Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Crafty Creations #258 - Happy Birthday

The Challenge Theme for the next two weeks at Crafty Creations is
Happy Birthday.
As I said last month, I need a LOT of birthday cards in the next couple of months, so I was thrilled with this challenge. Our sponsor is Beccy's Place and her digistamps are so easy to work with.  I used "Romantic Roses" and it's available in B&W line art and also a colorized version. I used the B&W version and colored it with Copics.

I finally cracked open a pad of DP -"Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad by American Crafts". I also found some, VERY old, pink CS. I found the bow already made with a matching piece of scrap of ribbon as well (I think I had planned to use it on another project and changed my mind). I added pearls (self-adhesive pearls, I didn't have to glue these down WOW!!!) to the upper corner because . . . well, just because I bought them eons ago and they've been taking up space in a drawer and I never wanted to use them because then I wouldn't have them anymore; however,  I'm trying to use stash this year that I haven't used before (I tend to "hoard" my items, which is not the purpose of making cards in the first place). So, that's why there are pearls, self-adhesive pearls, on this card.

I printed 3 copies of the digistamp and colored all 3 the same. Then fussy cut the first one out in its entirety and placed it on a die cut mat (brand new Deco Labels Framelits by Stampin' Up!) using dimensionals. Then I cut a few leaves and flower petals from the other two images.

After bending and squishing the leaves and petals, I added a few more dimensionals here and there to give it a 3-D-realistic look rather than a "flat" look.

And, since this is a "Happy Birthday" challenge, I added Stampin' Up!'s Happy Birthday Wishes stamp to the inside. The pink sentiment shows up much better in person than it does in this picture.
Please stop by the Crafty Creations blog (click HERE) to see what the other DT members have created. We'd love to have you join along ~ after all, everyone can use an extra Happy Birthday card.
I'm also entering this card in The Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters Card Challenge #2: U is for Unused - DP, self-adhesive pearls and framelits die cut (OK, this card may not seem very snarky, but it would be if I sent it to a guy, right?).

And I'm entering this card in Beccy's Place monthly challenge.


  1. This is gorgeous, Heather! I absolutely LOVE how you transformed the roses into beautiful 3D flowers. Lovely colours and gorgeous sheer ribbon, too. So glad you joined us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers... and you'll notice my DT card wasn't at all snarky, either! I do like the idea of you giving your card to a man, though. ;)

  2. Beautiful card! Making a digital rose into a 3D rose is an awesome idea! Thanks for playing along with us at SIsterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. The layering, coloring and entire design are all so harmonious! Absolutely lovely!!

  4. This is a beautiful card. I love the 3D look. Love the softness. Did I say I love it?
    Shirley W

  5. You've put so much work into this card Heather, and it has certainly paid off, it's beautiful! I think you've done a wonderful job colouring all these flowers and then layering them together for a 3D look. I particularly like the way you have given extra "life" to the leaves by shaping them before adhering. Great job.


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