Saturday, January 30, 2016

Beloved Bouquet Birthday Card

Have you ever met someone new and discovered that you had a lot in common?  When I first met Pat I found out that she goes to the church where my husband had been the pastor almost 40 years ago. Then I found out she knew some of our friends who live in Colorado. Finally, I discovered she was the nurse when my grandson was born at KU Med Center eight years ago. There were other "coincidences" but the important thing I appreciate about getting to know her is that we share a love for Christ, for family, and for crafting. Here's the birthday card I've made for her.

I thought I'd try another card stamped with the January Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet, using some bright, sunny colors.

Stamps

I used the Floral Embossing folder to make the background.  I stamped the rose with Sunset Ink on an old scrap of Creme Brulee. (I was sad to see that color retire.) I used pieces of the Kaleidoscope paper pack for stamping the leaves and cutting the tag.  I stamped the sentiment with Sunset using a stamp  from Balloon Wishes.  A strip of Pink glitter paper and some pink glitter gems (on clearance!) added the bling I wanted to keep the card bright and cheery. I found some amazing deals on clearance today that you may want to check out HERE.

 I cut the Creme Brulee heart border with a Martha Stewart punch. I used a circle punch to shape the tag edges. The green ribbon, button and twine are all old, retired CTMH products that I still love to use.

I hope you'll come back tomorrow to check out our team's blog hop. I have several projects for Easter using the soft and subtle colors of the Charlotte paper pack. You can find it HERE.

Thank you for visiting! I hope God helps you discover new friendships that will be a blessing to you both!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

All Sorts Week 348 - Bring on the Bling
Aud Sentiments Challenge #147 - anything goes
Crafting with Friends #13 -  anything goes
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies #11 - anything goes/ add a tag

Simply Papercrafts #22 - anything goes

6 comments:

Vidya said...

Loved the neon colours... Beautiful card! Thank You for participanting with Jade's Sparkling Butterflies (2 Crafty Girls)
Vidya (Jade's Sparkling Butterflies DT)
http://creativegossipgirl.blogspot.com.au

Vidya said...

Loved the neon colours... Beautiful card! Thank You for participanting with Jade's Sparkling Butterflies (2 Crafty Girls)
Vidya (Jade's Sparkling Butterflies DT)
http://creativegossipgirl.blogspot.com.au

Billie A said...

I am loving the tags and the flower. Great colors and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments.

Ameera Craft said...

Lovely bright colours! Thank you for joining us at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies challenge. Mary DT member x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, l like the sparkle across the top.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Bring on the Bling' challenge and good luck x Susan x