Sunday, November 7, 2010

Birthday Bash WMC30

I'm back!  With a card that was inspired by a number of different events or items...

Inspiration No.1: That awesome "Fabulous Flourish" stamp from Hero Arts
Inspiration No.2: Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Thinking Inking Video Tutorials over on Two Peas
Inspiration No.3: These beautiful brads from K & Company
Inspiration No.4: OWH Sketch Challenge No.42
Inspiration No.5: The current challenge over at Wee Memories to create something with a birthday theme

And probably a lot more influences from my continuous blog hopping where I learn so much!!!

Paper: PTI, Neenah Solar White, Vellum, CTMH (yellow cardstock)
Stamps: Hero Arts, PTI
Ink: Fired Brick & Tea Dye Distress Ink, Staz On Jet Black, Clear Embossing Ink
Other: Brad (K & Company), 3-D Adhesive strips

This card was made using the Distressed Dots patterned paper from Papertrey Ink.  I did a little sewing around the edges before adhering it to my card base. The centre panel is made with a piece of the Flourish Stamp that was inked with Fired Brick Distress ink.  More and more, Ranger's Distress Inks are becoming my ink of choice, they can do anything, really.

The paper flower was my personal challenge for today.  I have been wanting to make it since I first saw it on Jennifer's video but steered clear of it for fear of making a complete mess.  I cannot say that I am 100% satisfied, yet.  I felt that the clear embossing ink did not get into every crevace of the flower as I would have liked, even though I pressed that flower down really hard!  But I still like it, and I love that brad in the centre! The centre panel was adhered with 3-dimensional adhesive strips.

A sentiment on some vellum, something I am starting to use because who wants to hide that Flourish if you don't have to!

Thank you for popping by today!  Wishing you an awesome Sunday, the weather is absolutely beautiful here in Houston today!  Take care!


Michelle said...

Wow!! You are back in creative mode! Awesome card!! I love the colors! I put this into my favs on flickr!

Ann said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Yolanda said...

Very pretty. I love that flourish too. The stitching is a great touch.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Brenda, love this card--it is stunning and especially love the flower. You did a wonderful job.

Raelynn said...

love the stitching

Virginia L. said...

Aw... Brenda! What a gorgeous gorgeous card! Love the flower and the layering! The stamps you used are perfect for this! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Sanne said...

Gorgeous flower on your pretty card - like the untraditionel colors Brenda!

Sherry H said...

Beautiful card! Love all the elements, but especially your color choices.

Samantha said...

The paper flower is gorgeous and great choice with the vellum!

AnitaRex said...

What a beautiful card Brenda! I love that flower! And the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Brenda, this card is so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories! :)