Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Colleen!

I made this card for my good friend and downline Colleen for her birthday today. Happy Birthday Colleen! Hopefully she gets the card today in her mailbox. Once I saw the Stamping411 sketch for this week I knew I had no excuse to play along. So I had some quiet time Saturday before we left for weekend plans and put this card together following the awesome sketch for this week. This is a sketch I could find myself using over and over. Here is the sketch:

I was also pretty proud of myself since I haven't stamped in a few weeks! I know the horror, but I have a bunch of good reasons.  ;-)  You see, we just got back from our annual big vacation so I was getting ready for that then away. I can say I will be stamping a lot in the next few weeks ... you see there will most likely be invitations to send since I got married while on vacation on May 6th and we are planning a party to celebrate. Then of course I already have a list of thank you's that I need to work on.  :-)

Anyways, back to the card. I went for a tropical feel and I think I got that by using Pumpkin Pie & Tempting Turquoise cardstock with the Cheers to You stamp set. I got to play with some markers and my Aquapainter for the image. I just colored a bit of each marker on a wood mounted stamp case and grabbed the color with my Aquapainter for a watercolor look. Be careful that the Aquapainter isn't too wet. I used the Big Shot for the background embossed layer and the scallop square layer. Then I finished it off with a faux bow and sentiment. I hope Colleen likes it!

Stamps: Cheers to You, Tiny Tags
Ink: Tempting Turquoise Ink, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry markers
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder, Scallop Square Duo die, Whisper White organza ribbon, linen thread, Brights designer buttons, jewelry tag punch, Basic Rhinestone jewels

Happy Stampin',


  1. Wooohooo, sounds like a big congrats is in order!! Your card is super cute, love the ribbon/button/tag combo with the yummy looking cocktail :)

  2. What a fun card! Love the bling, texture......heck, I love it all!

  3. So cute -- love the tiny tag! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen