Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Clean and Simple Inspired

This weekend I had a family function to attend that consisted of several birthdays and a going away celebration.  I spent most of Saturday making cards to give to the special guests.

This card was made for my niece who was celebrating her 23rd birthday.   I really like the way this card turned out.  It’s simple and, in my humble opinion, it’s pretty.  She liked it, too.

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I embossed the rose cardstock on the top and bottom with two different embossing folders.  I also used my sponger to lightly sponge some rose Tim Holtz distressed ink over the top of the embossed words on the bottom portion of the card.

 

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I added some ribbon to cover the seam between the embossing on the top and the bottom.  I colored the cupcake with my copics (R81, R83, E35, E37) and used dimensionals to pop it up.  I used Recollections Snow White embossing powder to emboss the word birthday on a rectangular piece of brown cardstock and cut triangles out of the ends to make a flag.  I curved the flag with a pencil to give it some dimension and adhered it to the card.

Supplies:

  • Inkadinkado Cupcake Stamps
  • Cupcake Ribbon from Michaels
  • Cuttlebug Folders (Happy Birthday Words … not sure the name of the other one but if you know, please tell me so I can credit it.
  • Michael’s Recollections Solid Cardstock – brown and rose.

This card is based on the following sketch found at the Clean & Simple Stamping blog…

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I’m entering this card into the following challenges:

Clean & Simple – Sketch Challenge (see above sketch)

Card Makin’ Mamas – Clean & Simple, no bells, no whistles

Daring Cardmakers – Embossability challenge

Joyful Stamper – Anything Goes

Simply Create Too – Anything Goes, digi only

Totally Papercrafts – Embossing Time

Copic Marker Europe – Anything Goes with copics

Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes

Simply Create – Anything Goes Linky Party

10 comments :

  1. Well Sharon, I like it too! The idea to use the two different embossing folders is perfect. I think I have that folder and have never used it....going to have to CASE this one if you don't mind. :)

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    1. I don't mind at all. I'm heading over to CASE next :-)

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  2. Beautiful card Sharon, thank you for entering our challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Hugs
    Chris x

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  3. This is fabulous Sharon. I love the way you used embossed card for the background and the cupcake finishes it off brilliantly. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

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  4. Love it!! Very smart to use 2 different EFs on the front panel, and then sponging the bottom one to bring out the words! That ribbon is perfect with the image too! Great card, Sharon!

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    1. Hi Darlene, Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are appreciated.

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  5. Really pretty, I love the design and the colours. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

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  6. What a pretty card for your niece! Love the delicate rose colour.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

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