January 18, 2012

Hi everyone!  Last night I finally got some time to try out my new clear mount stamp sets and  I ended up making this birthday card.  I need to rebuild my stash of birthday cards.  It seems as though I send out a lot of birthday cards in the beginning of the year.

I haven't been doing much coloring lately on my cards and so I decided to pick an image to use that needed some coloring.  I love coloring with my SU markers and this is one of my very favorite color combinations.

I started making my card by first stamping and coloring my image.  Then I cut my image out along the dotted line (using my scissors) and this way I was able to layer it on the pretty in pink card stock that I cut out using the same size framelit.  I used the next size up framelit to cut out the bashful blue layer then I ran my bashful blue layer through my big shot using the perfect polka dots embossing folder.

Then I just needed to assemble my card.  My designer series papers are from the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Subtles Collection.  I added some pretty in pink ribbon that I ruffled/scrunched by placing some sticky tape along my card and then folding the ribbon back and forth until I got the ruffled look I wanted.  This is a really neat way to use ribbon differently on any card.  I found that making ruffled ribbon workds best with a satin/silky ribbon. 

And the last few items I decided to add onto my card was a mini clothespin with a small piece of twine tied around it and then three basic pearls towards the bottom of my image panel.  I used one medium pearl and two smaller pearls on both sides of it.

On my photo below I wanted to show you a close up photo so that you could see my coloring a little better.  I hope you liked today's card!  Have a great rest of the day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Stamps: Apothecary Art
Card Stock:  White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Subtles Collection
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Twine, Mini Clothespin, SU Markers, Sticky Strip Tape, Scissors
Technique: Dry Embossing

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Barb said...

Patty--this card is soooooo pretty! I really like the new dies from SU--they do need to be on my club order next month. I also really like the ribbon and your coloring is perfect!

Melina said...

I have the new dies on my wishlist! This is gorgeous. love the colors and that ribbon is yummy! :)

Carolina Little said...

Patty, Love, love, love those soft colours, your colouring and the details. I have so many cloth pins and never knew how it would nice to use them, great idea!!!

Lela said...

Patti, you're so right, the colors are FAB and the scrunched ribbon is just perfect for this card! What a great Bday wish :)

Heather B said...

Oh, Patti! This is beautiful!!!! I love those colors!

Athina said...

What a beautiful card! Great job!

Becky said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous colors.

Tracie said...

Gorgeous card! TFS!

Kristina said...

I really like this card Patty! I was looking at that set in the mini. You did a great job, love that ribbon too!

Tracie said...

Very pretty!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love your color combo and the ribbon.

muscrat said...

Love the card and coloring!