Birthday Wishes

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Thursday! If my card looks a little familiar tonight, it's because it's my second card for the CR84FN38 Color Challenge--bright pink, black, and gray. However, where my Big Wish card was heavily distressed, this card not only has zero distressing, it also has no ink other than the sentiment and a silver paint pen used to make faux stitches (the "gray" in the challenge). I don't remember ever having gone inkless before, and it took all I had to stay away from the ink, but I like the clean edges, and it was a breeze to clean up afterward!

A week or so ago, my mother had asked me to make a birthday card for one of her friends. Her only request at the time was that it be black and white. After seeing the Big Wish card, she liked the pink, too, but she wanted her card more "tailored" than that one, so I used the Mojo Monday 207 sketch this time, and went with an overall cleaner look.

I used a Nested Lacey Pennants die to cut the pink flag, mixed up some Mod Podge and glitter and painted it on for a little sparkle, then punched ribbon slots to attach the flag to the black layer. It looks a bit like a luggage tag, doesn't it? I used a Labels Fourteen die for the sentiment and a Sharpie paint pen for faux stitching on that and the black layer that frames it.

I think I like the inside of this card just as much as the front. The scrollwork paper makes for a nice frame. I left the inside blank so it could be personalized.

Well, this what you had in mind?

I so appreciate your visit today, and hope you'll be back soon! Have a fantastic Friday!
Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
Paper: Elegance (Creative Imagination); Colorbok; Paper Studio
Ink: Memento
Dies: Curved Rectangles, Large Labels, Small Labels, Labels Fourteen, Nested Lacey Pennants (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Classic Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); Ribbon Punch (The Paper Studio); Fleur de Lis embossing folder (Cuttlebug); ribbon (Michael's); Enamel Accents (Inkssentials); Liquid Pearls; rhinestones; glitter (Martha Stewart); silver paint pen (Sharpie); Mod Podge; sewing thread; foam dots
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
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Sue Lelli said...

Cheryl, that scrollwork paper is divine on your card! LOVE the layers and that FAB glittery banner! Perfect stitching, too!THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a fancy card Cheryl! The embossed layer looks amazing and love the little butterfly! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deborah Frings said...

Stunning! Love the paper, the panels with stitching, the lovely sentiment and sweet butterfly - all fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Donna Heber said...

Stunning card Cheryl! Just love the layout and will keep this one in mind for the future. The inside is gorgeous too with the pretty swirls. Have a great weekend!

Marie said...

WOW, Cheryl. This card is utterly stunning, chic and inkless. Thanks for playing along at CR84FN.

Jeanne J. said...

Cheryl nice job! I like how the pink just pops off the page with that black and white background. Your bow is gorgeous!

Shannon White said...

Oooh, So Pretty Pretty Miss Cheryl! Love the Fab dp's both inside and out! Your panels are so perfect and love the embossed one especially! Great stitching and love your glittery pennant and Sweet butterfly too! The whole thing is just Wonderful Lady!

Shannon 8-)

Theresa said...

Cheryl, this is AMAZING!! Love the colors and the stitching. That scroll DP paper is so lucious. I want some!! Beautiful!!

Heather Jensen said...

Girl, you are on a roll! This is a perfect B Day card. Love the sweet little butterfly. :)