Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you are having a great Saturday!  I'm heading to town soon but wanted to get this birthday card posted right away so I can get it in the mail.  My dear friends birthday is coming up this week so I may get this card to her on time!  Surprise, surprise!!

I've used three different stamp sets for this card.  The first stamp is the most obvious, it's Wheelbarrow Marci from La-La Land Crafts.  Isn't she the cutest! She reminds my of my granddaughter Addy who loves to help me with yard work.  I've colored Marci with Copic Markers, paper pieced her boots and then added Glossy Accents(Ranger) to them for "waterproofing" (tee-hee).  I've also used Liquid Pearls(Ranger) to add dimension to the flowers and her overall buttons. 
The second stamp set is the sentiment from Penny Black (Friendship - "T For Transparent") this set has some wonderful sentiments! I've stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail STAX die to frame it out on Neenah card stock.
The last stamp set is the Prima Marketing Mixed Media Stamp by Julie Nutting to creat the flower background and I've used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and a Worn Lipstick Distress Pen (both from Ranger) which I used to accent some of the flowers directly on the stamp before placing it on the paper,then I used Bazzill card stock to mat the layer. I used Liquid Pearls in the center of the flowers of the background paper, it's real subtle and if I was to do it again, I'd probably not add anything.
The pink plaid designer paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket (Tea for Two Mini Bloc).

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  I've used one of the sentiments from the Penny Black Friendship set and the border punch is from Martha Stewart.

I'll be entering this card in the Sister Act Card Challenge #24

Thanks so much for visiting!

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 3:10-11



  1. This is just incredible! She's so sweet and I love the background you've created for her!

  2. What a fun and super cute card!! Love the way you colored your image and all the details you added not only in the front but also inside the card.


  3. Cute card. Love what you did - both inside and outside. Thanks for linking your card up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week.

  4. What a beautiful card- love that background design! And the inside is super beautiful (MUST remember to decorate the inside!!!!)!!! I love that little gal- she is super cute! Great coloring! I know your friend will LOVE this card:) <3

  5. Beautiful card and what a gorgeous coloring... Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&CC..

  6. Lovely card...thanks for joining Sister Act with such pretty creation...HUGS...SK :)

  7. Wow Natalie your friend is going to love it. Beautiful coloring, design and the inside is just as pretty! Love it!

  8. Such gorgeous coloring on this darling image. Beautiful colors to, and I love the layout. Love what you did to the inside to.