1.22.2010

2S4Y44 - Happy Birthday



Hi everyone! Hope you're enjoying your Friday... My daughter had the day off from school today, so it really feels like Saturday... LOL, I have to keep reminding myself that it's not!

This is the card I created using the most recent 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. It took me forever to get this finished... In between entertaining my bored 4 year old and our dog being overly sensitive and barking at every.little.thing that comes by, I also decided to be adventurous and try a copycat recipe for Olive Garden's Pasta Fagioli soup. LOL, I don't know how it's going to turn out, but at least the house smells yummy! :)

Have a great day and I'll be back tomorrow with my EtsyInspired Challenge post.

Instructions:

  • Create A2 card base using kraft cardstock.
  • Stamp background image with white ink.
  • Stamp flower/leaf image three times, color in flowers/leaves, then cut out.
  • Ruffle orange ribbon across center of card base.
  • Cut aqua CS to 3" x 3 1/4", and layer with white CS.
  • Draw three dashed lines for flower stems.
  • Cut strip of green CS, cut little notches for grass blades. Adhere to white CS, then ruffle with fingers.
  • Adhere flowers to white CS with pop dots, then attach leaves.
  • Apply a thin layer of Crystal Effects and sprinkle flower centers with glitter, shake off excess.
  • Apply Crystal Effects to aqua and pink areas of flowers.
  • Stamp sentiment in pink ink.
  • Attach image panel to card base with pop dots.


Supplies:
Stamps - Bby Button Bits, Background Basics: Petal Power, Handwritten Notes
Ink - Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz, Memento Black, Copics
Paper - Kraft, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Glitter, Crystal Effects, Summer Sunrise Grosgrain

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greetings Heather, This is such a fun and cheerful card. It makes me long for Spring when everything start to come alive. I love everything you share with us. Look forward to your next post.
Blessings,
Terri D.

Stamping Cafe said...

What a gorgeous and cheery card, love everything about it!!

Colleen Wold said...

Such a fun card! It's so bright and cheerful!!

laurafadora said...

oh how I love that background stamp and that ruffled ribbon sticking out! gorgeous:) soup sound yumm-my. hope it's good!!!!!!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous card, I love the orange glitter and the grass fringe.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This card made me do a Happy Sigh. I love it! You rock Heather P!

Michelle said...

Oh that ribbon effect behind your image panel is ca-ute! And I just love your flower centers!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Oh! GORGEOUS!! I really love you style! So glad i found you, and your blog! TFS!!

xoxo

Taheerah said...

Such a cheery card - the colours are great!!

Robin said...

I love what you do with ribbon! And I like that your background stamps flow so effortlessly - must take a bit of practice (I'm still learning). Great card!

Terri said...

What a cheery card! I especially like how you made the grass. I like to make soup too. If it comes out good would love it if you would share the recipe.

mom2christopher said...

Darling card! Love the flowers and your grass trim! Thanks for playing this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

Cathy Weber said...

Really pretty card. I especially love the petal power background. What are crystal effects? Did you use prisma glitter? I am going to become a follower to your blog. I really like your style of cards. Check out mine that I just started a few weeks ago if you have the chance.
http://emptynestcrafter@blogspot.com

Jennifer K said...

What a darling card!

Jacynthe said...

So cute!! Such fun & bright colours!!
Share your recipe soup next time? :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Loooove this, so so pretty!!!

Lisa H. said...

just adore that you used this stamp this way-no buttons! cute card, for sure!

kolling143 said...

This is just so pretty!! This stamp alone was the main reason for me buying this set!! I LOVE that flower!! BTW, your background rocks!

Sharron said...

What a fun design! Love the flowers--so bright & cheery. Great idea to use the orange glitter. Your background looks wonderful too--another great background set and perfectly stamped.

Lori said...

Heather I LOVE this card!!! It is so pretty and gives me a happy feeling!! :)

Angy said...

can't wait to get the Baby buttons set. I got it just for those flowers. let us know how the soup turns out - that is one of my favorites.

Rhonda said...

Love the colors! Makes one wish for spring.

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

j'adoooore, tu es une vraie source d'inspiration ta carte est fabuleuse

BethieJ said...

Heather your card is WONDERFUL!!! So cant WAIT to ink up this set!! Have a GREAT day!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I just love this, Heather! The glittery flowers and colors are perfect!

Kim said...

What a fabulous card! I love everything about it but the grass really caught my eye, as well as the cool background.

ScrappinAway said...

Congratulations on being card of the week! This IS fabulous!

Janelle said...

Love the way you did the ribbon. Congrats on the win! By the way, I've visited you many times but am finally putting you in my Google Reader. Don't want to miss a thing! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

Lisa aka Myran said...

It's amazing Heather! Congrats on winning this week at 2S4U!

Heather said...

Congrats on winning the sketch challenge. Your card is awesome! Love the stamped background image.

kimmie_35 said...

Congratulations on winning Card of the Week... lovely card!

Rose Ann said...

I love your pretty, glittery flowers..and your grassy is so fun!! Love this!!

Angie Tieman said...

Whoo! HOo! Congrats on your win!! Totally fabby card!!

Nerina said...

This card is utterly delectable! Love the little bit of ruffley ribbon - and the 'grass' strip - gorgeous details!

Cheryl Nelson said...

this is sososoooooooo fabulous!! congrats on the card of the week!! so well deserved!!

Sharron said...

Just saw you won Card of the Week! Congratulations--it is very well deserved--love your card!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh I just saw this on SCS - and have to say this card is AWESOME! Love it!