Monday, September 5, 2011

Belated Birthday- Three in One!


Hi Stampers! 
I hope all of you had a relaxing Labor Day weekend! 
My husband had to work part of today but we were able to enjoy some time together this afternoon (watching the US Open). 

You can never have too many birthday cards, so I created this card for The Paper Players PP62 Birthday Challenge using the colors from this week's Pals Paper Arts PPA109 Celebrity Color Challenge and the Just Add Ink JAI83 Sketch Challenge (you may notice that this card is a "Belated Birthday"- it seems as though I do tend to miss a few:-).  

The Big Shot made quick work of this card- a bit of Embossing (Herringbone and new Snow Burst EF), Die Cuts- 3” Originals™ Circle Die, Fun Flowers Bigz™ L Die (stamp the Calypso Coral flower with the background stamp in Basic Gray, run through the Crimper).  Add a few Punches- Decorative Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch and a few Stampin' Write Markers- Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red (use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Basic Gray marker) for stamping and the card was almost finished!  Finish off with some sponging, spray with Frost White Shimmer Paint, add a Corduroy Button and of course, a few Pearls.  If you have any questions regarding any of the techniques, please feel free to ask:-)

 Stamp Sets:  Just Believe, Flores suaves, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess) 

 Ink: Basic Gray, Stampin’ Write Markers- Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red

Accessories:  Big Shot™, 3” Originals™ Circle Die, Fun Flowers Bigz™ L Die, Herringbone Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch, Crimper, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Pearls, Frost White Shimmer Paint Spray (mixed with 70% alcohol), Basic Gray Corduroy Button (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a blessed week!

13 comments:

Nance said...

What a triple treat! Lovely take on all three challenges Julie! I love all the texture and the sponging adds such dimension! So glad you played along with us this week at The Paper Players! (hugs)

Nikki Spencer said...

This is absolutely stunning Julie, well done with the combination of challeges, they compliment each other beautifully.
Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Mae Collins said...

I like the various textured elements in this card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

Linda Callahan said...

Love how your flower image is in the spotlight! Beautifully detailed!

Sandie Conner said...

Love the colors and the layering, such a pretty card! Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, as usual, Julie! Lovely choice of colors and great sketch, too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Jodene said...

This is gorgeous Julie! I love your embellishments. Thanks for playing along at JAI this week :)

Julie Marshall said...

Beautiful card Julie! I love all these layers and they work so perfectly together. Great choice on the colors too. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is beautiful Julie. You combined challenges so well on this card. Paricularly love the way you stamped on your flower and all the dimension you've added to your card. Glad you could play with us at JAI.

Christine Blain said...

GREAT card, Julie! I love how you've used the colours, and the sketch. Beautiful details all round.

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, this is such a fantastic card. The layers, the texture, the distressing - ahhhh just fabulous. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players birthday challenge.

Anne Marie said...

Julie, I don't know how you do it! Always such a gorgeous, elegant design with so many wonderful details! I've had a tough time warming up to Calypso Coral, until I saw this! Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players for our birthday challenge!! :)

Louise Brown said...

Your card is beautiful. Love how you tied the colors together. TFS
~Louise

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