Friday, January 28, 2011

Birthday Card

Remember this envelope from a couple days ago?  I finally got the rest of the card completed and ready to share with you - just in time for my sister-in-law's birthday today.  Happy Birthday Erin!

I think that sometimes we are our own worst critics.  I really wasn't happy with this card when I completed it, but it is starting to grow on me.  In hindsight, I think I would have switch the solid yellow paper with the larger flower patterned paper.

This is a 5.5-inch square card.  The yellow square is 5.25-inches.  The next two layers are the tag and tag shadow from the cupcake button on Gypsy Wanderings cut at 5-inches.  The cupcake and shadow were cut just slightly smaller than 2.5-inches; I was simply trying to make it cover the cupcake outline in the tag, so I was resizing it with the Gypsy.

All paper for this project came from The Sorbet Stack by DCWV.  The edges of the cupcake were inked with jet black StazOn ink.  The frame and yellow square were inked with pastel pink Cat's Eye chalk ink.  I added dimension by using foam tape to attach the frame as well as the cupcake.

And, finally, the inside...There is another 5.25-inch square that is inked in black. with the Happy Birthday phrase and shadow  cut at 2-inches (I think).

So, there's my card.  It's the first I've created in awhile and definitely the first I've used my Gypsy to design. 

This card is being entered in My Pink Stamper's birthday challenge and the Craft Your Passion challenge #42 to use two patterned papers.

Hope you have a great crafty day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great Birthday Card. You can never have enough birthday cards!

PenLight said...

Hey great card. Good to see you back again.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Super cute card and love that you decorated the envelope to go with it! I'm a new follower now YAY!! Have a fantastic weekend!

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge blog. Good luck !

Jarna said...

You are being so hard on yourself. I think it turned out really cute!

Anonymous said...

Love you choice of colours.Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Staying Crafty said...

It turned out so cute :)

JustYolie said...

Adorable birthday card. I'm your newest follower. TFS!


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