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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A BIRTHDAY CARD TO SHARE!


Here I am again!!!  Now, I have a card to share with you.

I got up this morning, raring to go!!!  I really needed to do something crafty to alleviate all the tensions and stresses of my hectic day yesterday, and to get my day off on the right track; so, I made this card.  Initially I didn't know where I was going with it, because the decoupaged flowers came from a kit but I didn't like the cardstock background that came with it -- it just looked too commercial.  So, I decided that to give it more of that handmade look I'd use the layers of flowers but do my own background.



 Before assembling the decoupage layers, I covered each layer with Glossy Accents to give it a glassy and glossy look -- that may be hard to see on the picture, but it really does look so pretty (maybe you can click and enlarge it to see).  I embossed the top layer of the card and the "Thank you" label with the Cuttle Bug Polka Dots Embossing template and rubbed them with an inkpad to give them some depth.  I added complementary color gems to the ribbon bows and used a Fiskars punch around the edges of the card; next, I added a couple of the punched scraps to accent the decoupaged flower.  I typed and printed out the "Happy Birthday".

I'm not saying I love it but, overall, I am more pleased with it than I would have been if I used the pieces from the card kit, and now I have another card ready for a fitting occassion!  Hope you like it!

Well, that's all for now but I'll be back!!!  So, as I always say...

I'll be seeing you!


13 comments:

Jodie R said...

Audrey, maybe it's because my favorite color is purple, but I love this card. I love the way you colored the embossed areas. The rose is gorgeous! The ribbons are so beautiful! I am loving it!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You just never cease to amaze me. It's beautiful Audrey. I clicked on it and it's just gorgeous.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh you really made this special Audrey! Love the punch (you just reminded me I have that one) and the lovely embossing and ribbon. Beautiful! xxD

Jean said...

I love the purple in this card! Beautiful!!

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow Audrey you sure turned this into a Very Special Card that I am sure will treasured! I love your embossing and the edge on the card. Great Great card.

Toni said...

hey , how are you doing , i have not been around in such a long time i have been going threw a lot , but am getting back into everything , just wanted to stop by and say Hi , and let you know i have not forgotton about you :) , i'm going to try to enter either this showcase of yours or the next one , got to read up on how to do it lol ... hope to hear from you soon , if you want you can email me back , tiantosca@hotmail.com .. going to catch up on the stuff on your blog i have been missing

- - Sheryl - - said...

Very pretty!!!

Lori Apgar said...

Love the edges of the card!! I also love the purple! It doesn't surprise me that you took the flowers from a different project and made something wonderful and new out of them!!

Beatriz said...

Audrey, this card is gorgeous! Love the flowers and the edges are so pretty. You never cease to amaze me!!!!! Have a blessed and peaceful day!

flowerdisco said...

I have seen that Fiskars punch before but never on a project. It is beautiful and then you used my purple and the card it is just so beautiful and elegant and delicate and feminine....just like me LMBO.

Love u Audrey!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very pretty card Audrey tfs

love2create said...

Very pretty card - so love the purple and white!