Monday, April 28, 2014

Ariana Birthday Card

I never seem to have enough birthday cards around. Here's one I made that has what sounds like an Irish Blessing as the sentiment. Although this stamp set is quite old, I still love the silhouette flower images and sentiment. When I first got this stamp set I cut the long sentiment in half so it would fit better. I goofed and cut it one line too soon as you'll notice. Of course it still makes sense, but I didn't mean to break up the phrase.  Here's what it says:

May you have enough happiness
to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough trials to keep you human,
and enough hope to make you happy.
Happy Birthday!

The CTMH Ariana paper pack combines the red, pink, green, dark gray and blues to give a lot of possibilities for cards. I cut a tag using Cricut Design Space and I'm pretty sure it came from Artiste.  I turned it upside down so that the hole was under the ribbon. The retired stamp set I used is called "Treasure Life." I used Garden Green and Sky inks to stamp the leaves and flowers on the tag. I inked the lower stem/leaf portion with green first, then I inked the top flower portion with Sky blue ink.

I've made quite a few Ariana cards for our card workshop this weekend. Later this week I'll put them all in one post for my workshop ladies to refer to. 

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #69 - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Cut It Up #43 - Birthday card
Penny Black and More April challenge - Blossoms and Blooms
Pile It On #17 - Ink on Paper Stamping
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #129 - anything goes with uplifting message


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This is very pretty. You did a nice job with all that stamping, and I love the colors!

Thanks for linking to our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!

Karen Letchworth said...

VERY cute card with a GREAT sentiment. I hope you'll share it with us over at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed week!

brenda said...

What a beautiful creation with gorgeous Blossoms and Blooms Vickie, thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Quite a lovely card, colors and layout. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Abundant Blessings, Carole

linda said...

I love how you carried the stamping from the front of the card the inside. It's a lovely birthday card! Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More.

June Houck said...

So lovely, Vickie, inside and out! I am so glad you joined us at Cut It Up :)

Jo Ann said...

This is so pretty with the vibrant colors you used. Love it! So blessed to have you join our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again for a new Challenge that started today. Leaving you with God's Word in John 6:35, "Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." Hugs always...


Barb said...

Very pretty with nice design and colors. Thank you for joining us this week at Come And Get It Challenges this week. Barb DT

Sharla said...

Gorgeous card, I really love the stamped front and the sentiment! thank you for joining us at Pile It On!! :)

Amy Andrade said...

Beautiful card! I love your choice of patterned paper. I would love for you to check out my blog. I'm offering blog candy for followers. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

Anna Jasiolek said...

Your card is a fabulous example of good old stamping, perfect for our challenge at Pile It On. Thank you for joining in and don't forget to check on Wednesday who is the winner.
Anna xxx

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty creation and a beautiful sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For The Weekend, we hope you will join us again next time. Tracy DT.

purplecinn said...

What a lovely sentiment, showcased so nicely :) Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu - Purple