May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!!

I really must try and bulk up my stash of birthday cards.  Birthdays have been catching me off guard lately, so I thought I would try and create a card that was easily mass produced so that I could get a little ahead of the game.  This rather simple layout, combined with FABULOUS Die-Namics dies made this card a breeze to create!  I think it would be fun to change up the colors and papers too for a more masculine look!

Using the Well Worn Label Die-Namics from My Favorite Things, I cut three different patterns of Cosmo Cricket UPcycle for my focal point.  I stamped "Happy Birthday", from More Essential Sentiments, also from My Favorite Things, onto the graph paper paper and then sponged all the edges lightly with black ink.  I created three roses from Black Felt using the Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics and added a Swarovski Crystal in the center of each.

The background panel of Fossill Cardstock was embossed with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder and I sewed all of the patterns on my sewing machine.  Before adhering the focal panel and roses, I added a Crystal Flourish for even more bling.

For the inside, I used some more UPcycle paper, and added a border with the Simply Scallops Die-Namics.  Another sentiment from More Essential Sentiments, "Enjoy Your Day" and two more Swarovski Crystals finish off the inside.


Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card:




Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Recipe:
Stamps:  More Essential Sentiments from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Fossill (MFT), True Black (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and UPcycle (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Well Worn Label Die-Namics, Simply Scallops Die-Namics, Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, My Favorite Felt - Black, Rhinestone Swirl, Swarovski Crystals, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape

Jodi

8 comments:

  1. ohhhhh the black roses are gorgeous!

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  2. Amazing how much a small thing like stitching can give such a professional look. Great bling!

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  3. Love those mini roses in black! Fantastic girl!

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  4. This is stunning! You are soooo rockin' the black/kraft combo w/ those splashes of green and purple!

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  5. The simplicity of this is STUNNING my friend!!!!!

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  6. rich and dramatic in color, dp, and detail.....a great card to add to your stash

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