Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

For my project today I am sharing the birthday card I made for my mom who's birthday is later this month. My card base is a cream card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. All of my paper is from the Secret Garden paper pads by Graphic 45. I used papers from both the 8" X 8" and the 6" X 6" paper pad. I cut a purple mat at 4" X 5 1/4" and then cream paper at 3 3/4" X 5". Next I cut a mat using my Silhouette Cameo. I cut the shadow at approximate 3 1/2" and the base layer at 3". I ran the cream scalloped through my eBosser and embossed it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. (If I could only have one embossing folder the Swiss Dots folder would be my choice. It is so versatile.) I inked all my mats with some Tea Dye Distress ink and a sponge dabber.  I had a piece of cream lace with pearls on it that I used a paint dabber to apply some of the Tea Dye distress ink to.  I applied the lace to my card with some Scor-Tape.My dress and hanger are a Memory Box die. (No Kim can't get these yet, but I keep asking her! One of these days soon I hope she can). I cut my Hanger from some Kraft card stock and then inked it with some of the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. (Distress Stain is a special order item, but don't hesitate to ask). The pearls I added to the waist of the dress are some I cut off from the lace. I adhered the dress to the scalloped mat with some foam tape. I cut 6 flowers using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge and inked them with some of the Shaded Lilac distress ink. I used my Petal Roller by Imaginisce to make my roses. I hot glued the layers together. My leaves were cut at 1" and are from the  Flower Shoppe cartridge (Heart). I inked my leaves with Peeled Paint distress ink and a sponge dabber. I also creased the center of the leaves and inked them with the Peeled Paint distressed ink to create a center vein in the leaf. I adhered the flowers and leaves to my card with some scotch quick dry adhesive.  I added a pearl to the center of one rose using some bisque liquid pearls.  I stamped my sentiment with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink. Lastly I added a small butterfly from my stash.


  1. So very gorgeous! YOur mom is going to love it1

  2. Your card is so beautiful! I love the embossing, colors, the gorgeous flowers and the sweet little dress on the tiny hanger!

  3. Such a sweet card! I love all of the extra special touches to everything.
    Thanks for sharing,

  4. Just gorgeous, Deanna! Love the colors and the way your card is layered. Beautiful flowers and the dress and hanger are perfect!