Friday, April 10, 2015

For My Sister

I created this birthday card for my older sister who will be celebrating her birthday on Sunday.  I used the sketch from the current challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch.


 I started with a blue square card base and added a piece of pastel blue dot patterned paper.  I cut a piece of pastel blue plaid patterned paper, backed it in blue card stock and added it down the side of the card.  I cut another strip out of the blue card stock, punched the bottom using an eyelet lace border punch and added a white satin ribbon across the top. I added that piece to the bottom of the card.  I colored the House Mouse image She Loves Me using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in blue card stock. I made a bow out of the same white ribbon and added it to the bottom corner of the image. I stamped the birthday sentiment directly onto the plaid card stock and then finished off by adding 3 blue bubbles to the card's upper corner.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Ribbon Girl: Pastel Colors

Stamp and Create: Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday: Bonny Blues

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Add A Sentiment

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant: Pastel Colors

Clear It Out: Theme: Anything Goes   Stash: Anything Goes

Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter: Birthdays With A Sentiment

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes with a Twist..... Spring Colors

Aud Sentiment: Birthday Sentiment

House Mouse She Loves Me Rubber Stamp

Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Colorbok Sue's Blue Plaid Patterned Paper
Blue Dot Patterned Paper
White Card Stock
Coredinations Blue Lightning Card Stock

Queen & Co Blue Bubbles
White Satin Ribbon

Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch

Coloring Tools 
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, FS6, TB1, TB2, IG1, IG2, IG4, DG2, CT2


Beth Brovold said...

Oh this is so pretty in the blues...your sweet image is wonderfully done!! Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...good luck!
Take care,

linda said...

this is a fabulous birthday card! i love the layout and all the blue! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more.

Amy Ottmers said...

Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

Snoopy said...

Love this card! So fun! Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs,Snoopy :D

brenda said...

A super Birthday card Mary, great image and colours and very eye catching design.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

A beautiful card great image .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Carole Robb Bisson said...

I really like textured cardstock and the lace birder is very beautiful. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you back next week.
Blessings, Carole

Christine said...

Hi Mary awww gorgeous cute image love all the shades of blue..nice take on the B/day chall theme.

Thank you for sharing with us at House Mouse & friends Mon. chall..
smiles Christine xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, what a happy card. That little mouse image is adorable and colored up beautifully. Love the sketch too. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Tanvi Shah said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#256. Good Luck!

Dot said...

Super cute image, Mary, and lovely colours... I'm sure your sister will love this Birthday card.
Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs Dorte

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very Pretty card-Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion!
Carolyn, DT

Annette said...

What a lovely card! It looks amazing in blue!
Thanks for sharing and joining us at The Paper Shelter!
Hugs Annette

Dangina Martinez said...

Love your style! Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
Hugs, Dangina

Gail said...

Who doesn't love the HM images? This one is too cute and you've colored it beautifully. I love the layout and think this accents the image just perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our "birthday with a sentiment" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Planetsusie said...

I just love HM stamps and this is no exception - such a great sketch as well. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Add a sentiment) Challenge this month, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

Mervi said...

Fabulous image and colouring, so sweet card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Wendy Russell said...

Great card, love the colour shceme. Thanks for entering Crafts Galore Encore Challenge ATG. Wendy (DT).xx