Sunday, 7 April 2013

Blue Birthday Card

A birthday card for an old friend I went to university with...
 I used the following blog challenges as inspiration:
Mojo Monday's Layout...
 also, Simon Says Stamp & Show 'Anything Goes' challenge,
Sweet Stampin's 'Scallops' challenge,
Shabby Tea Room's challenge to use blue, white/cream, kraft and a sentiment, 
Simon Says Stamp's 'Happy Birthday' challenge,
and Totally Gorjuss' challenge to include sparkle (it's a little hard to see in the picture, but the swirls are cut from glitter card, and the vellum butterflies have lovely sparkly flecks embedded in them.)
I used Melissa Frances papers (which I added blue Copics to, to get the shade of blue I wanted), and the resin swirl and corner elements are by Melissa Frances too. The cardstock swirls are from Sizzlits 'Label & Flourish' and 'Phrase, For you w/Swirls'.
The large butterflies are from a Stampin' Up punch, the leaves from a Martha Stewart punch, and the scalloped circles are from Spellbinders.
I added Liquid Pearl drops around the stamped sentiment.


(A little later...)
I was an 'Honorable Mention Cups of Tea' over at The Shabby Tea Room for this card!

8 comments:

  1. WOW! Beautiful. I love the soft, vintage colors and textures.

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  2. BEAUTIFUL WORK! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

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  3. Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous card with us in the Shabby Tea Room! The colours are so soft and pretty,love all the layers!

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  4. Wow! This is just stunning! Absolutely beautifully made! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  5. Great card thank you for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week. DebbieX

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  6. Hi Helen

    Fabulous card - the colour scheme is just lovely.

    Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will come and join in the fun with us on our next challenge.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

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  7. Hi Helen, I've finally found your blog- thankyou for the lovely card- what a nice surprise to come home to today!
    Take care,
    RebeccaXx

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    1. Hi Becca! I started making it late, and then took ages to post it too... sorry!
      I'm so chuffed to see you on facebook!!!

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