Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Inspirational Birthday Card and a Sketch

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Here's the inspirational photo for this week's Shop Our Stash challenge #40. I just love these soft pastel floral and butterfly images!
My SIL is having a birthday on February 29th, and this is the card I came up with. They say she's going to be 60, but being a leap year baby, I think in reality she's still a teenager :)  I tried to match the colors from scraps I had and made a "quilt-like" card using the top note die, and embossed it with a TH Sizzix damask ef. I stamped the background with SU! stitched in Memento Cocoa ink on blush cardstock. The sentiment panel was done with an EK punch and the SU large oval punch, popped up with foam tape. I added a tiny tag and some ferns done with a MS punch and some Swarovski brown crystals.

I made this card for today's SCS373 challenge found here. I flipped the sketch on it's side and used a very old stamp in my stash from the Paper Bag Studio. I embossed the stamp with Versamark, then Memento London Fog ink, and heat embossed it with clear detail ep. Then I sponged with some pale pink and green inks. The sentiment is from Verve, ribbon from SU, border die cut from SNSS and the papers and card stock were all from my stash.
Now it's time to leave my craft room and get some things done today. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!



jimlynn said...

Carol, love the colors of both of these cards! The first one is so lovely with the patchwork and the way you did the image is the second one is outstanding!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a great idea to create a crazy quilt! She will love it. Love the soft look you gave the second card. Both are outstanding!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely cards, Carol,

Dixie Cochran said...

Your SIL is going to love that gorgeous card! I love how you designed the sentiment. Stunning!

Big WOW on the chair in the second card too. The colors are lovely!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, You quilt-like card looks fab. with that embossing and your "chair" card came out amazing. I like that heart die running vertical, nice touch.

LeAnne said...

Wow, what a gorgeous inspiration photo (love that site) and your take on it is just as gorgeous! I love the little heart die/punch on the second one, too!

Benzi said...

OOh, love this quilt card, too. The violet color is outstanding. Your Mother's Day card is so pretty and I really like the image. I've never seen it before.

June Houck said...

Carol, both of these cards are so pretty and remind me of Spring. Lovely job on both! Quilt cards are one of my favorite go-to cards :)

Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

Shannon White said...

Oh Miss Carol! These are both so Beautiful! Your SIL's Birthday card is just Wonderful with the pretty embossed patchwork panel! Love this!And I'm sure she did too1 8-) Your Mother's day card is just Fabulous too! I Love the soft pastel colors and image. The gingham dp's and twill ribbon are so Perfect too! 8-)

Big hugs & Happy Sunday to you my friend!

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards! My fav is the first one with the patchwork!.....L-O-V-E it!

Wendy said...

Oh my! I love your quilt card and how colorful it is! The sentiment is beautiful as well! :)
Your Mother's Day card is just as pretty! Love the image and your border die! Perfectly done!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, I love the one with the chair.


Alica said...

wonderful! Love the quilted + embossed look!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica :)