Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happi(ness) Birthday card for the Stamp With Us challenge

This week's challenge on Stamp With Us is a theme challenge - to create a Birthday card.

Everything used is Stampin' Up! supplies. I decided to do a little colouring for this one. Using the flower strip from the Little Bit of Happiness (a Level 1 hostess gift with four different strips) I stamped with Basic Grey ink (for a softer look) onto Whisper White card and coloured with markers. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to extend the Happiness strip to the full width of the card. This was matted onto paper from the new Tea Party Designer Series Paper collection and then onto Almost Amethyst card, punched with the scallop edge punch. The Fabulous Friend sentiment from the Oval All set was stamped onto Whisper White card, coloured with markers and punched with the small oval punch. It was then matted onto Almost Amethyst card punched with the scallop oval punch. It was added to the front of the card with dimensionals. Interest was added to the top of the card by adding a couple of silver eyelets, threaded with Moss gingham ribbon.

The inside of the card was stamped with the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Sincere Salutations set. Using Apricot Appeal ink the flower strip was stamped across the bottom inside of the card. I think of the text, front and inside, as telling a little story.

Hope you're having a good Easter.

Keep Stampin'

Sara xx


Alison said...

That is so pretty, you've done a great job. I love the stamping on the inside of the card, too.

margaret said...

What a pretty and delicate card Sara. love the colours and the inside stamping.xx

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely card Sara!
The colours are very delicate!


Jo said...

Gorgeous Sara - your colouring is fab too.

Jo :)

yvonne said...

What a pretty card you have done here. love the bight sunny colours, and the colouring.. wow!!

Stampingcaz said...

beautiful Sara!


Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card Sara

Alex said...

Love the Sara, great job on continuing the design across the width of the card too :)

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Emma said...

This is so beautifully coloured Sara - a wonderful project.

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Hi Sara,

Please pop over to my blog,I have left you a little something.


Rosie said...

So pretty and I love how you've coloured the main image.

Kate Lewis said...

I just love your designs Sara! This one is no exception! Lovely colouring - such a pretty spring card, hugs Kate xx

AuroraDawn said...

Beautiful card Sara, lovely colours


Mrs Wonka said...

What a beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us at Stamp With Us!

Z x

JanJ said...

Beautiful card Sara, not surprised you were one of the 5 favourites this week.

All the best

Jan (JayJay on ILWS)

Sara said...

Thanks Jan. You knew before I did! I was just about to post a comment saying that you were very sweet but you had me mixed up with someone else and then I refreshed the SWU page and saw you were right. I'm so excited!! Sara xx

Sarah-Jane said...

Well done on getting top 5 faves! it's a lovely card,
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx