Thursday, April 12, 2012

Birthday Remembrance

I have a birthday card to share with you that I made for the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team blog. I never seem to have enough birthday cards on hand, so I grabbed some great patterned paper, a favorite Crafty Secrets sentiment stamp set and started to put things together. And here is how it all ended up:

The paper is from a Basic Grey. I love the colors and pattern and felt it was great for a birthday celebration. The colors of the Stampin' Up! card stock papers I chose match really well.

The Spellbinders Labels 9 dies were a great fit for the sentiment.

I had a lot of fun making this bird. After die cutting it out of chipboard, I painted all the sides with an Adirondack dabber in Sandal color. Once dry, I covered it with matching die cut pieces in a coordinating pattern from the same Basic Grey paper collection. Then I added a little blue pearl for the eye.

I really like these amber color rhinestone swirls. They had been sitting in my stash for some time now just waiting for the right project. I think I found it! ;-)

I wasn't too sure how to tie the pleated ribbon, so I put a strip of it down and then added a bow made out of taffeta in the same color. I made a little stick pin to put down through it. I think it added a nice soft touch over all the bling around the sentiment.

So now I have one more birthday card in my never big enough stash ;-) Haha, and I spent my birthday making it ;-)

I am also submitting this card to the following challenges:
Use It Tuesday- Anything Goes (for my rhinestones!)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll consider leaving me a comment, as I always love reading them!

Wishing you blessings~

Items used in making this card include:
SU! Card stock: Riding Hood Red; Lucky Limeade; Very Vanilla
Basic Grey patterned papers from the "Hello Luscious" 6x6 paper pad
Adirondak paint dabber in Sandal
Sizzix Birds Bigz die
Spellbinders label nine dies
Want 2 Scrap rhinestones
Mark Richards blue pearl
Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red pleated ribbon
Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon
Handmade stick pin
Sentiment stamp from Crafty Secrets clear stamp set "Card Sentiments"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist


jennfontaine said...

So very pretty!
I love the swirls and bling details. That spellbinders die is perfect for the sentiment and it is such nice words too! Loving the background paper!

rosie said...

love the papers you have used. perfect sentiment x colours are gorgeous x

Sarah said...

Wow love the bling! Thanks for entering this for Use It Tuesday!