Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Birthday

This card is a center step card that I made using Sweet Stamps Dresden Rose Circle.  This card is for a very dear friend of mine.  We have both shared some tough times that were similar and have been able to come to each other for support and prayer.  She has been there for me when I was at my worst, especially when recovering from surgery.  Her birthday is coming up this week and I want her to know how much I appreciate her.

I used a cream base and layers of pink, green, and blue cardstock.  On each side I used a Martha Stewart Corner/Border punch on the green layer to create the birds and branches.  Then I punched out the corner in blue, trimmed the bird and layered it on top of the green bird.  Next I used a butterfly border punch from Martha Stewart to create the second layer of pink.
For the center I did a layer of the green.  Then I stamped and embossed the image in gold on blue cardstock.  I cut it out and layered it on the front.  I used a Cuttlebug Cut/Emboss folder to create the decorative pink frame and added it to the center with foam dots to pop it up.  Then I stamped and embossed the same image in gold on another piece of blue cardstock and then on pink and green.  I cut out the center flowers and leaves in the green and popped it up over the blue center.  Then I cut out the blue flowers and the pink rose and popped these up on top of the green.

At the bottom of the card I added a cream label cut out with a Spellbinder die.  I stamped the sentiment in maroon and sponged blue ink around the edges.  I added pearls on each end of the bottom section and a sheer pink polkadot bow at the top of the card.  Then I used my Sakura Glue Pen to add Waterfall (G1071) and Bubble Gum (G1088) semi-transparent glitter, from Sparkle N Sprinkle, to various sections of the image.

This is entered in the following challenge:
Sweet Stamps Challenge - Center Step Card
Allsorts Challenge Week #96 - For a Special Lady
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge #10 - Birthday with pearls
CraftyCardmakers Challenge #42 - Special Birthday
Delightful Challenges - Pastels and Ribbon
Little Claire's Designs Challenge #3 - Pink and Green
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #55 - Photo Inspiration/Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mother's Day/Girlie (cards for a special girl in your life)


Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, Marie, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the added embellishments. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

Anonymous said...

OVER THE TOP GORGEOUS! This is amazing! It is fit for a princess! Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stamps and good luck on the drawing this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful, pretty colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge this week.

Mrs Ham said...

Marie this is stunning. I love the colors and all the details in this card. I love how you used the Cuttlebug cut and emboss die with those flowers coming out of the center. Wow

maxine said...

A lovely card thanks for playing along at little claire this week x

Mina said...

wow Marie what a stunning colour combo...beautiful card...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Donna said...

Marie, not only is the card amazing, I don't even know how you came up with the ideas of combining those shapes and elements! A beautiful card!

Eiglas said...

Oh wow! What an amazing card!
So much work has clearly gone into this and it shows.
Lovely work.
Thank you for coming over to play at Crafty CardMakers this week!

leslierahye said...

Great card! Simply stunning! Love your use of pastels and ribbon! Thank you for joining Delightful Challenges this week!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Such a pretty card. I love all the dimension and texture! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week.

Carmen O. said...

Wow this card is GORGEOUS!! Love all the wonderful detail. Beautifully done!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card, Marie! Lovely colors and detail, the little birdies are perfect!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Annette said...

What a lovely card creation! Thanks for sharing with us at the SSC this week.