Friday, August 15, 2014

Birthday Rose

One always has need of birthday cards. This particular card was made with someone special in mind. Hopefully, she won't see it before I give it to her, but it's prettier in real life, so it will be ok. This week the challenge at Bloggers Challenge is birthday cards.
My background is an example of Tim Holtz's Faded Layers technique. I can't describe the process, but you can find Tim's directions in his Compendium of Curiosities book on page 58. This is the current challenge at Compendium of Curiosities 3 which, by the way is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.
The birthday banner is a Cheery Lynn die cut as is the border band. The rose is a Sizzix die. The bee and the letters are Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies. The stencils used are from Ranger (Dina Wakley and Tim Holtz).  The stamped rosebuds are from SweetStamps.
I am also entering my card into these challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs -- fun with letters; City Crafter -- roses; SweetStamps -- in the garden; Sweet n Sassy -- summery with die cut; Marks Finest Papers Colors challenge -- yellow, green, blue.

8 comments:

Corina said...

Nice vibrant card. Love the Banner Die - one of my favourites! Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs! Good Luck!

Cathymac said...

Your friend will love your beautiful birthday card, Barbara! Love the background…it almost looks like polished stone! Thanks so much for joining the SNSS Release Day challenge!

Stampsnob said...

The background is beautiful , the fly is UGLY (lol) but the card is wonderful Thanks for sharing at marks Finest papers Color Challenge.....Lis

sharon g said...

LOVE THE BEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great image. I need that die!!!!!

Candy C said...

Hi Barbars!!! Love your faded layers background on your card! So pretty and I love the colors! Matting the background on that green cardstock really looks nice, too. I love your layered bee...what is Stampsnob talking about?? haha Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, would this be for a certain someone who has a birthday this week, lol. Wonderful card, Barbara, don't you just love those fishtail banners? Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Gloria Stengel said...

That is awesome! What great dimension and texture! Thanks for playing along with us for the SNSS Aug. Release Day!

Stampsnob said...

Barbara Your lovely card won the color challenge t marks finest papers Come do the required email . Hope to see you weekly we enjoy your work...........Lis MFP