Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Birthday

I created this spring birthday card using Squishy Hugs stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I stamped the image on Spectrum Noir ultra smooth premium white card stock and colored it using Spectrum Noir pens. This was my first attempt at coloring on this type of card stock but I have to say I like it so much better. I just need to work a little more on my blending techniques.

To create my card I started with a 5" x 5" card base. I used the March sketch from Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.  I added a piece of green gingham patterned paper backed in tapioca card stock.  I cut four 2" squares from yellow and white dot patterned card stock and backed each one in white card stock. 

I cut the image out into a square and rounded the corners using a corner rounder punch.  I stamped the sentiment in the white space beside the image then backed it in tapioca and white card stock.

For the flower I layered a tiny yellow paper daisy onto two white fabric daisies. I added a green bubble gem to the center of the daisy and 3 more to the upper corner above the image and 3 more to the bottom corner below the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie: Birthday With A Catch...... No Pink or Blue (used March sketch)

Sentimental Sundays: Buttons, Brads or Bling 

Fantasy Stampers: Spring Is In The Air

Bunny Zoe Crafts: Spring Colors

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday: Spring Fever

Scrap and Craft: Flowers

Emerald Faeries: Yellow and Green

Paradise of Stamps: Clean and Simple

Creatalicious Challenge: Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Happy........Anything

Penny's Paper Crafty: Use Your Favorite Embellishments

Fab N Funky: Spring Into Color

The Paper Shelter: Spring Delights

Spectrum Noir: Add A Sentiment

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Squishy Hugs Rubber Stamp Set
Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set
Bazzill Basics Tabioca Card Stock
White Card Stock
Paper Pizazz Green Gingham Patterned Paper
American Crafts Yellow Dot Patterned Card Stock
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock

Queen & Co Green Bubble Gems 
Studio G Mini Yellow Paper Daisy 
Petaloo Fabric White Daisy

EK Success Corner Rounder Punch
Darice Adhesive Roller
Mini Glue Dots

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir
PP1, FS2, IG1, GB8, GB10, EB2, CG1, CG2, CT2, CT3, DG2, DG3


Unknown said...

Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. Your card is very pretty and a nice image. Great colours. Jennifer DT member

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous card, lovely design and image is sweet. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Lovely fun card and so bright. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

Helen said...

A great card - love the image you've used

Thanks for joining us at Penny's

Helen x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is such a happy card! Thanks for sharing with us at TPS this week, good luck! Susan x

Danielle Vincent said...

oH Mary this is sooo pretty! I love the yellows! This is one of my favorite stamps from that release!! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie and for using that sketch too :o) Hugs D

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Mary such a delightful happy image fab flower and lovely Spring colours, thank you for joining our challenge at FAB 'N' FUNKY this week.
lorraine x

Zora said...

A lovely daisy on your cute birthday card. Thank you for participating at Fab´nFunky challange, hope to se you next time again.Zora Dt

Erum Tasneem said...

THIS is super sweet! So fabulous!

~ Erum
Sentimental Sundays DT

Mary Lou said...

Love this "Happy" card!! So glad you joined in the Anything Goes challenge at Creatalicious!! Good Luck!!

JayBe said...

A great spring themed design, Mary -thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers too.

Helen x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "use your favourite embellishment” challenge over at Penny’s.
Hope to see you again in our current challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

Melanie said...

Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious as well & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)