Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Rosy-patterned Birthday

I asked a sweet little girl I know what she would like for her birthday. "A glass with flowers all over it," was her reply. She will be four soon.  I don't know how she pictured the drinking glass, but here's the card I came up with for this little gal who loves pink. Think she'll like it? 

I began with cream card stock and stamped the entire background pattern using small flower, leaf and dots images in shades of pink and berry. I love doing this and made another couple of panels while I had the stamps out for later cards. 

The focal point is made up of a layer of vellum embossed with a ruffled edge, a white panel, and the sentiment panel stamped with a berry border, on top of foam tape. Added a few die cut images to embellish, and voila!

I just want to add, that I when I tried using only cream card stock to make everything matchy-matchy I really lost a sense of definition and contrast. In the case of this card, using cream and white together makes the sentiment panel pop and a gives a much prettier result. I think the off white almost takes on a pinkish hue with all the flowers stamped on it. I also dotted white gel pen onto the flower centers.

Thanks for coming by today! 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!

I'm playing along with the Krafty Chicks Challenge to make your own background and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For A Special Lady and Addicted to Stamps and More, Anything Goes

Supplies used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Let's Fiesta,  Stitched in Time and  coordination dies
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Papertrey Ink - Vintage Cream, Vellum
INK: Papertrey Ink - Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Simply Chartreuse, Versamark
Accessories: White embossing powder


Leanne said...

This is so pretty, flowers are my favorite, and this is lovely. Thank you for playing our Challenge twist at Krafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/KC

Leslie Miller said...

The cream panel definitely looks pink! I thought at first it was designer paper. I really like your use of cream and white together, and the ruffly edge and sweet femininity for the little birthday girl. Cute answer she gave you! I never would have thought of a glass with flowers all over it. Now I have an idea for one of the little girls next door!

foleysfriend said...

So very pretty. I also thought you had started with patterned paper. I was so surprised to see that you created the background paper - gorgeous. Thanks for the hint about trying other shades of paper. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.