Sunday, August 11, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Welcome back!  Today I have a card that was made for three challenges:  A color challenge at Pals Paper Arts, a Sketch challenge for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, and the birthday card challenge at Moxie Fab World.

The color challenge at PPA is to use Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana. Lovely, soft colors that to me are decidedly feminine.  I went with a vintage/distress style using a long neglected stamp set, Thoughts & Prayers.

Markers were used to color the flowering branch, and then I pulled out my Stampamajig (truly this stamper's invaluable tool!) to make sure the sentiment was centered and level.  The flowers were glued to shapes punched from card stock, then adhered to the focal point.

Everything was distressed and then sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  It's a nice warm shade that really does a nice job of aging a piece of paper without overwhelming it.  A piece of Coastal Cabana Ruffled Trim was adhered under the polka dot scrap of designer paper.  It is such sweet ribbon and so feminine - love it!  Basic Pearls finished everything off.

Here are the links to the challenges:

Thanks again for popping by to take a look!  If you have a moment to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.  I hope the upcoming week is rewarding and enjoyable for all!



All products from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Afternoon Picnic and Venetian Romance designer papers.
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  Labels Collection framelit, Coastal Cabana Ruffle Trim, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle and Boho Blossom punches, paper flowers (Prima and Maya Road), Cutter Kit, Stampamajig, Basic Pearls


Anonymous said...

B-E-A-utiful! Just gorgeous - and your antiquing techniques are impeccable! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week!

Brian King said...

Stef - This is simply gorgeous! Your distressing of these patterns and papers is incredible. Goes well with the colors, too. Thanks for playing with The Pals Paper Arts this week.

Christine Blain said...

This is so pretty and sweet, Stef; beautiful job with the vintage-y feminine look!

Diane Roberts said...

Absolutely beautiful. The flowers are a wonderful finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at PPA this week.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Stef! I LOVE the paper roses and the pearls! Such a great vintage look! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

Cath said...

Hey Stef! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Mary Fish said...

Just stunning. Love the distressed details as well as the amazing flowers! Congrats on being a PPA Pick!

Mary said...

Great card Stef! Soft and sweet!

Terri Orr said...

Congrats on your PPA pick this week, Stef! Your card is gorgeous and absolutely deserved it!