Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Birthday Wish

Today is my sister's birthday!  I know she'll read this at some point......Happy Birthday!  Enjoy your cake!

Here's the card I made for her....
I had no direction when I started  this card.  I had an idea of what I wanted but this is nothing like my idea!  Nothing seemed to go together at first.  I had total chaos in my stamping room by the time I got done.  Stamp sets, papers, inks, etc all over everywhere!      
As for the details.....
For the verse background, I used a new stamp from Layers of Color, Victorian Frame, made especially to fit Spellbinders Labels Fourteen.  I stamped it with Distress Pumice Stone on a light blue paper from Fancy Pants' Hot Chocolate collection.  I stamped the verse from Tim Holtz' Fairytale Frenzy set with Ranger Denim and clear embossed it.  Then I used Labels Fourteen #4 to cut it out.  I rubbed Stormy Sky ink along the edges. For the narrow blue mat, I cut around the Labels Fourteen die template with my craft knife.
The next layer is another paper from Fancy Pants' Hot Chocolate collection called Mint Truffle.  I added a narrow blue mat to it also.  The card front is the same light blue paper as the verse which I over stamped with Hero Arts Magical Background (dotted swirls) using Distress Stormy Sky ink.  I added a touch of distressing with Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone along the edges.
I added a piece of lace with seam binding tied over it.  The seam binding is sprayed with Frost Glimmer Mist.  I rolled in my hands to spread the color and crinkle it.   I threaded a few beads onto the ends.  Three buttons finish the card. 

Definitely not a traditional birthday card! 

Hope you've enjoyed your visit!
-judy

6 comments:

Elizabeth Allan said...

Truly a work of art! You always incorporate such great color and dimension in your projects.

Cottagerca said...

Beautiful card Judy, love the texture and dimension. You are a true artist.
nb: judy, can you clarify the spellbinders blog hop question-it says there will be a draw on the 18th and a draw on the 19th. One posting per blog...PER DAY???? or can you post on the 18th one time and then if a DT member has a 19th day posting you post on that day also??? ie|: your blog , post once on the 18th and then once on the 19th??? \let us all know. gracias

Christie Bryant said...

What a fabulous birthday card! Your sister is one lucky girl!

Judy Hayes said...

To answer your question, Cottagerca, you may leave 1 comment on my blog as well as every other blog participating in the Holiday Hoppin' blog hop. There are lots of designers participating so check them all and leave a comment on each one. One comment per blog/per person!
There'll be lots of fun eye candy!

Maureen said...

Beautiful, would love to receive this

carol.drumwright said...

What a beautiful card and I love how you carried the theme onto the gift bag. I love using Spellbinders and am always looking for new ways to use them on cards and scrapbook pages. Thanks for sharing.