Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Birthday

One of my very best friends had her birthday this Sunday *if you read this Happy Birthday again*.
 So I made her a birthday card. I was really inspired to use turquoise because it is one of her favourite colours. So I used it in the background.

The background was made by using 2 different dylusion spray ink tones. I wanted it to have a very luxurious feeling so I stencilled some Golden Glass Bead Gel onto the background. And I let it air dry, I like the result the best when air dried.

As a focal image I chose the birthday cupcake from the Tim Holtz CMS153 Birthday Blueprints clingmount stamp set. She likes to bake so it was so obvious to choose the cupcake. I stamped the image on watercolour-paper and coloured it in with Distress Markers. As I wanted to continue the luxurious look I embellished the image with my stickles.
To finish it all I mounted the background on a card and added the focal image together with some ribbon and a little "Happy Birthday". 

I lined the interior with some light cream paper that I very slightly edged with some vintage photo distress ink and on the left side of the card I added a birthday sentiment stamp. The right side I left empty to journal in some words and wishes for my friend. 


 

Thank you for reading my post. 




6 comments:

  1. Carolline...such a pretty birthday card! I love your background you've created. Love the greens, blues and yellows! Those gold beads also look amazing! The blueprint cupcake is a great focal point! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  2. This is such a perfect card for someone who loves to bake! You have created the most beautiful background too. I also love the way you used the cupcake on your Tim tag. Anne x

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    1. Thanks, it is indeed very nice to use this stamp for people that love to bake. I'm so happy with this stamp set, it made my birthday cards so much easier :)

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  3. Gorgeous Birthday card! I'm sure your best friend loved it! The background is stunning and love the color combo. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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    1. Thanks, indeed my friend loved it. I tried to use the colors that people love in my cards, it makes it so much more personal.

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