Thursday, April 24, 2014

Flower Shop Birthday Card

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Things have been pretty hectic around and I have a lot of birthdays coming up and have been busy making some cards.  I saw this card on Pinterest and just fell in love with it.  I loved it because of its soft colors and of course the pansies.

I decided it was the perfect card for my daughter's birthday which is next week right after Rachel's.  She and I both love flowers - especially pansies.  We're always buying each other something pansies related.


Stamps - Flower Shop, Petite Petals - SU, Birthday Sentiment - Michael's
Ink - Pretty & Pink - SU
Paper - Pretty & Pink, Whisper White - SU
Accessories - Pansy & Petite Petals Punches, leaf die - SU
Embellishments - Pearls - SU

The card is A2 sized in Pretty & Pink with a layer of Whisper White 4" x 5 1/4".  The original card used a background stamp on this layer, but since I didn't have one I decided to randomly stamp my pansy stamp and make my own and then I adhered it on the base card.  Then I cut a layer of 4 3/4" x 5" in Pretty & Pink.  Using my cutting board, I cut out a square leaving a 1/2" frame.  I was really surprised how well this worked.  Sometimes I really do surprise myself!  Before adhering it to my Whisper White layer I cut out a piece of Pretty & Pink 1" wide and glued on a piece of 3/4" Whisper White for my sentiment.  The original card had a birthday sentiment but I didn't have one that fit that size, so I used a stamp "Just for you" that I had purchased years ago from Michael's $1 bin.  Love that bin!!!  I glued it on to the edges where I wanted it and then glued the entire frame on the card.  I then punched out 3 pansies and 3 petite petals to make my flowers.  I popped up my petals with dimensionals and placed my pearls in the center.  I staggered these on the bottom left corner and put some leaves in between them.

To finish it off, I stamped pansies on the inside sheet with my sentiment and I was done.  Did I say I really liked this card?   I really liked how this card turned out.!  Well, hard to believe the weekend is almost here - YEA!!  Rachel's birthday is next week as well, but I won' show you her card until after her party - she's always sneaking a look!  Rachel - you will have to wait!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

I submitted this post to SU-Only Challenges #95 featuring Flowers. and CardzTv Card Challenge #6 - Create a card for Spring.


laurie said...

I like that you finished the inside,too. I always forget... thinking I will do it later, then I'm in a hurry and don't give as much attention. I slap a verse inside and off it goes! But I'm going to try to be better at that and do a nice finish on the inside too.

I think your daughter will love this card!

Julie Gearinger said...

This is so pretty! Love your flowers along with the decorated inside and I am sure your daughter will love it as well :-) Thanks for playing along with us at the SUO Challenges!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so beautiful! Really a gorgeous design. I picture it in dozens of different colors, but the pink is so utterly sweet! Love it!