Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Birthday, Kathy!

Three of my sisters-in-law plus my sister have October birthdays so I decided to use two challenges for inspiration in making one of the cards.

On the card base, a panel of green cardstock was adhered. The inside of the card was decorated with DP that coordinates with the front of the card. On a panel of pink cardstock, embossing paste was used with a stencil to create texture for the background. An oval die cut lightly edge-sponged in pink was adhered. A banner was cut with a scalloped edge and backed with cardstock. A smaller banner

was cut, edge-sponged and decorated with tiny bows and pearls. The banners were slightly overlapped and backed with It was also stamped with little dots of ink the same color as the larger banner but it photographed differently. This was backed with foam tape and raised for dimension. Three additional pearls were added to the vellum oval.
foam tape to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped and die cut and adhered to a larger die cut in green DP.

The card is being submitted into three challenges:
1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #173

2. Color Throwdown #406

3. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge

Techniques: Stencil with embossing paste, stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamp: Stampendous "Soaring Sentiments"
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, SU! Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Pistachio Pudding
DSP: SU! from stash
Dies: SU! Framelits Label Collection
Misc.: Ribbon, pearls, Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste, Waverly stencil, Dimensions foam


  1. Lovely birthday card...your sister will love it! Thanks for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  2. How pretty! I love the row of little bows and your background panel is beautiful! Great colors and design. :)

  3. What a beautiful job, Mel-- I adore the layering, the bows and the pearls... great job! Lucky recipient! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts again this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  4. Love the medium you used on your stenciled background and how you used the same design paper for one of your banners and the sentiment label. Great interpretation of the sketch and nice color combination and embellishments...thanks for joining us at AHSC, and hope to see you here again for the next sketch challenge.

  5. Wow, this is lovely!! I adore those little bows!! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


  6. Great stencil texture! Thank you for joining AHSC this week.

  7. I love the background on this card! Very pretty.

  8. Super cute card, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  9. What a lot of work to create the background... Love these little bows and the detail on the banners. Beautiful card for a birthday :)

  10. Lovely card, I am sure it will be cherished, so glad to see you at HLS.