Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello! I hope everybody survived the Big Winter Storm!
We had 8 inches of snow! Wow! It has been 10+ years since we have seen snow like that here in the Piedmont area. And now...the sun is out and the snow is beginning to melt. Yay!

And of course I took advantage of being stuck indoors! Craft I come!

I was inspired by the current Frilly & Funky Challenge
Your project must have hand-made flowers!

I made a birthday card for one of my co-workers!
And the fun part about this card, is that I used paper from a valentine paper pad. This is a page from the Cupid's Arrow No.14 (MME) 6x6 paper pad. There was a heart on this page, but I hid it with some flowers! The flowers were also made with paper from this same valentine paper pack. 
I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland die to cut out my flower petals. I misted the cut out petals with water and folded each one  around the tip of a paint brush. When they were nice and dry, I carefully pulled them back to their original shape. This technique gives the petals great texture. I then rounded the petals by curling them around the end of the paint brush. I put them together with a hot glue gun. The flowers are more aqua color INR, than what they appear in this photo!!
The red leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart Leaf punch.
The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder on a black tag which was cut with an Impression Obsession tag die.

Here is another view of my card on a gray background. I just wish the aqua flowers would show up better in these photos!!! Darn it!!

I'm gonna hook this card up to the Simon Says Monday Challenge-We Love Stamps, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Reverse Confetti
Paper: Cupid's Arrow No.14 (MME)
Dies: Tattered Flower Garland (Tim Holtz)
          015-F Tag (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing powder
                      Black & White Baker's Twine


Brenda said...

Oh I love this card Mackie! That little pop of red is gorgeous as are those flowers! Hugs!

Deborah Frings said...

Mackie - this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pop of red and the soft flowers!

I don't envy you 8" of snow! We've missed the big storm here (Michigan) and I think the forecast is snow free for a while. Yea!

Lisa Elton said...

PRETTY card Mackie, love the flowers and pop of color from the leaves! Isn't this a wacky wacky winter! We were SO excited to reach freezing today LOL!!! I never thought I would be happy with 32 degrees. But it's been in the teens and lower 20s for SO LONG UGH!!! Hope you're staying warm ;)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the big bold letters and your GORGEOUS flowers, Mackie! FABULOUS card! It should snow more often!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Mackie. Love the big letters in the background and those sweet flowers.

Deepti said...

This card is so pretty, I love the cluster of flowers over that twine and the way u differentiated "U" from rest of the words :)

Jenny Marples said...

Absolutely loving this card and those handmade flowers!!! Very elegant and stylish too with that colour scheme. Thanks so much for entering the challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Darnell said...

This is a beautiful zinger of a card, Mackie!! That paper makes a wonderful birthday backdrop by covering up the heart with your stunning flowers!!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Hugs, Darnell

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning card, the black and white is very striking and I love the tiny pop of red. The dimensional flowers are stunning. Wonderful backdrop and design. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is SO fun with the big alphas on here, Mackie!

Maria said...

Love the big letters in the background! Lovely flower, too, for this wonderful bday card!

Michelle said...

This is fabulous! I really like those flowers set upon that graphic background. The black and white color scheme is pretty snazzy too. :) Thank you for sharing your project with us this week. Happy Valentines Day from the gang at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! ~Michelle

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! Love the big letters and prety design!!

Evelyn S. said...

I do LOVE the graphic nature of this fabulous card! Flowers are so pretty, too. I might have to look at Frilly and Funkie again.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Mackie! Love the pop of red for the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Mackie! Those blossoms are AMAZING! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really striking card! Your flowers are gorgeous and look fab against you bold colours! thanks for joining us at Frilly and funkie x trace x

Cec said...

This is so striking. I love the black and white with little pops of colour and those wonderful white flowers. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.