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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Birthday Blessings

Well I finally got around to trying a new type of card...I'm always wanting to try something new, but somehow never get around to it!  For all of you experienced card makers out there, this will seem a little silly to you!  I was ordering a new background stamp from Just Rite Stamps when I saw their Friday challenge to make an easel card. The only hitch...you had to use one of their stamps.  Well right now I only own one of their stamp sets..."Celebration Labels One & Bracket Borders One".  That's when I decided come hell or high water, I was going to make an easel card using that stamp set!!  So here is what I came up with...it took me about six hours...going back and forth about what papers, colors, etc. to use...but I thought it turned out pretty good!!  All the papers are from my stash as well as the bow.  Going from the back forward, here are the layers.  The large ivory die cut in the back is Spellbinder's Decorative Labels One.  I used the Celebration Labels One stamp with Memento's "Bamboo Leaves" ink on it. The rust colored paper was cut out with Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Two.  Next is a smaller Decorative Labels One die cut in ivory, stamped with the Just Rite Labels One sentiment in Memento's Rich Cocoa.  The "Celebrate" sentiment is from the same set, also stamped with Rich Cocoa.  The leaves were cut with My Creative Time's Piles of Smiles set, and I chalked the edges with brown chalk. Here are pictures of my card showing the front, side, and inside.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!




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15 comments:

Samantha Casey said...

Very pretty card! I love the die cut edges and leaves! Amazing job! Thanks for joining the Oozak Challenge!

-Samantha

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very pretty card.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Gale said...

Beautiful card. Great details and I love your die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges for Anything Goes and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

linda said...

this is such a pretty autumn card! the die cuts are gorgeous and the coordinating stamps are lovely. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
linda

Debs said...

Beautiful easel card - the die cuts are gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

brenda said...

Such a pretty creation and very effective use of the dies.

Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

kraftykaren said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge - and good luck!

Hugs,
K.xx

heather said...

Wow!!!! Stunning die cuts and card !

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love all the detailed dies

Krafty Girl said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

Berni Cuttino said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colors and all the little finishing touches. You have a great eye for detail.
Hugs
Berni
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JoanieMc said...

Beautiful card! I love the easel type and your die cuts and design are just perfect. Thanks for entering Challenges 4 Everybody.

Hugs
Joanie

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Fabulous card... it is so pretty and perfect!

Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S
~Sentimental Sundays

Regina Hamilton said...

This is a beautiful easel card. I love those dies.

Sandra said...

Love the use of die cuts.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
Good Luck x