Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Spring Birthday Card

Hi again folks!

My second card today, so scroll down to see the first.

This card was made using the Friday Sketchers layout, which I thought was a really lovely one this time - well done ladies!

I used some gorgeous images from one of the new Joanna Sheen CD sets, RHS Botanicals. I chose to use a Crocus image and background, and played with it to get a tinted backing too. This I used for the printed cardstock, with a darker bit for the cross effect at the back. Then I printed out the piece with Happy Birthday on as a purple tint, and the main image as it came.

No fancy layering here though, would have been far too fiddly! So instead I raised the text panel and the main image with doubled up foam pads for extra depth. Gems, flowers and brad from the stash.

I think my New Years resolution will be to use up some of the hefty stash in my Dining Room. Don't know about you guys, but I'm such a hoarder, especially of yummy papers that I never use!! Me bad!

I am putting this card into a couple of other challenges too. At Charisma Cardz the theme is 'NO Christmas', and at Crafty Creations - 'Anything Goes'!!

Righty then. Time for some dreaded H word - ugh! But then, Santa doesn't come to a messy house does he . . . ?


Rose said...

Your card is just beautiful Teri! The spring colors are so refreshing!

PaperCrafty said...

Beautiful card Teri!! I love the purples and all the bling!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Teri,
What a beautiful card. It is lovely. Beautiful colours and image.
Congrats on your win at Simon Says. Well done.
9" snow in the back garden now - its bound to last until Friday.
Fiona x

PatR said...

Gorgeous Teri, such a nice change from all the Christmassy stuff.
Thank you for the lovely card.
Pat xx

Jaime said...

beautiful make this week Teri. Thanks for visiting us this week at CCC. hugs,Jaime

Sally said...

Truly a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Teri, so spring like and my favourite colours.
I love it
Christine xx

Dragonlady said...

Another beautiful card Teri, love the subtle colours.

Hugs Ali x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Teri!! With so many layers to work with ... you've done this perfectly! Love your choice of papers & colors ... so clean & sweet! Well done my friend!!
Almost Santa Time!! Are you ready? Merry Christmas Teri ... looking forward to 2010!

Aud said...

You made a wonderful card!♥

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!

Merry Christmas!


mulberry station said...

Wow Teri, this is goregous! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas!

Saskia said...

Hello Teri,

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with this lovely card!

Saskia :)

Michelle said...

Is there nothing you can't do with a computer Teri. This is a beautiful card. Hope you had a great Christmas
x Michelle

Jaspere said...

Just gorgeous!!

Vee said...

Such a lovely card, thank you for joining us at Charisma. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and Happy New year.
xx Vee

Allison said...

lovely card
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Anonymous said...

Beautiful floral card!! Thanks for playing the CCC with us!

Digi Kitty said...

Wow this is absolutely GORGEOUS!
Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations during my week of Sponsorship.

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
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