Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Very Pnk Birthday Card

My mojo has been lacking the last week . . . busy with the 8 week old German Shepherd puppies that have been going home to their forever families, dealing with nerve pain in my back (probably from puppy wrangling), and working 3 days as a sub!  Whew, glad the weekend showed up and I had a little time to play along with a few challenges and make a fun birthday card!

I started with the sketch from Cardabilities and went from there!

It is a 6-Bar card size, 5” x 6 ½”, so I started with pink and white marbled cardstock from my stash for the card base trimmed to 10” x 6 ½”.  Coordinations Black Magic card stock in pink was die cut on the pink side with Spellbinders Moroccan Accents and Moroccan Motifs for the scalloped edges and center medallion.  I really like that the die cuts coordinate, it was so easy using the set.  The black side of the same card stock was cut to back the scallops and sanded along the edges to bring on the bit of pink.  The black side was pressure embossed with Darice’s Damask Background and then sanded to distress and allow the pink to show through the card stock.  The center medallion is backed with a scrap of Provo Craft patterned paper die cut with Spellbinders Standard Circles Large.  Using both sides of the Coordination card stock is an excellent way to have perfectly coordinating colors to work with in creating a card. 

The sentiment banner is white card stock die cut with Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants.  Tsukineko Versa Magic Pixie Dust is sponged on the card stock then the Happy Birthday sentiment by Imaginisce All Kinds of Happy was stamped in Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black.  Polymer stamps are handy when you want the image in a particular place on a die cut!

All the layers are adhered together except the top medallion.  To finish the card I used fibers from my stash in light pink and Boxer silver wire.  The fibers and wire are adhered with glue dots and the medallion is adhered over the top with dimensional foam adhesive.  Ofray light pink ribbon was tied into a triple look bow with my Zutter Bows-It-All V2 and added to the top of the sentiment banner and adhered in place.  A few black pearl gem stickers by Die Cuts With a View are the final touches.

This card was inspired by and entered into the following challenges:


  1. Beautiful take on our sketch Neva! Hope your back feels better soon and the puppies are all taken care of! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!

  2. Neva, I really like all the embossing and die cuts on this, but I love that fiber - super cool! This is really, really pretty. How fun you got to spend time with some adorable puppies - I hope your back heals fast!

  3. Your card is lovely, I love the cute bow! Thanks for joining in with Cardabilities!

  4. Looks pretty in black and pink, pretty diecuts. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight and hope to see you again soon.

  5. A fabby card. Love the design and colour combo. Hope you're feeling better now. Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiments this time.
    Love n hugs
    PS. A new fun challenge will soon be up and running. :)

  6. Fabulous card. I really like the design on this and those fibers are so cute! Thank you for playing along with us at DRS Designs this week.

  7. Love this card! Thank you for playing along with Cardabilities :-) Good luck! Love- Cathrine DT

  8. The border on your lovely card is gorgeous! Thanks for playing Bingo this week with us at Bugaboo Stamps. I am holding thumbs tat your card comes up a winner in the draw. Please join us again soon.
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  9. very pretty in pink...thanks for taking the Scrap It Girl Challenge this month! I have one new puppy--can't imagine your truckload!

  10. Very pretty!! I love the borders and the fiber (yarn?) and the embossing. It comes together so nicely! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  11. What a beautiful card. Love the design and details. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it Girl.

  12. Such a pretty card! I love the pink/black/white combo. Thanks for joining us over at Scrap it Girl!

  13. So pretty! Love the embossing! Thank you for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  14. Very beautiful. Thank you for joining the challenge at Scrap It Girl.

  15. It is really beautiful. Thank you for playing with us - Scrap It Girl.


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