matching element from the front in Burnt Umber.

I can't believe it is Thursday already. This week has really flown by for me. I guess that happens when you stay busy. There always seems to be some new project to tackle. I treasure my creative time, it is such therapy for me. I try to fit it in whereever I can find a few extra minutes. How about you, when do you find the time to be creative?

Have a great day.

Supplies
Stamps-Guide Lines, Butterfly Kisses (Papertrey)
Paper-Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, White (Papertrey)
Ink-Aqua Mist, Ripe Avocado (Papertrey), Palette Burnt Umber
Accessories-Cuttlebug flower die, Spellbinders ribbon tags, Dark Chocolate satin ribbon (Papertrey), rhinestone adhesive pearl (Michael's)

11 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I have to get that set now!

Jennifer Scull said...

this card is beautiful! I can't tell you messed up at all! love it!!! :)

Peggy M said...

Beautiful card.. the love the simplicity of it. Nice work.

Gina said...

I can't see a mistake, this is beautiful!

I agree, I try to find a few minutes to craft every day, it really makes a difference for me. Normally I craft in the evenings, after dinner.

MollyD said...

one of my favorite color combos!!

Paula said...

Very nice work. You did a lot of stamping didn't you. Thanks for introducing me to this set.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Very beautiful!!!! I love your flower (:

Katy said...

Beautiful card! I love it! Happy Easter!

Scrubbysue said...

Wow...this is pretty! I love mint green with chocolate.

Barb said...

Love this! Beautiful color choices!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great simple but beautiful card!! I Love it!!