Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday crafting friends.  My card for today combines two challenges, the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and the color challenge at Just Us Girls.
ETAMy card was winner at Just Us Girls:
 
The card base is Baha Breeze, then a layer of Crumb Cake (kraft), Marina Mist DSP from Beau Chateau DSP (retired).  The banner was hand cut from Crumb Cake and Baha Breeze DSP.  The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist ink with Fancy Birthday(?) retired on Very Vanilla CS (it matches the paper perfectly but looks a little yellowish in the photo).  I die-cut it with SU Framelits Labels Collection and paper-pierced around the edges with the template from SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack. I mounted it with foam dimensionals on the hand cut Crumb Cake mat.  The flower is from Verve's Grateful Elegance and the single Plain Jane Elegant Flower. They are stamped in Basic Gray ink on Baha Breeze DSP.  I sponged Baha Breeze ink on the edges of the petals, made little slits between the petals and shaped the leaves with my fingers. I added a pearl to the center and mounted it with a dimensional.  The Crumb Cake leaves were punched with the Build A Bird punch.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping,
JoAnn
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, JoAnn! Great paper choice....I love the flower & the die cut with that gorgeous script. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

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  2. Hey JoAnn....another beauty...love the paper piercing around the die...nice job as always...glad you joined us at JUGS once again!

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  3. Oh how gorgeous! This sketch was perfect for that color combo--perfect entry for both challenges!

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  4. This is beautiful! Great design and those flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

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  5. This is such a lovely card JoAnn! I love the pretty colour combo you've used and I adore the sweet flowers you've used!

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  6. Lovely card! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

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  7. Very pretty card, first one I picked on the challenge that I liked. Love your choice of soft colors, and the flower is beautiful.

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  8. Very pretty, JoAnn! Love the shades of blue and how the paper piercing added just the right amount of texture!

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  9. This is one stunning card! Don't you love how Baja Breeze and Marina Mist are compatible with each other? Love that retired dsp (I have some too) and the pretty flower accent! NJ!

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  10. CONGRATS on your win at JUGS~~~ :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I am honored to be a winner.

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  11. Love your card, both the design and the colours.

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  12. Just BEAUTIFUL, JoAnn! Saw you were a WINNER at JUGS! Well deserved!

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  13. Congrats on your win at JUGS! This is just gorgeous. Love your flower and leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  14. How pretty this is! Lovely colors and great use of the sketch. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  15. This is just lovely, JoAnn! The color palette is so soothing and your combo of patterns is perfect.

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