Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Two Birthdays, A BarB-Q & No Sleep

As soon as the warm {stifling hot} weather hits it seems the schedule FILLS to the max!  Between backyards, patios, sports and gardening, I don't see as much of my scrappy supplies as I would like.  I managed to whip together a card for the birthday of a {dear} friend.
'Happy Birthday to You'
I wanted this card to have a Victorian look...with a bit of an edgy vibe. I used Mind's Eye's 'Follow Your Heart', paired with Kreaxion's Punch 304 {no insert for border; insert C for corners} and a bit of modelling compound {if you haven't used this - TRY IT!...it is SO much fun!} to achieve this look, I must say that I am quite happy with the outcome.
{different angle}
The bow is a strip of silk, purchased from Fabricland {Although silk can be expensive, I find that it ties so beautifully AND I love the way it frays...so, I buy the smallest amount possible and approximately get 10 {medium?} bows from it}.  To form the dots out of modelling compound I used a piece of 'confetti ribbon' as a stencil and smashed the compound over it {it's that shiny ribbon that has all of the holes in it}, then I rubbed TH Distress Ink {Victorian Velvet} over it.

Happy Tuesday to you All!
Great Days!

Sentiment - Microsoft Word
Core'dinations - Tim Holtz Nostalgic line


  1. Oh Jazz, this turned out so lovely. Someone is definitely going to love getting this. Love how you used the compound on your card. Love the detail that punch work adds.

  2. Beautiful card! I love the colors and that pretty ribbon.

  3. this is absolutely beautiful!I love the colors you used. She is going to love this card.

    Thanks for visiting my little spot :)

  4. Very beautiful card. Love the ribbon and the colors overall. Great job.


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