Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Quick Birthday Card

Yes, quick...I promise! But only because I stamped this image weeks ago and set it aside. I had a vision that day, but it quickly didn't turn out, so I ended up stamping this card instead. Well, yesterday I forgot until the absolute last possible minute about making a birthday card for my daughter's friend. They were having dinner together at 7pm, and I remembered to make the card shortly after 6 (we left at 6:30). Thank goodness I set this stamped image aside! I didn't have much time to think I just threw it together. I suppose it turned out well enough :O)

For the flowers I stamped the SU! White Craft Ink first, used a damp paper towel to remove the white from the stems and the centers, then used my markers to color the rest. Huffed a few times and pressed the stamp to the PTI Kraft paper :O) I heat set it to avoid smearing the white and die-cut the image with my Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilites.

I think the hardest part was mixing the cleaness of the scalloped cut with the ruggedness of the Kraft paper. In the end, I incorporated both styles (with the clean SU! DSP and the rugged, distressed edges of the PTI Pure Poppy cardstock).'s to an easy week ahead after a very relaxing weekend!


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Very beautiful card. The color composition, layout all together is fabulous to my eyes.

Thank you for comment on my blog, I enjoy today is my birthday:-)
Anja from germany

Silli said...

Hi Kristin, your card is, always, beautiful. I love the colors from the flowers. Great job...

Have a fab week my friend.
Hugs from Silke

Alicia Weiman said...

Love your card. I'm wanting to get this set to make some tile coasters for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I saw some made up somewhere and they were so pretty.

It's December!!! Can't wait for Christmas.

Christina Ammann said...

Mir gefällt die Karte sehr gut, die Farben sind ganz toll.
LG Christina

LeAnne said...

What a beautiful card, I wish I had something like this just laying around my stamp table!

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