Saturday, January 14, 2012


I wanted to show you this easel birthday card that I created today using Curtsy from Sugar Nellie.  I actually forgot about this stamp.  I was digging through a pile of stamps just looking for that perfect stamp to use when I came across this little cutie.  So of course I needed to ink her up and here's what I came up with . . . . . .
 The sketch is from this week's challenge at The Sugar Bowl.  I decided to go with a red and white theme. I colored the image using crayola and prisma color pencils. Then cut the image out in an oval, backed it in red card stock and cut around it with scallop scissors.

The embossing is done using a  cuttlebug dot embossing folder. I punched the monarch butterflies out of red card stock. I added 3 white pearls to the center of each one and then added garnet red glitter glue to the wings.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Celebrations

Charisma Cardz: Happy Birthday

Hanna & Friends: Easel Card

Simon Says Stamp: Spots and/or Stripes

Card Crafter's Circle: Happy Birthday

Paper Sundaes: Saturdated Colors

Card Ingredients

Sugar Nellie Curtsy Rubber Stamp
Inkadinkado Expressions and Frames Rubber Stamp Set
White Card Stock
The Paper Company Red Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Canvas Home Basics Valentine Scrap Pack ~ Red and White Stripes
Whtie Paper Flowers
White Paper Daisies
Queen & Company Pearl Pearls
Queen & Company Berry Red Pearls
Martha Stewart Garnet Glitter Glue
Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder ~ Dots
Fiskars Oval Template
Scallop Scissors
Leaf Punch
Crayola Color Pencils ~ Tan, Light Brown, Black
Prisma Color Pencils ~ White, Rose, Light Peach, Crimson Red


Anne-Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous many details....and the red and white looks so crisp and it! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Card Crafter's Circle this week...good luck!

Jennifer said...

She definitely has an elegant/albet funky flair! Love your layout and how you used your pearls! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) I love this image, very quirky and the easel design and red/white combo is striking ! I LOVE this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

you could enter this into the Totally Papercrafts challenge too ! :-)

Cat's sCrap said...

Lovely card. Simple and clean style as I like. Sensible choice of colours. Well-kept work ! Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz on our 3rd birthday this week.

Hugs from France.

Doreen said...

Another stunning creation.Thanks for sharing this with us at Digi Doodle Shop this

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous. Love all the red and white, the sweet image and pretty flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

sharon said...

Stunning card, I just loves the colours. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Tinkerella said...

Hey Girl, what a beautiful card you made! I love it!
Thanks for sharing it and playing along at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Best wishes and a big hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Christine said...

Fantastic easel card!! I love your choice of papers and the flowers with the red pearl centers are the perfect embellishments!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Stampalicious said...

very nice, love the colours, and the pearls, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop challenges this week, hugs, martina

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet! Fab image and you've coloured her beautifully! Gorgeous papers and embellies - those flowers and butterflies are delish!! I love it !
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!!
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

A striking colour combo and some pretty details.Wonderful card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Great image
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Hugs kat x

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

Gemma said...

a lovely birthday creation! thanks for joining in with our 3rd Birthday celebrations this week at Charisma!! Gemma :)

Pami said...

Lovely card, so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Linda said...

Another beautiful card. Thanks again for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week. **Linda

crazyribbonlady said...

Thank you for joining us at charisma with your birthday card! :) Emma x