Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Birthday Bloom

Good Tuesday afternoon to all.  Today is another birthday card; it's been a busy couple of months for birthdays here.  This is going out to my son's mother-in-law, a very lovely lady and first-time grandma like me.  As usual, I've used some challenges to inspire me:  Pals Paper Arts Challenge #158, Seize the Birthday Challenge #16 and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #100.

I chose Summer Starfruit card stock for the base of my card (wasn't a favorite but it sure has grown on me).  The front of the card was run through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  The sentiment from the Bring On the Cake stamp set was heat embossed on 
the bottom using VersaMark, Lucky Limeade ink and clear embossing powder.  The stem of leaves was cut out of Lucky Limeade card stock with the Big Shot and the Secret Garden Framelits.  I covered it in VersaMark and heat embossed it using Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It was attached to the card with Glue DotsOne of the flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set was heat embossed twice, once on Very Vanilla card stock and once 
on Pool Party card stock, using VersaMark and Pool Party embossing powder.  The Very Vanilla one was cut out using the Secret Garden FramelitsI fussy cut the center of the Pool Party flower and added it to the big flower with Glue Dots.  The flower was then added to the card.  I added a Rhinestone to the center and that completed the card.  I guess you can figure out which of the Tic-Tac-Toe lines I used but I'll give it to you anyway - the diagonal Punches or Dies, Bling, and Birthday.  Thanks for visiting today.  Check out the challenges if you're in need of inspiration or you just want to be inspired.  See you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden (w-#129141/c-#129144); Bring On the Cake (w-#121899/c-#121958)
Ink:  Lucky LImeade Classic Stampin' Pad (#122935); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Summer Starfruit (#126839); Pool Party (#122924); Lucky Limeade (#122926); Very Vanilla (#101650)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Secret Garden Framelits Dies (#129372); Paper Snips (#103579); Heat Tool (#129053); Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (#121809)
The Finishing Touches:  Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder (#129398); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder (#101930); Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Glue Dots (#103683)



~amy~ said...

So the embossing and the bloom! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Lesley said...

Love that glittery leaf Patti! It really pops on the green!!! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Deanna Dean said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Pamela said...

I love the glittered leaf! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Patti! I love the sparkly leaves. The single rhinestone draws the eye right to the flower!

Nina Dee said...

Great card! I love the embossing! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Patti MacLeith said...

Gorgeous! Love those sparkles. Thank you for joining the Pals!

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and sweet! lovely card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a pretty card! The glittery leaves are gorgeous. I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!