Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Birthday !

Hello, it's Sue here and today I'm sharing a birthday card that I made for my 'mother in law'.


I started by making a frame using the Cabinet dies from thick cardboard. I then used the Wendy Vecchi Yikes Stripes stencil with white Embossing Paste (have you seen the new CHA releases from Wendy...gorgeous!)



I then painted the frame with green acrylic paint and used a darker shade around the edge.


I then blended Spiced Marigold Distress Ink over some white card and used the Dots and Stripes stencil with Orange Blossom Archival ink.


I then masked off the stencilled stripes and stamped the centre with the Vintage Tapestry background stamp again using Orange Blossom Archival ink. I then stencilled some numbers over the stripes using the Classic Words stencil and some script over the middle using Potting Soil Archival ink.


For the centre panel of the frame I've used the Daisy Art stamp set and stamped the flourishes with Fern Green Archival ink and the sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings stamp set.


The flower is also from the Daisy Art stamp set and I've stamped it several times with Watering Can Archival ink onto white card that's had green dots stamped on to it. I've painted the leaves using a Distress Marker and the flower has been covered with Festive Berries Distress Ink and then I've painted it with the Festive Berries Distress Marker. I've added a Type Charm, some lace and an ornate metal corner to finish.

Hope you've enjoyed today's project !
Sue
x

15 comments:

Giovana Smith said...

So pretty, Sue!! Love it!

toni said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the way you created the background using stencils and stamps, very pretty x

Karen Crossen said...

Wonderful card Sue! I just love the way you made the plain orange paper pop with all the stencils!! It looks like you bought it that way!!

Julie Steed said...

That is a stunning card, Sue! Love the rich, saturated colors. Yum.

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is gorgeous, my birthday is in July;0)

Redanne said...

I really love the gorgeous stenciled background you created on your very beautiful card.

trisha too said...

Wonderful birthday card!

:)

Sue Lelli said...

Love the BG you created Sue! Pretty flower, too! Fab B-day bard!

butterfly said...

It's lovely, Sue - the colours so fresh, and the corrugated frame works beautifully!
Alison x

Tracy Carrig said...

Beautiful work!

craftytrog said...

Lovely composition Sue! x

Dolly LaBelle said...

I love this card. So pretty.

Andiepants said...

This card is amazing Sue.

Broni said...

This is so beautiful, Sue! I really, really love the striped frame!

Micki said...

Gorgeous card. Love that frame and the flowers are gorgeous.