Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunny Birthday Wishes



This card was designed based on a sketch from a sketch group I belong to called CardSketchesByZacksNana. My sketch partner is in Austrailia this month, so now my cards have gone "international"! Lots of fun!

I wanted to use fall colors, but still create a bright sunny greeting. I love this watering can image from Heartfelt Creations, so I used it for my focal point, and used shades of rust, yellow, and brown to create the fall mood.

Here's the result.



Note: Finished card size is 5" x 5"


Really Rust (SU!)6" x 12" scored at 6"
Autumn Meadows DSP (SU!)6" x 6"
Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
More Mustard (SU!)2" x 4"


Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)


HCPC 3305 Posy Patch Clusters PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
Birthday Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms)


Big Shot Pro (Sizzix)
Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Grand Plain Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
COPIC Markers (Imagination International)
Craft Knife (Cutter Bee)
Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
3-D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
Removeable tape (Scotch)
ATG (Scotch)
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)



To create this shaped card, cut a piece of rust card stock measuring 6" x 12", score at 6" and fold. Place the second-smallest Grand Nestabilites scalloped circle die just above the fold, and secure with removeable tape. Cut/emboss to create the card. Cut/emboss the designer paper using the smallest Grand Nestabilites plain circle die. Mount this on the front of the card.


Stamp the watering can image twice in black ink on white paper. Cut out one image entirely, and just the flowers of the second image. Stamp the large posy cluster image twice in black ink on white paper. Cut out one image entirely, and just the large center flower of the second image. Stamp the small posy cluster in black ink on white paper, and cut it out.

Color all of the trimmed images with COPIC markers. I used these colors:

  • Flowers: YR21, YR23
  • Leaves: YG93, YG97
  • Watering can: E33, E39

Mount the full watering can image in the lower right area of the card front. Use foam squares to mount the second set of flowers onto the base image. Adhere the two clusters of flowers to the upper left diagonally from the watering can. Mount the single blossom using a foam square, rotating it slight to alternate the petals.

Finish with Buttercup liquid pearls in the center of each blossom. The easiest way to make smooth centers is to squeeze a little out onto the blossom, and lift the bottle straight up to release the paint. As it dries, it smooths into pretty round, pearl-shaped flower centers.


While the flower centers are drying, cut/emboss a ribbon banner using dark yellow card stock. Distress the edges with brown ink and a sponge. Using the stamp positioner, stamp the sentiment on the banner in brown ink. Mount at the bottom of the card front using foam squares.

Thanks for stopping by!




Lisa this is gorgeous! I love the design, the stamps, the colors, the sentiment, I could go on all day long!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my goodness that is so pretty. Love the color. I saw this earlier on SCS and left you a little comment. Looking forward to working with you.

Allisa said...

Gorgeous Card...going to have to look into the Liquid Pearls!

Helen said...

Great card - colors, sentiment, etc. all wonderful!

Candy S. said...

I love the colors! This is one of my favorite stamps to color!

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