Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday...

I admit that I usually overthink when making a card. I have the perfect excuse, lol. When I first started scrapbooking, I was taught by a wonderful young woman, Jessica, and we created what were called the "50 pound" pages, lol!

So over-embellishing and weighing down my cards come naturally. I really have to push myself to keep to simple and clean designs. To not overuse something (like glitter) and let the card make itself.

I surprised myself last night. I got the colors from Kristina Werner's Design Blog challenge and sat down to make a card for it. I have a process, get the colors out in both ink and paper and go from there. Look for stamps that I think will work and then do a quick search for patterned paper.

Then I found a new challenge...A Spoon Full of Sugar and you were to use flowers, paper, stamps, etc. I just couldn't find any patterned paper that I could see on the card.


But the colors this week are gorgeous! And you'd think flowers would be easy. I really expected something "more", but I am truly happy with my card. Keeping it simple was simple.


I used a stamp that I bought after Kristina made a fabulous card with it. I love it! I can see using this stamp a lot!


Simple, easy peasy, no fuss right?

Happy Birthday card details:
Stamps: Flirty Play (My Mind's Eye), Fancy Florals (Verve)
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: ribbon, scallop circle punch, ¾" circle punch
Please tell me what's good and bad about it! And thanks for looking!

26 comments:

Hannah-Cherie said...

Beautiful :)

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Goodmorning Becky! I am loving your flowers this morning and the Toy Land music! Have a great day ~Donna

Catherine said...

very pretty, i ♥ it :)

Beth said...

This is gorgeous, I love how you've stamped the images! xx

Beth said...

Oops, I meant sentiment! xx

Sarah said...

Fab card I love it!
Maybe I need that stamp set! :)

Ange Kelly said...

Love those flowers!

Piritta said...

Wow, I love these cards =)

flati said...

wow, thats lovely, beautiful...
I love it

Hugs, Sonja xx

Rach said...

a wonderful card, love the flowers. hugs rachxx

Sylvia said...

Great flowers Becky, Love the use of difficult colors.

Deanna said...

Love love love these big flowers! Gorgeous!

DizzieNoodle said...

I love this card. It is gorgeous!

Leonie said...

gorgeous

Maria said...

What great flowers!!! Love it :)

Leah said...

I love your card, it's really fun.

Cindy Malone said...

Awesome, love those BIG Flowers! I'm also lovin' the Christmas Music on your blog :-)

Kate's Life said...

The Christmas Music is great!!! Love the big flowers, great job with the card!

Judy said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog (Hooked On Stamping). I so love your card. It's effective but simple the type of cards that I like making.

Maureen said...

One of my favorite cards so far!!! The flowers are too cute! And so is Mia...he he!

Sara's stampin cards said...

Your card is really fun and very pretty! I also like your blog- your granddaughter is adorable! (first time visitor).

Leigh said...

I like this card Becky.

chloe said...

Super duper cute!!

Lisa Brown said...

Great card! Love those dotted flowers!

CeeCee said...

Oooooooh, I looooooove those big flowers! And I'm a big fan of polka dots too :-) Beautiful card!
CC

Kari said...

I love your card!! The flowers are fantastic!! You did a wonderful job with the colors!! Love it!