Monday, August 15, 2011

Quick and Easy Birthday card.

     I have a personal, ongoing challenge  called "look what I found in my stash"  where I'll go thru my stash of paper or embellies and see what comes up for air. Today, I found this super-cute, shimmery birthday-themed paper from Heidi Grace.  And it worked perfectly with the theme for the current Victorine Challenge (#14), to create a birthday card. 
     I used the current sketch for Card Patterns (Sketch 128) to create the card, but I simplified the layout a little to take advantage of the sparkly paper.
     Stamp is from Clearly Defined. Cupcake is stamped in Ranger Stream ink, colored with pencils and OMS, and I used a spica pen to add a little glitter to the candle and flame. My stash also coughed up some ribbon that sort of coordinates with the paper.  The blue layer has been thru the Swiss Dot folder to give it a little texture and match the dots on the other elements on this card.
     As a member of one of the online stamping groups I'm in always signs off her posts -- May we live long enough to use up all our stash.


  1. I really love this! I'll have to make some girlie birthday cards using this as inspiration....adorable!

  2. Yummy! Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing with Card Patterns this week!

  3. I ADORE your personal challenge of "stash discovery!" SERIOUSLY! I move that we all use our "leftovers" and table top casserole more often! GREAT job! This stunning little creation makes me happy on MANY levels! Thanks for sharing your fun mojo with Card Patterns!


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