Saturday, June 10, 2017

Guest Designer for Fashionable Stamping Challenges-Feminine Birthday Card

Welcome crafty friends and visitors! Today I have the privilege of Guest Designing at  Fashionable Stamping Challengeswhere the theme is  Make It Feminine, and I made this feminine birthday card for my Mom.

I took a photo of my background before adding my focal image and embellishments, so hopefully you can get an idea of those special surprises I love to include on my projects. I cut out my Spellbinders frame and kept the negative to use for the background. In the aperture, I made a panel blended with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and stamped it with Stampin' Up's old chicken wire image using Watering Can Archival ink.

The blue panel is stamped with a Heidi Swapp stamp also in Archival and inked with Broken China DOX. I added some Tim Holtz stenciling with crackle paste and splashed on some more Broken China DOX. Frayed Burlap Distress ink went on the edges.

For my feminine focal image, I chose this old Great Impressions stamp and inked in Archival. I colored the details with a variety of Distress inks and Oxides and my water pen. I die cut the image using the same die I used for my background and added a few half pearls.

I made a frame from that  first die cut, by tracing around an oval shape and fussy cutting out the center. I heat embossed with Aged Ivory and Aged Gold Frantage powders. I love peeking under there to see the chicken wire.

The butterflies are Kaisercraft and the birthday greeting is Stampin' Up. I inked the butterfly stamp in Distress Oxide and colored with Distress ink, fussy cut and shaped them. The flowers, colored with Wilted Violet Distress spray, are from my stash.

A huge thank you to Shirley and the rest of the talented Design Team at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for inviting me to be their Guest Designer today! Be sure to visit the blog to see all the feminine inspiration! Thank YOU for stopping by today and for all your inspiring comments.
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. Huge congrats on your so-deserved guest design spot!! This is absolutely stunning, Sara Emily!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love the background!! The image is a perfect focal point!! The butterflies and flower are beautiful touches!! So spectacular, my friend!! Your Mom will treasure it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Gorgeous colors and stunning design! Real work of art Sara Emily! Love everything about this beauty.
    Paper Talk with Samra

  3. Congratulations on the GDT spot Sara .. so well deserved too!! This card is totally stunning!! I love that gorgeous background and the pretty frame around your focal image. Love the colour mix and all the delightful details .. your Mum will treasure this for sure!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

  4. Hi Sara thank you so much for agreeing to be our GD at FSC. Your debut make is absolutely amazing and I love the step by step of how you made it. Feminine is definitely the name of the game with this make.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Huge congrats on your guest spot dearie and what a lovely design you made for them! I am sure your mum will enjoy this lovely card. Such a wonderful vintage old world vine. Like a card that would have been given on the Titanic voyage. Your background is very interesting and that stencil work is top notch! Loves it! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

  6. Huge congratulations on your GDT spot and what a fabulous project to share! I love how you created the base and the frame on top is just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. What a pretty card for your Mom, Sara Emily! I am fascinated by the almost hidden extras you put in the card. So clever!

  8. Hi Sara, your card is beautiful. Nice to have you as a guest designer this month.
    Greetings Carola

  9. Hi Sara. Your mum will absolutely looove this card! It fits our 'feminine' challenge beautifully. Lovely colours too! Thanks for joining us over at FSC.
    Dot x'
    Ink Art Designs

  10. Wonderful layering of colour, stamps and beautiful frame, I bet you mum loved this gorgeous card xxx

  11. Totally brilliant Sara Emily, what a beautiful card! Those two stamps together look fantastic, so cleverly done, and your colour palette is just perfect too! I bet your mum adores this card, it's a real winner! Oh and I love what you did with the Spellbinders frame!!

  12. beautiful summery colours Sara and that main stamped image is charming - really lovely make! Super big hugs Rachel xx

  13. Beautiful job on your card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  14. Well, what a bright and cheery birthday card! I'm sure your mom will show it off and love it! I do appreciate the little details like the chicken wire visible under the fabulous frame. Cheers!

  15. A gorgeous feminine card Sara, love the colour and textures and a lovely image.
    Lovely to have you join us at FSC for my theme as our GD.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  16. Lovely, elegant, vintage look.
    Alison x

  17. This is a georgeous card! Love the colors you have used :)
    Thank you for joining us at Nordsalten Hobbyklubb.
    DT Cathrine

  18. Fabulous project with very pretty techniques.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft & Create. Best of luck with your entry.

    Mary Owner & DT Member for Let's Craft & Create...

  19. Great card and lovely techniques, thank you for joining the challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.

  20. This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Let's Craft and Create's "Girls, Girls, Girls" challenge!
    Leslie, LCC DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  21. What a fabulous selection and arrangement of elements, resulting in a card that will bring mega-watt smiles to your mom! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies gallery!


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