Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Elegant Birthday

First, I have to apologize for my camera. My old faithful Sony Cybershot has decided to stop focusing consistently. I'm looking for another camera to use, but in the meantime, editing the heck out of my photos so you won't feel sick looking at them. I would have waited for a better camera, but I had to give this card away to a good friend for whose birthday I was already late. So it was this camera or no card and this was a really elegant birthday card that I wanted you to see.
I've known Cynthia for about 20 years and she's always been a loyal and caring friend.  I was away for her big birthday recently, but I wanted to let her know that I remembered and cared about her, so I wanted to design the perfect card for her.  She is someone who has an innate sense of elegance and I wanted my card to reflect that.  She also looks very good in the regal colours, so I chose Elegant Eggplant as my card base and paired it with Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White.

  • The lovely designs are from the stamp set, Flowering Flourishes, a set I haven't used often, but always intended to. 
  • The butterflies stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink are from Papillon Potpourri.  I punched out the largest with the Elegant Butterfly punch and the small one with the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I also punched one of each size from a Silver Foil Sheet and silhouetted the butterflies with them.

  • The sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned stamp set and has just the right flourishes to go with the design.
  • Various sizes of Rhinestone Basic Jewels adorn the flourishes.

If you are into Digital Scrapbooking and Cardmaking, this is the week for you.  My Digital Studio is offering lots of great deals daily.  

For today, Wednesday, Nov. 6 the deal is: 

    11/6 Nobody's Business Photobook Template

    The remaining deals this week are:

    11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
    11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

    For more information follow this link.

    Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes (w131998; c126367); Papillon Potpourri (w132058; c123759); Perfectly Penned (w128703; c122892)
    Paper:  Silver Foil Sheets (132178); Elegant Eggplant (105126), Wisteria Wonder (122922) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
    Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Elegant Eggplant (126969) and Wisteria Wonder (126985)
    Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
    Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526) and Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406)
    Bitty Butterfly Punch

    Elegant Butterfly Punch

    Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set

    Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set

    Rhinestone Basic Jewels


    1. Very elegant! I don't always like traditionally pretty things but this is really just beautiful!

      1. Your welcome but somehow you always make me think that I may just need 1 more stamp set,lol!

    2. Wow! What a beautiful card. Cynthia will love it, I'm sure.


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