Friday, January 28, 2011

Blogger's Challenge #197: Happy Birthday!

Our challenge this week was to use birthdays as our inspiration.  I always need a birthday card so that's what I did!

I started with the Springtime Vintage papers from the Occasions Mini.  I used the Lattice Impressions folder to add texture and layered it with a piece of Rose Red, a favorite of mine!  I distressed it with lots of Early Espresso ink.  I used the matching paper and the Fun Flower Bigz L Die to create a flower as my focal piece.  (Can you believe that at first, this die was a maybe on my wishlist?  I can't now!)  I added more depth by sponging the edges of each layer with Early espresso ink.  My card base is Crumb Cake (again!) and I stamped the sentiment from the Create a Cupcake stamp set to finish the card.

Be sure to check out the other players' work below and please play along and create a birthday themed project of your own!


18 comments:

Pat Huntoon said...

Pretty flowers, Lisa!

BarbaraW said...

Such a lovely card. That flower is a WOW.

Jane Bosi said...

Beautiful!

MJ said...

Beautiful! I didn't like that flower punch but as usual it is growing on me. Love this card.

Tami Black said...

I think the DSP looks fabulous with the embossing -- haven't tried that and will have to. I just ordered this flower die and can't wait to get it -- love the look you got with all that distressing!

Ida said...

Lovely card. The embossing on the DP looks great and that flower is just fabulous.

Basement Stamper said...

That flower looks amazing, great job!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful card, Lisa! Beautiful.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful blossom, lovin' that vintage paper!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Lisa! This paper is lovely! Great idea to add the embossing too! :D

GCgirl said...

So pretty! I just got that die and am really looking forward to using it!

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful Card. I just ordered this DSP with the sale a bration. Can't wait to get my hands on it. I'll be sure to blend it with early espresso and rose red. Really nice.

Nikki Bond said...

Love that DSP and its gorgeous how you used it! {SMILES}

njburk said...

I LOVE THIS ;paper--just can't get enough of it all--love the layers in your flower--really fills up the space.

JP Card Crazy said...

Great card love the flower and the paper is fantastic you did a great job on the design!!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love how you showcased the designer paper here.

Jane Wetzel said...

oh my- what beautiful dp for that gorgeous flower...wow love this!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh such pretty paper and love that flower!