Friday, June 22, 2012

Bright birthday

Thank you for visiting - I trust you feel welcome here in my corner of blogdom.

Today I am sharing a birthday card - I am happy with it, and it was easy to make as it basically did what I had planned - not all my cards do that!

My starting point was the dp - it was a scrap left over from another card from a sheet off the Kaiser Miss Nelly stack.  The blue base card matches the blue in the stripes perfectly.  I then made my own dp for the top panel using an old stamp (one of my originals) which I have no idea where it has come from as it is unmarked.  

This is a close up of it - it is a beautifully detailed rose.

The sentiment was stamped in the same blue ink and cut using the 3rd largest  Floral Oval SB die.  I sponged the card before removing the die.

After assembling the card base I added the adhesive ribbon and then the diecut, added some clear rhinestones and the layered flowers.

As a final detail I decorated the inside with a scrap of the dp and a couple of roses stamped off the edge.

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Thanks for visiting - may your day be blessed.

Card Recipie:
Card: Blue and white
Paper: Kaiser Miss Nellie
Stamps: Happy Greetings (retired) Layers of Color by Nina B, Rose - unknown
Ink Memento Danube Blue
Accessories:ribbon, rhinestones, Kaiser paper Flower (white) Prima Flower (Blue), SB Floral Oval


Lovely Linda said...

Fabulous Maxine - I love it when it all comes together so well! Great job - this is a great birthday card my friend. {{{hugs}}}

Elizabeth said...

Cute colours!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, great use for scraps hun & I love the stripy paper!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, Delightful Challenges & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful card. Successful vintage effect. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Shelia said...

Such a darling birthday card. And way to go using up the scraps. I tend to leave them laying around the desk, instead of being creative and using them up. Thanks for inspiring me to do better!! Thanks for joining the DRS Designs challenge this week!

Darlene said...

Great job Maxine! Love how you've used the rose stamp ... inside & out!! Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Lovely card, Maxine! That flower is pretty and makes a great background paper. I've always loved that Happy Wishes stamp set that Nina designed. Have a lovely weekend!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card. I love the rose stamp. It all goes together so well. The die cut for the sentiment is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Looi said...

That's realy a beautiful rose, great card!
Thanks for playing at 365cards

Helen said...

Lovely card, especially the bling. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Helen xx

Becky said...

Fabulous card Max, I love the blue.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card lovely colours....thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design big hugs Jo xxx

Jenni said...

Love the bright summer colours - perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenges this week, hope to see you again soon.
Jenni x

Carol said...

Beautiful card Maxine, great design. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x