Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Here is a spring birthday card I created using Elisabeth Bell's Dragonfly digital stamp and combined it with the sketch at Sugar Pea Designs and photo inspiration from Cupcake Inspirations.

From the inspiration photo I used the dragonflies, small flowers and I used the color pink (also added blue and green into the image).


I started with a 4 1/4" x 6" card base. Onto the base I layered a piece of rose card stock onto a piece of brown card stock and then added a piece of brown dot distressed patterned paper.  I rounded the corners of each layer and the corners of the card base.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens and cut it out using a nesting rectangle embossing die.  I added a thin line of pink around the edge using the CR3 Spectrum Noir pen and then backed it in brown card stock. I added two loops of pink and brown dot ribbon peaking out from under the image and 2 light pink paper flowers each with a pink pearl to the bottom corner. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the brown dot patterned paper.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sugar Pea Designs: Sugar Sketch 25

The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes

Pile It On: Same Pattern Different Ways (dot patterned paper and dot ribbon)

The Challenge: Polka Dots

Simon Monday Challenge: Anything Goes

Kit and Clowder: Flowers

Stamp And Create: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

2 Cute Ink: Anything Goes

Elisabeth Bells Dragonfly Digital Stamp

Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Bazzill Basics Brown Card Stock
Coredinations Rose Card Stock
White Card Stock
 Spectrum Noir Smooth Cardstock
Brown Dot Distressed Patterned Paper

Studio G Light Pink Paper Daisies
Queen & Co Pink Pearls
American Crafts Pink and Brown Dot Ribbon

EK Success Corner Punch
Darice Nesting Rectangle Embossing Die

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, PP2, FS2, CR2, CR3, TN3, TN7, GB8, GB10,
LG1, LG2, LG3, LY3, BT3, BT4, TB1


Judy V said...

Pretty card Mary! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

N Patricia Castillo said...

This is such a sweet image...and I love the soft polka dots in the background. :)

Kim Heggins said...

Simply your adorable image and those fabulous flowers. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Challenge!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Really PRETTY in pink!!! What a sweetie of a card! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at The Challenge!!!

Donna said...

Cute card good luck in the 2 Cute Ink Challenge!

Indy said...

What a darling image! Such a sweet card! So glad you were inspired to join our Spring Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Lisa Lara said...

So very sweet Mary. I love the little ribbon tabs. So happy you joined us at SugarPea Designs.

Lesley said...

Adorable! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Anonymous said...

very pretty, thanks for joining #259 challenge with Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog, hope to see you this week too! :)

Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

Carolyn Cochran said...

I Adore this! Love these colors and the image! They are amazing! Thanks for playing with us at 2 CuteInk and come back soon!
Carolyn, DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
Monica - DT