3.23.2010

Birth-DAY

Hello!

Hope your Tuesday is going well so far! It's pretty rainy and cold out here in the middle of nowhere, but I can understand after those past few days of sunshine and blue skies! :)

For this card, I was inspired by this fabulous designer, Ashley Newell, and THIS is the card that inspired me. Not exactly sure how I can go from her clean, crisp card to this slightly messy one. ;)


Inspired by these challenges...2S4Y Bonus Sketch (a rather liberal take), Simon Says Stamp (green is in pp and the swirls - I also used a Basic Grey alphabet), Cuttlebug Challenge, and Hero Arts.

And guess what?
I finally used my Hero Arts flourish stamp! Yes!

I have set myself a challenge of using EACH and EVERY stamp of the three HA sets I own before I buy another set. The only serious obstacle between me and a new HA stamp set was this flourish stamp from "Tree, Birds and Messages", my very first HA stamp set. I am not good with flourishes, but in the middle of this card, I casually said to myself  "Hey, I could use that swirl stamp.....
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HEY!"
 
Thanks for popping in and have a nice day FILLED with mojo! :)
 
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Birth-DAY card recipe
Cardstock: Cosmo Cricket
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Girl Friday"
Other paper: recycled chipboard, art paper
Stamp: Hero Art "Tree, Birds and Messages"
Ink: Martha Stewart
Alphabet: Basic Grey
Half pearls: E.
Ribbon: Michaels
Tools: scissors, adhesive, trimmer

16 comments:

  1. Love your card! The style is fab, as is the design! Such pretty paper and love the flowers hun!

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the details!:)

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

    Hugs, Tímea

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  3. Your card is stunning!! looks amazing, love the flowers and the flourishes.. did you cut those out.. cause they are so fine and perfect. WTG Clare.

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  4. So glad you've used this swirl stamp! Because it looks great on your card!!! I have the same Cosmo paper and really love the way you used it on your card! Your little flowers are super pretty!

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  5. this card is gorgeous! Love the butterflies! :)

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  6. Oh wow this is beautiful! The pearls are the perfect touch :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  7. wow! gorgeous card! LOVE your take on the sketch! i love it!! =) thanks for playing along!

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  8. Oh so sweet Clare, love those little flowers with the pearl centres - very pretty! Jo x

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  9. That's super cute and creative. I love it!

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  10. Oh my, this is gorgeous!! I love the little flowers & pearls. Messy? hmmm, messy doesn't come to mind. Love it Clare :)

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  11. Saw your pretty card on the CARDS challenge gallery - congrats on the spotlight!

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  12. Beautiful card. I just love your style.

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  13. It is a lovely card, and so springy! Thanks for being part of the Cuttlebug Challenge this week! Love the flowers on your card.
    BettyBee

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  14. Gorgeous card, Clare. Love the flowers... I'm also a fan of Ashley's cards (though I can never make anything close!!)..

    Hugs from India
    Smita

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