Thursday, October 14, 2010

Simple Birthdays

Hello all!!!  Today I am going to share with you the card I made for my Mother-in-law.  Yesterday was her birthday.  It was also my younger brother's birthday.  Now, all 4 of us kids are stair stepped, meaning we are all one year apart.  This will only last until December when my older sister and I celebrate our birthday though.
So, Happy Birthday Joan and Brian!!!  I am sorry we weren't able to celebrate with either one of you.
This card was made using a layout and basic style I CASEd from Dawn from Wplus9 here.
I just love the sophistication and simplicity of it.  I love the color combo I chose to use too.  I wish I could have used cream or rustic cream instead of white but I am out.  Dang it.  And now that PTI came out with 2 new colors this month I am afraid something is going to have to wait.  How I am supposed to keep up with all these gorgeous colors?
Okay so the base is scarlet jewel (a gorgeous color that I have not used like I should)  I matted the main image with white and ocean tides.
The main image was stamped on vellum using versamark ink and then embossed with detail silver embossing powder.  I used some stickles to dot the centers of the circles (Wplus9 Mendhi Medallions).
the sentiment was stamped with PTIs fillable frames #8 and then I just cut it out by hand since I don't have the cutting dye yet.  The sentiment is one I got from PTIs latest anniversary set.  Then I just used the smaller version of the medallion in SUs baroque burgundy.  Then just added some rhinestones and a button.  Oh yeah, can't forget the ribbon, that is a cheap-o walmart find.  The ribbon was wrapped around and then I used my bow-easy tool and used a dot to adhere it to the ribbon.
I also went ahead and decorated the inside using white cardstock and stamped the ribbon image on the side using ocean tides ink and then the medallion in SU baroque burgundy.  The "happy birthday" is from Inkadinkado birthday wishes stamp set.  I just love how simple and lovely it is.
I think that explains it all.
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lorie said...

That is just lovely!

resmith said...

Very pretty! I am sure she will love it.