Sunday, June 26, 2011

{happy birthday card}

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a nice week-end!
I have a card to share that I made this morning for 3 challenges. It's not very often that I combine challenges, so for me to get to three is big. LOL! :)
{Happy Birthday}

I found this website called Frosted Designs - and was right away intrigued by the blog title. "Frosted Designs". Love that! They presently have a challenge to create a paper project using black, white and one other color.

Next, I wanted to incorporate a cs bow on my card because my friend Mara at Citrus Tree Studio has a card challenge to make a cs bow on your card. I cheated a little bit by using black lace under my cs, but it could not be avoided {and I'm hoping Mara will cut me some slack}.

The third challenge is for the create blog. Paige has challenged everyone to use jewels and/or bling on a card. Well, just last month, my mom gave me a little bag full of old brooches that she had. Some were hers and some were my grandmother's. Excellent score and big thanks to my mom! :)

I started with AC black cs and a Heidi Swapp sticker. Next I used some light purple DMC to handstitch around the sticker. A bow was made w/Prima cotton lace and the black cs before applying the brooch. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is a Basic Gray rub on. Pearls are Queen & Co. K&Company pp finishes the entire inside of the card.
Thanks to the bloggin' world for the inspiration and fun challenges!! I feel so blessed to have this blog, my crafty friends, a room where I can make a wicked big mess while I'm creating, and a hubs who is totally supportive.


So glad you stopped by!! hugs, patti

13 comments:

kim c said...

wow patti!
stunning card and the stitching really sets it off.

Andrea Fogleman said...
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Andrea Fogleman said...

Your card is stunning. I love the bling and the stitching. Thanks for joining along over at Frosted Designs.

MARILYN said...

Hi Patti!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!! very elegant! Take Care! Hugs!! :D

Valerie said...

Love how you stitched that perimeter and even used pattern on the inside!

kissinia said...

I am totally blown away by elegance and beauty of this card! Many thanks for joining Frosted Designs challenge this week!

Amanda said...

GORGEOUS!!! This is just stunning...

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs this week, I look forward to seeing more of your work

Amanda

~jan said...

Simply stunning, my friend! Love that broach! (I found one at a garage sale a couple weeks ago-its waiting for the perfect project!) The stitching really sets the sticker off and fantastic job with that bow!

Kristin said...

The focal point on this is just amazing! Your card is truly stunning in every way. Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs and sharing your wonderful talent with us!

Hugs,
Kristin
http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com/

curlyqmosaics said...

What an amazing, elegant card! I love the damask front and center with the stitching around it. The brooch in the center is the perfect added touch!

Lori said...

Your birthday card is beautiful and elegant! The ribbon and brooch are the icing on the cake!

Mel said...

So pretty Patti! WTG on combining 3 challenges:)

Ashley Horton said...

Such a beautiful card!! The jewel in the center is gorgeous and I love the stitching! Thanks for joining in the challenge at FD this week! - Ashley, Guest Designer