Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Distressing Birthday

I created this birthday card for the distressing challenge at Mo's Digital Challenge. The sketch that I used is from this month's challenge at CLP Challenges. The base of my card is 5x5 out of mocha divine cardstock.  I cut a piece of berry blush the same size as the card and distressed it by ripping and curling all four edges.  Then I added brown ink to all four edges. I added this piece on top of the card base.  I cut a small rectangle out of a pink fancy swirl patterned paper and added brown ink to all four edges of it.  I punched a piece of white cardstock using an eyelet lace border punch.  I added brown ink to the punched edge and added it to the piece of patterned paper.  Then I added it to the left side of the card.  I added a piece of brown ribbon down the middle of the patterned piece.  I cut a small piece out of mocha divine and added it to the right side of the card in the middle.  The image I used is called Baby Fairy Flora. I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils.  I added brown in to the edges and added it to the middle of the card.  I added crystal stickles to the fairy's wings.
I stamped the sentiment onto white cardstock and tore and curled the edges. I added brown ink on all four edges.  I added a pink paper flower to the bottom right corner. Before adding the flower to the card I added brown ink around the edges and lightly in the middle of it.  I also added a cream colored pearl to the center of the flower. I added three cream colored pearls to the bottom left corner and three to the top right corner.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Critter Sketch: Hip To Be Square

Kaboodle Doodles: Tic Tac Toe (diagnal) (glitter, diecut/punch, digi)

Creative Card Crew: Cute & Girly

Papertake Weekly: Bloom & Grow

A Spoonfull of Sugar: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Flower, Ribbon & Patterned Paper

Simon Says Stamp: Sparkle & Shine

The Pixie Cottage: Pink & Girlie

Paper Play: Sparkle Galore

Charisma Cardz: Birthdays In Pink

Sew Many Challenges: Flowers & Lace

Claudia & Company: Birthday Card For A Girl

Colour Create: White, Cream & Brown optional xtra: 1 Color of Your Choice (pink) & Flowers


IMAGE: Mo's Digital Pencil Baby Fairy Flora Digital Stamp
SENTIMENT: Inkadinkado Expressions And Frames Rubber Stamp Set
PAPER: White Cardstock, Coredinations Mocha Divine Cardstock, Bazzill Basics Berry Blush Cardstock, Me & My Big Ideas Baby Girl Cardstock Stack ~ Pink Fancy Swirls
EMBELLISHMENTS: Cream Pearls, Brown Ribbon, Pink Paper Flower
TOOLS: Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
OTHER: Crayola Colored Pencils, Prisma Colored Pencils, Ink It Up Chocolate Brown Ink Pad


Pat said...

Hi Mary...what a delightful card. Baby Flora is such a cutie! And your coloring is so pretty! Love the distressing on your paper edges! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Pat Frank

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a cute girly card. Love your image and design. The distressing looks sooooo good! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the creative card crew!

**Farrah** said...

Great card Mary. I love all the inked and torn edges.
Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Davi said...

I love that sweet image and your pretty pink creation! thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Sylvia said...

Such a lovley card. Love the papers, the colouring and design.
Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.

craftyb said...

Awww...such a darling little image - i love all the distressed work - gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Alicia said...

Wow this is beautiful! I love the sparkle!! Thanks for joining in at PaperPlay this week. I have a brand new "Flying Angel Tilda" as blog candy if you would like to enter.
Alicia xx

Dorcas said...

What a great job distressing this little angel. lol Wonderful creation.I’m so happy you were able to play with us this week at Mo’s.

Elaine L. said...

Very sweet! I love her sparky wings! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Sadilla said...

that's totally cute and very pretty dear! =)
thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE with us!

Dawn B. said...

This turned out fantastic. I love your colors. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Mary and so adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Cheryl Walker said...

Darling card Mary!!
thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Anything Goes challenge!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our sparkle galore challenge.
Apologies for having to copy and paste today I thought it would be better than not leaving comments, I'm in a lot of pain with my shoulder and it hurts to type
hugs Mandy xx

Alicia said...

Wow Mary! This is stunning! I love the image and how you have incorporated it so beautifully into a card.
Alicia xx

Leah the Orange said...

lots and lots of yummy distressing going on here, and what an adorable image! thank you so much for playing along at Charisma! xo

Joy said...

soooo cute, thanks for playing with Claudia and Company! JOY DT

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous love that cute image,,bless you for playing at creatalicious this week hugs cheryl xxxxx

Randi WS said...

Oh Mary, this card is so beautiful! I just love that little sweetie!! ;)
Thanks for playing along with us on the CLP challenge for May :)

Randi WS

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely Stunning Card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Hugs Natalie xx