Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pam's Birthday Flower

I made this card for one of my oldest and dearest friends for her birthday today.  We are meeting tonight to have a picnic in the park to celebrate.
I used the Mojo Monday 301 sketch and colors from Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #53. I subbed Early Espresso for the Chocolate Chip and Gumball Green for the Wild Wasabi. 
I started by using some of my brand new stamps, Chalk Talk and Simply Sketched.  I love playing with new stuff and let me tell you, it feels soooo great to be creative again!  I havn't had a ton of time for stamping lately, so I'm GIDDY to be at it again!
I stamped the flower from Simply Sketched onto watercolor paper with Stazon Ink.  I watercolored with a blender pen, markers and ink pads.  I layered it under a Chalk Talk label that I had stamped with Early Espresso ink and cut out with the coordinating Chalk Talk die.  I punch the center out with my 1 3/8' circle punch and then layered an espresso piece after I punched it with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  This created a little frame.  I popped up the Chalk Talk frame with dimensionals and layered it over my watercolored flower after sponging it.  I stamped the For You in Early Espresso Ink,  punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch, sponged it and layered over a sponged 1 3/8" punched Pretty In Pink circle.  
For the background, I ran a peice of Espresso Core'dination CS through the Big Shot with my Fancy Fan EF, then sanded it lightly with a sanding block.  I added a chunk of pretty Gumball Green DSP and then a couple of DSP strips along the middle.  An Antique Brad and some Crochet Trim finish off this pretty little number.
Stamps: Chalk Talk, Simply Sketched
Paper: Early Espresso, Print Poetry DSP, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Fancy Fan EF, Crochet Trim, Blender Pen, Circle Punches, Antique Brad, Chalk Talk Die
Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Wow, wow, wow! This is just stunning, Jenny. You have used the sketch and the colours together brilliantly. I love the frame you created for the flower and the lace with the antique brad was the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  2. Jenny your friend will just love this! I love the sketchy flower and the antique brad with the lace-perfect accessories for our colours and the feel of your card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  3. Gorgeous card, Jenny! Love your dry sanded embossing and tags and the lace and button are perfect finishing touches. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  4. This is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  5. A brilliant card, I really like the design and the way you have used the chosen colours. It is so elegant and would suit many occasions. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM, hope we see you often. Caz

  6. Love your card! I've selected it as one of my Weekly Picks on my blog: You are really talented!

  7. Holy moly I'm in LOVE with this gorgeous card. I love how you combined those dies and stamps and elements. Very elegant and awesome. Your friend will LOVE it as much as I do I'm sure. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  8. That's really a great and wonderful card Jenny! Your friend will love it.. I love the touch of antique brad and crochet lace, Love it.. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)