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Friday, January 13, 2012

A Cheery Birthday Card...

Hey there!! Here with a card for another Flourishes challenge.  This time it is Timeless Tuesday.  The super talented Tammy is hosting this week and she provided us with a beautiful photo to inspire our creativity.



Yesterday was my mother-in-law's birthday (Jan. 12th) and today (the 13th) we are going to her house to celebrate, so I decided to use the inspiration photo to create a birthday card for her.  I used three different Flourishes sets for the card:  Zinnias, Country Charm Labels & Sweet Violets.  I stamped the zinnia image using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored it with Copic makers (and oops! I forgot to write down which colors.)  I then die cut the image using the new Flourishes Classic Keyhole die.  A piece of yellow cardstock was run through my Big Shot in an embossing folder and the die cut image adhered to it.  I stamped one of the labels from the Country Charm set in orange ink, the sentiment in dark pink ink and die cut with the corresponding Spellbinders Grommet Tag die.   Some Raspberry Fizz grosgrain ribbon was attached using orange bakers twine and then some little buttons were also added.  The entire piece was then adhered to the card as you see.   I recently found a new to me challenge site called "Catered Crop" and their current challenge is to use buttons on your project so I will be putting this into that challenge, as well.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white & lemon tart; Stamps:  Flourishes; Ink:  Memento & Stampin Up!; Copic Markers; Ribbon:  PTI; Buttons:  DeNami Design; Twine:  Divine Twine; Dies:  Flourishes & Spellbinders

13 comments:

Katina said...

Hi Rosemary, this is such an elegant and beautiful card. I'm sure your MIL will love it.You have coloured the image beautifully.
xx

Christine said...

Lovely flowers for your mother in law! Nice colours!
Christine

Sue said...

You have coloured the Zinnias beautifully Rosie, and using the coloured twine mimics the twirly thingies in the Photo wonderfully, I am sure your MIL loved the card.
Smiles:)

Barb said...

Such pretty colors, Rosie! Bet your MIL LOVES this! So sweet the way you added the twine to the sentiment banner!

Cards By Jan said...

Beautiful card, and beautifully coloured!!

Brenda said...

I just love how you colored those flowers Rosemary! Perfect! I am really loving how you do that strip of ribbon behind the sentiment tag, it looks super easy for someone like me. I really love the look! Your MIL will love this card.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Linda McClain said...

Oh Rosemary - How gorgeous! I love your little button bouquets. Thank you for sharing this with us at Catered Crop. Love It!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful coloring on those zinnias, and the sentiment label is fabulous. I'm sure your mil loved it! Thanks for joining us for the Timeless Tuesday challenge.

gg nurse said...

Gorgeous birthday card, Rosemary! I'm sure it brightened your m-i-l's day--would mine! Great design & love the flowers cut out w the die--need to use mine!

Michelle said...

love the bakers twine and ribbon treatment with buttons! very sweet, Rosemary!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Rosemary! Those vibrant blossoms look amazing and love the sweet tag! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love this mix of colors.



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