Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Card - Freshly Made Sketches

Today's card is much different from those of the past two days. I am finished with the sympathy cards (thank goodness as they are not my strength and I do not enjoy creating cards like that...). So, I decided to pull out some much more cheerful paper for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge today. I haven't used the Lucy paper pack in ages! 
When I checked out the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop yesterday, one participant had used a corner rounder to create scallops on the shimmer trim. I decided to try that today but it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. The rounder doesn't cut through the plastic and it's hard to get it to go through the trim as well. You have to go back afterwards and cut the plastic part off by hand. It does give a nice effect, though. My ribbon is in two pieces - the large piece fit just fine until I realized I needed a smaller piece peeking out below... That took some work to cut, fold and adhere a piece that narrow and make it look like it was attached to the top part! And embossing Cotton Candy ink turns it an orangy colour as I discovered here... The small flower is actually Blush and the large one is Cotton Candy, believe it or not! I learned some new things today!
So, here is the final product: 


Products are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Lucy Paper Pack (ret.), Sweet Leaf Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps: Lucy WOTG (ret.), Happy Birthday (ret.)
Inks: Cotton Candy, Blush, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf, Versamark
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Silver Shimmer Trim, Pink Ribbon (not CTMH), Bling Assortment , Prisma Glitter, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Foam Tape, Alcohol Markers - Cotton Candy and Creme Brulee


  1. This is such a gorgeous card. I especially love the papers, colors and those perfect flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Lovely combination of pattens and colours!

  3. Very pretty Alyson! I love the colors and pretty glitter trim! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Your scalloped trim came out fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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