Sunday, January 13, 2013

La Belle Vie Birthday Card - Mojo Monday 275

I'm getting ready for my daughter's birthday next month with this card. I used a paper pack with a Parisian theme because she was able to travel to Paris four years ago. I'm hoping the card will bring back sweet memories of the sights and her friends there. Although time is nearly up, I couldn't finish the week without a card using the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

I stamped the Verve sentiment with Pansy Purple ink and sponged a little of that ink around the scalloped edges of the sentiment shape. All of the papers came from the same paper pack. The designer papers have "zip strips" on one edge that has a design on one side and identifying labels on the other. I mounted the zip strip on gold metallic organdy ribbon to go across the card which was inspired by the challenge at Come and Get It this week: tie a ribbon around it.  The flower was made by attaching a pink rolled satin rose on the middle of a prima flower. The flower and ribbon together fit the challenge at The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Blog this week. Together with this paper, I think they give this card a very feminine look. . . just like my oldest daughter!
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Charisma Cards #1 for this year - Happy Birthday (it's their 4th!!)
Come and Get It - Tie a Ribbon around it
Forever Friends January challenge - Birthdays
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop #18 - flowers and ribbon (both of my favorites to add!)
6.5" x 5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "La Belle Vie"
Stamp - Verve
Ink - CTMH Pansy Purple
Accents - Michael's Celebrate It gold metallic ribbon, Prima floral embellishment, Offray pink rose embellishment
Tools - CTMH 2" scalloped circle punch
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brenda said...

A really nice design Vickie and beautiful rich colours.

It's lovely to see you at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge this month, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent vintage card. Original style.Congratulations !

Thank you for having answered our invitation for the fourth birthday of Charisma Cardz this week !

Hugs from France.

Diane J said...

Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Monthly 'Birthdays' Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon. Your card is pretty and I really like the layout.
Diane x

Cazzy said...

Thanks for the info Vickie, I have passed it on to see if there is a known problem.

Cazzy x

Lisa xx said...

Such a pretty card, thank you for sharing this with the Forever Friends Monthly challenge

Shell B. said...

Wonderful card Vickie, love the designer paper!

Glad you found use for the challenge at Come And Get It, good luck!

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Debs said...

Beautiful elegant card - love the rich colour tones.
Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Claireliz said...

This is lovely, love the colours. Thanks for joining us over on Sarah Hurley this month.
C xx

Carol Christie said...

Beautiful card, I love the layers and the colours are very elegant :) Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog this month, Carol x

Karal Schuknecht said...

Beautiful card and I love all the layers. and your ribbon is beautiful. Thanks for playing along this week at Come and Get it Challenges.
Karal GDT

Sheryl said...

A beautiful card.
Great to have you with us at CHARISMA this week I hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

Heather said...

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fatmonica said...

It's beautiful.I love the rich colours.Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Sarah said...

Fabulous design!

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Laura said...

Lovely pretty card. Thanks for playing along in our forever friends monthly challenge!
Laura xx

Bettina L. said...

This is such a gorgeous birthday card and I love the vintage design with the layers. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx