Monday, April 10, 2017

A Spring Birthday Card

Hello friends and visitors! I hope you are enjoying some fine spring weather! Inspired by the colors I'm seeing on the trees and the flowers in my garden, I made a quick spring birthday card.


(pardon me, my glue is showing-still wet--anxious to photograph and get in the mail!)

I just love these beautiful Everyday Spring papers by Lemoncraft  gifted to me by my dear friend, Lisa of A Mermaid's Crafts. Please be sure to pay her a visit...once you do you will be a regular visitor. She makes the most amazing cards and other projects in her own unmistakable style, and she is as sweet as can be. And she sells these beautiful papers in her Etsy shop at very good prices!


For the belly band and oval, I embossed the delicate pink patterned paper from the same paper stack with two different Tim Holtz Texture Fades and sanded lightly. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the pink oval and the frame below it. I had to take this photo to show you the gorgeous results you can get using Distress Oxides and Distress inks splashed with a little water. I used Peeled Paint and Cracked Pistachio DOX and Vintage Photo ink. I know it looks a little rough in the middle, but I knew it would be covered with my image (Tim Holtz).


I tucked in a Prima doily die cut, added some flowers, stamens, and half pearls from my stash and a Chit Chat Occasions sticker for my sentiment.  My card is nice and flat (for easy posting) with just a bit of foam tape between some of the layers.


I am sharing my card with the following challenges:
Thank you for your visit today and for your wonderful comments! They are very inspiring to me!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

22 comments:

  1. Wow! Such a gorgeous card! The colors are perfect and the image is beautiful! So glad you shared for the pre-challenge fun at MIUCB

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love, love, love this, Sara Emily!! Wow!! You've used the papers perfectly!! (And thank you for the sweet shout-out :) I love the layering and the adorable bunny image!! You packed a ton of texture into a mail-able card - I wish I could do that!! I love the flowers you added and the distressing and every amazing detail!! This is spectacular, my sweet friend!! You should definitely share this with the Lemoncraft FB fan page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/274606722975866/) and thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART, too!! I hope you have a wonderful, happy evening, dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a sweet card Sara Emily with the most perfect colours of blossom and delightful layers to create depth and dimension. The Easter bunny image, the textures and gorgeous flowers shout out that Spring has arrived so let's celebrate. I'm sure the lucky recipient will do just that. Xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my, what a lovely card Sara Emily. Love those papers, they are so very pretty and you've used them beautifully! The bunny image is so sweet and I love the background you created with the Distress Oxides and inks! All in all, a delightful spring card. hugs xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
    ~DT Sherry x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Back again. :) Very gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at our 'Just For Fun Challenge' at Mix It Up Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
    ~DT Sherry x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your gorgeous card, what a great image you have used.

    Thank you so much for joining us for our special Birthday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  8. You sure did put those papers to good use! Very pretty make Sara Emily.
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a wonderful card! The papers look lovely and you have used them so well! Love the oxides combination! Hugs, Chrisx

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous!! You are making me want the Oxide inks even more :-). Love all the layers and the bit of cheese cloth peeking out is a perfect addition.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! Beautifully put together, Sara. Mother Nature was definitely residing in your heart when you put this loveliness together! I especially like your center shape, and the fantastically bright colors! hugs, de

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love how the cheese cloth looks like Easter grass a little. You are on a roll with these images. This card has so many beautiful layers and a perfect symmetrical design, which always speaks to me. Stunning spring make! Hugs, Autumn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Biggest congratulations to you on having this beautiful card in the SSS spotlight! Amazing creation and worthy recognition! <3

      Delete
  13. A lovely card Sara Emily, the colour are gorgeous and with that sweet image, really do shout Spring.
    Hugs, Avril xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow Sara, you took those beautiful papers, worked your magic and created a stunner of a card! I love the papers and the image is just so adorable and I love the result you got with the Oxides too! Someone is going to be very lucky to get this beautiful card! Hugs, Anne xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such a gorgeous card! The layers, and the amazing oxide background: beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a delightful card. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful bunnies! thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious, jackie DT member.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Simply stunning. Love all the different elements you have added here. Truly Beautiful Sara. Looking forward to seeing you play with us come May with your talents. Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up. Ina DT

    ReplyDelete
  19. Sara, this is gorgeous! and that background with those Oxides is a stunner, too bad most of it is covered! I love the color combo you used!
    You are sooo talented my friend!
    Jackie xo

    ReplyDelete
  20. Fabulous springtime colours - I just love all those dimensional layers and the Oxide background is fab.
    Alison x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love your beautiful card! The colors and the image are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for leaving your comments...they mean so much to me.