Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Wishes Just for You

Hope everyone is having a glorious Sunday! I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week!
I am excited because my son will be visiting! And, of course......GREAT FOOD!

Welcome to Week One CR84FN Color Challenge 43

Speaking of great things, don't you just love the color selection that we will be working with for the next 2 weeks at CR84FN! ( Yes, I am still the Guest Designer! and lovin' it!) The colors are so warm and cozy. Green is another one of my favorite colors!
And I think the sentiment is wonderful! It makes such good sense! I'm gonna try to remember that when I start wishing I had a bigger house, etc.....

On to my card...

 I used the Viva La Verve November 2011 Sketch Week #2  designed by Jackie Pedro.

The gorgeous DP papers are Blossomwood (K&Co). The browns and creams were so beautiful. This sketch called for many layers and I felt this DP would be perfect for that. 
I used many different dies to achieve the different layers.

The sentiment is stamped on cream card stock that was cut with a Circle die (Spellbinders). Before I lifted it out of the die, I sponged the circle with Pear Pizazz (SU) ink. I then spritzed it with Champagne Mist (SU)(which I had mixed with alcohol and put into a mini spritzer bottle by Ranger) 
The sparkles do not show up very well in the photos, but IRL it has a very pretty effect.
Then I stamped the sentiment - Making a Statement (Verve).

After inking and assembling all the layers, I tied a bow with  Mistletoe Seam Binding (My Craft Spot), and added some brown mini jewel brads (American Craft). You may also notice the paper piercing around the back panel.

Please go to the CR84FN Color Challenge  site
and check out all the wonderful creations from the other fabulous designers!
You will be so inspired !!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Making a Statement (Verve)
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Champagne Mist +Alcohol (Stampin Up)
Dies:  Fancy Labels (Sizzix by Stephanie Barnard-Stamps of Life)
                            Circles, Lacy Circles, Floral Doily Motif (Spellbinders)
   Double Ended Banners(Paper Trey Ink)
Accessories: Seam binding-Mistletoe (My Craft Spot); Mini Jewel Brads (American Craft)


Deborah Frings said...

A fabulous card - love all the layers and textures and you can see the shimmer in the photo! This is a gorgeous birthday card!

Suzanne C said...

Very elegant! Lovely use of the sketch! Such a beautiful layering of the colors. perfect background paper too!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh dear Mackie! What a gorgeous Birthday card! Such beautiful patterned paper and I love all the layered die cuts!

Unknown said...

Beautiful birthday card, Mackie! Love all the wonderful layers and great take on the sketch!

Andrea M said...

My goodness Mackie! This is BEAUTIFUL! Love it - so many gorgeous details!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Very pretty Mackie! Lovely layers and you've done a great job with the sketch!

Suzanne Russell said...

I love all of the die cut details and the use of the colors is beautiful! Great card. :)

Vee said...

Elegance,charm, and those colours are so in tune with each other, Hugs Vee x

Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, LOVE this background paper! It just ties it all together! LOVE the frame and that FAB bow! All of the layers are delightful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab BD card, wonderful use of the sketch!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers! Is this Ever Gorgeous! I am loving the Fabulous dp's and layers! So Pretty Pretty! Love this! 8-)


Kate said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the colour combination and the My Craft Spot seam binding is fabulous on this card!