Tuesday, December 13, 2011

birthday flowers.

I knew it.

I knew I would have to make double the amount of birthday cards for my dad and sister this week.  My mom high-jacked the ones I'd already made (ok, high-jacked seems harsh.... she complimented my cards and asked if I would make a few special ones she could use... hee hee.)

I hope you don't mind the break from all things Christmas (I actually found it refreshing to put Christmas crafting aside for a bit!)

I inked up an acrylic block in pool party ink (SU) and stamped it on a piece of white cardstock.  Into that blue square, I stamped images from PTI's "daydreamer" set.  I then created a mask for the blue square, and stamped a hero arts background image ("happy definition") over the entire area.  The sentiment is from hero arts' "life of the party" set.  To tone done the vibrancy a bit, the edges were all inked up with antique linen distress ink.

I added a few bands of cardstock, and a button with constrasting thread, to tie in all the colors.  If I were mailing this card, I would have left out the button.  Without it, the card is perfectly flat - but with so much inky texture!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Lovely card. That blue square with the background flowers is awesome. I like how you masked it & stamped a light text over it.

  2. What a beautiful card. Happy birthday to your sister.

  3. Your card is just stunning! I love the colors and all of the layers! Great job!

  4. beautiful!! love all of your stamping....it really does add a lot of dimension to a flat card!

  5. Very sweet! Love all the dimensional stamping. This card has such a warm feel. You can tell it was made with such love and going to someone pretty darn special. Nice.