Monday, April 20, 2009

A Very Special Day!

Good Morning! Today, is a very special's my sister's birthday! So, I'm sharing the card that I made for Dianne's birthday. I had made Laurie Wilson, our CDS Design Team Coordinator a birthday card using another A Muse "Elzybells" stamp, and Dianne just loved the "Elzybells". So, I had to grab another "Elzybells" stamp to create her card. I chose this one called "Hugs", because it reminded me of us. Awww! Dianne is the blonde and I'm the brunette (although it looks like I'm losing my hair, which I'm known to do with this menopause! LOL).

I used the Nestabilities' largest square scalloped die to cut the front and back and cut another piece of matching white cardstock to 3.5" wide x 7" high, gluing that to the outer scalloped front and back panels. Some of Dianne's favorite colors to wear are red and green (not necessarily together) and that's why I chose this cute "Twitterpattered" Designer Paper Collection as the basis for the color scheme. I'm in love with that Martha Stewart dot/eyelet border punch! Can't you tell? I'm reaching for it incessantly! LOL I've posted a photo of the stamped interior of the card above, as well.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIANNE! I hope that your day is filled with much joy and blessing! I love you!

Stamp Sets Used: A Muse "Elzybells - Hugs" Main Image and Sentiment & Clear Dollar Stamps "Moose Friends" Stamp Set
Cardstock & Papers: Imaginesce "Twitterpattered - Lady Bug Ball" Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin' Up! Bashful Blue Ink
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular & Scalloped Square Dies, Martha Stewart Dot/Eyelet Border Punch, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Sewing Machine, Thread, Adhesives, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Pebbles Ribbon, Karen Foster Button/Brad. Copic Sketch Markers; RV23 Pure Pink, RV29 Crimson, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y26 Mustard, YR24 Pale Sepia, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss, G82 Spring Dim Green, E25 Caribe Cocoa, G31 Brick Beige, Signo White Gel Pen, Cloud Template, Tsukineko Sponge Dauber.
Techniques: Basic Stamping, Masking, Sponging, Paper Piercing, Machine Stitching. Copic Coloring & Blending.


peggysue said...

I am glad you included the button source. So cute! The scalloped button matches the scallops around the card edge and the flowers, all so very well coordinated.

Erin Bigler said...

OMG, Linda...I just today purchased these exact same dp's at my local stamp store...Too funny! And this card is so adorable, it's great inspiration!

Cassie said...

Linda, this is wonderful! I love all the colors you chose and what a fun card! It really makes me miss my sister. She lives too far away from me ;(

Gracie said...

You are so unbelievably talented!! Thanks for continuing to share your incredible cards.

--Gracie From Imagine That, formerly Everything Cricut

Judy Rozema said...

What a beautiful card! I am sure she will love it!

Oliva said...

Hi Linda!
Gorgeous artwork!
BTW I have a little something for you...stop by my blog!