Tuesday, January 1, 2013

PSC60 - Metal Embellished Birthday

I want to wish you a Happy New Year and I hope you had a blessed Christmas and special time with family and friends.

The Perfect Sentiments Challenge is back after a lovely holiday. With the beginning of the new year it's a great time to replenish my card supply. Cards are such a beautiful way to greet your friends and family. I hope you'll join us for this challenge:


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The birthday card that I made has three different kinds of metal.

I actually made this card when I was picking up scraps from my table. That often gives me ideas for new cards. The middle of the floral design has a pewter badge button, like a brad, but it is self-adhesive, so it lays flat a little better. The gray sparkles are pewter rimmed. The sentiment is being held with a pewter pin clip.

I stamped the floral decoration twice. The "stitched" background was stamped with creme brulee ink. The sorbet design was stamped over it. I used large pieces of foam tape to adhere the image, which was perfect to stick the pin clip in so that it didn't poke out somewhere on the card. The image and the calico print have sort of a country or western look to me, so I included burlap ribbon and some embossed and sanded lines on the cardstock. I always cut extra pieces using the Cricut Artiste so the dark brown shape was there among the scraps.

I was about to throw away an old scrap - the end strip I'd cut off the My Mind's Eye paper with the logo and information, but the brown strip intrigued me. I just had to heat emboss my sentiment on that and attach it with the pin clip. 

May God bless you and yours in this new year!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Dutch Dare #197 - Celebration
Lady Anne's Friday Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Seeing Double (two of something - the pewter rimmed gray sparkles)
Eclectic Ellapu #10 - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles #152 - Anything Goes

6.5" x 5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Clementine" paper pack, (turquoise scrap from DCWV Christmas pad), (strip from My Mind's Eye paper from 2006) 
Stamps - CTMH "Clementine" workshop stamp set; (sentiment retired CTMH)
Inks - CTMH Creme Brulee, Sorbet, Clear
Accents - CTMH White embossing powder, Pewter Badge Buttons, Haunted Assortment, Pin Clip, Burlap Ribbon
Tools - CTMH Cricut Artiste, heat gun, bone folder with paper cutter to make embossed lines, CTMH sanding kit



Parables of a Crafter said...

This card proves the importance of holding on to our scraps! I like the natural feel this card gives and the multiple pieces of metal really make everything pop!

Cheryl said...

What a pretty creation from your scraps! Love the muted neutrals and that center medallion is gorgeous!

jan farnworth said...

very nice card love all the layers.

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is a pretty celebration card. Love the design with the flower, bling, texture and layers. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Kim said...

Very creative from scraps! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Desire Fourie said...

Vickie, this is beautiful and I love the earthy feel to it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Paula Bee said...

Love your card! The burlap is a perfect touch and I love your metal embellishments!

Dora said...

This is beautiful, love the style of your card, it's very elegant. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin and good luck xx

HelenR said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' :) Helen x