Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Birthday Card

Tomorrow is our daughter's birthday, so I needed to get her card made so Jon could stop in the morning (since I am too late to mail it) and deliver it.

I started with a 6.5 x5.5 card.  A piece 6.25x 5.25 coordinating card stock was punched with the Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch and then the new Mariposa paper was added.

This flower is from the JustRite Beautiful Blossoms Stamp set and was colored with the Copic Markers.
Flower Soft Nutty Brown was added to the center for texture and cut out with the Dahlia Nestie .
Happy Birthday was stamped, distressed and cut out with the rectangle scalloped Nestie and also distressed
to blend with the flower.

The Butterfly and other patterns  are part of the new Mariposa paper.  Isn't it beautiful?
Next time I think I would cut out the bottom of the cream card stock too so that it doesn't show through, but
this weekend is the Copic class and I have to get ready for the girls to arrive, so no time to change it now.  What are your thoughts on this?

Joan's Gardens
Paper --------------Mariposa Paper, Neenah Cream Paper and Card Stock
Ink-----------------Versafine and Memento Black
Flower Soft---------Nutty Brown
Spellbinders---------Dahlia and Rectangle Scallop
Copic Markers
May Arts Silk Ribbon


Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow Joan, this is so beautiful!! I love how you used the Dahlia nestie for the flower. Those butterflies are beautiful too. What a gorgeous card - your daughter is going to love it.

Judy said...

Joan this card is beautiful. The paper is wonderful.
I also love the Martha Stewart Punch.

Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Darlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! So much to look at and admire! She's going to love it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joan, what a beautiful card!
Your daughter will be thrilled, I'm
sure. (All good people are born in
March...mine is in 12 days! LOL)
The cream colored card stock looks
lovely as is. If you decide to
punch it out the next time you make
such a card, how about staggering
the red and white card stocks?
Either way, it would be sensational.

Sharon in MI

Debbie Nelson said...

Gorgeous card...love it and so will your daughter..the color is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Christine said...

Wow!!! Joan is is incredible! Your coloring is amazing!!

Thanks for sharing!


Cherie said...

Joan, This is stunning! love the gorgeous paper! I think I would leave the cream colored paper as it shows off the beautiful decorative edge!

Clair said...

Hi Joan, Happy Birthday to your daughter. Your card is amazing. I love all of it. The color and detail is awesome.

Unknown said...

awesome Joan, I love that you used the red from the Mariposa pack

Lenoria said...

I absolutely love it just the way it is, and I'm sure your daughter is going to love it too. I hope she has a wonderful birthday and I hope you get to share it with her!

marsha said...

Gorgeous card Joan! I've got to get some of this paper soon!

Tell your daughter I said "Happy Birthday"!


Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely stunning Joan, Lori will love it! Gorgeous papers, gorgeous card!