Monday, February 23, 2009

A Birthday Card

Today's card uses Sketch #3 from Card Patterns. It was a great sketch and I thought it might be fun to play along. I've had the Melon Berry/Spring Moss/Kraft color scheme floating around my head for the past few days and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

I started by stamping that dashed grid (grandpa's jammies) from Background Basics: Retro in white on a piece of Kraft. Then I stamped the leafy vine border from Heather's new set Beyond Basic Borders onto a piece of white cardstock and adhered that to the Kraft (I trimmed off about 3/4"). I stamped the sentiment in Melon Berry ink and sponged the edges of the cardstock with Spring Moss. I knew I wanted to add a Melon Berry layer, but I don't have the cardstock, so I took my twill ribbon and found a close-ish Bazzill color. I think it's a pretty close match, but I'm not sure what the name of the color is (I'm sorry).

Once the Kraft was mounted to the orangey color, I wrapped white grosgrain ribbon around the two layers and went about creating my focal image. The Melon Berry/Spring Moss scheme screams floral to me so I searched my stamps and came up with this sweet little bouquet image from Stampendous. I stamped the image, punched it out, and sponged the edges with more Melon Berry. After mounting the stamped image to a scalloped circle of Spring Moss, I embellished with a smidge of glitter and a tiny bow of hemp cord.

I adhered the Kraft/orangey layer to a 5 1/2" square base made from Spring Moss. The floral image was then mounted to the Kraft layer using foam tape. The card still needed a little something, so I searched through my button collection and found this orangey button that matches perfectly. A little hemp chord and adhesive and there you have it!

Have a great day!

Cardstock: Spring Moss, Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore; Pinkish-Orange - Bazzill
Stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Beyond Basic Borders, Birthday Basics - Papertrey Ink; Thanks A Bunch Mini - Stampendous
Ink: Melon Berry, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Frost White - Colorbox
Fibers: White Grosgrain Ribbon - Offray; Hemp Cord - unknown
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch; Glitter Pen - Sakura; button - unknown


Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Lizzie your card is wonderful! I appreciate your hardwork for stamping eveything. You just gave me inspiration on stamping my own background paper! Thanks for playing along with us. Hope to see you again next week.

whoistracy said...

Lizzie, this is beautiful! I love all of the different elements you've pulled together for this.

Thanks for joining us!!

Jess said...

Pretty card! Love the color combo.

Anonymous said...

Love your description of how the card was created. Great job with the sketch and thanks for playing along with us this week!

Heidi said...

Lizzie this is such a pretty card! The colors and elements work so well together. It is perfect!

i {heart} papers said...

Very pretty. Thanks for playing along!

jo said...

Great card. I love your colour choice.

Niki Estes said...

I love this, Lizzie!! I love the colors, design, and the little hemp bow!

Suzanne :O ) said...

pretty pretty card! you always do such *sophisticated* work! :)

itsabrt said...

What a wonderful card! Can't wait to see more, BR-T

Sonya said...

Lizzie I love the clean lines of your card and its simple elegance. Totally gorgeous!