Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Birthday Card

I sent this birthday card to a very good friend of mine and I thought you might enjoy seeing it.
I started with a top folding 5.5x5.5 card. I cut a piece of the DP the same size and then cut a strip going the opposite way about 1 1/2 inches wide using the scalloped edge of the paper.

I then scored it with my Scor-It right along the top of one of the stripes allowing me to bend it up for a canopy effect. I stamp the flower image in black on cream colored card stock. It was cut and embossed with the Labels One Nesties. A trick I learned from Sharon Johnson was to sponge the image before taking it out of the die. This gives you a nice crisp border.

After attaching a black velvet ribbon to the striped paper, adhering the canopy, and using foam squares to pop up the image, I glued it all down on the card stock with my Glue Glider. I love the effect the dimensionals does to finish off a card.

It was time to add the sentiment. I stamped it and then cut and embossed it with the small Oval Nesties and cut out a black scalloped border with the Scalloped Oval Nestie. This too was attached using the foam squares.

Black Kaiser Pearls were added on top of the canopy, along with a black butterfly to give the card the needed embellishments.

Paper------------------------Hobby Lobby, Neenah Cream Color Card Stock
Punch-----------------------Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Foam Squares--------------Therm O Web
Spellbinders---------------Oval Petite Nesties, Oval Petite Scallop Nesties, Labels 1 Nesties
Ink---------------------------Versa Fine Black
Stamps----------------------Nostalgia by Inkadinkado
Kaiser-----------------------Black Pearls
May Arts--------------------Black Velvet Ribbon


Anonymous said...

A very beautiful birthday card Joan, I'm sure the recipient will be thrilled with it!

Anonymous said...

I adore "all things vintage" and this is my idea of vintage heaven. Truly lovely! Thank you for sharing Joan.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Just got those Nostalgia stamps at the store yesterday and I am fighting not to buy a set for myself! LOL Joan, this is GORGEOUS! If it's for the birthday girl that I think it's for, then she will LOVE it!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Thank you, Joan, so much for sending this beautiful card to me!!! I can say it is GORGEOUS IRL. That canopy effect is just lovely, and your paper is FABULOUS!!! I just love it, Joan, and I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Joan, I loved this card. So many "features". I enjoyed our chat yesterday and look forward to receiving more "toys" from you. I hope you are staying in and warm.
Rita Crabb

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Joan this card is so lovely and elegant what a lucky friend to receive this card. Hope you have a wonderful day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Mary said...

Your card is so pretty and so very elegant. I love it. I'm sure that your friend loved it too.


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Joan!! I love it!

Darlene said...

LOVE this birthday card! I MUST give this technique a try ... looks so great! How'd I miss that posting at Sharon's??? Sure glad you shared it!!

Dawn said...

I just stumbled onto your blog, and wow, your work is great, and you enable a lot...I love it!

This card is stunning.. trully stunning!