Happy Sunday to you! I finally found some time to make my Mom's card for her 70th birthday. Yahoo! I decided to use the sketch posted by Pink Persimmon ( http://pinkpersimmon.typepad.com/pinkpersimmon/2010/02/sketch-challenge.html ). They are giving away some fantastic stamp sets as prizes. Be sure to check it out before midnight tonight.
On to my card, I started with a card from Brenda Walton Dollhouse Cardstock Pad by K & Company. There are many great patterns to pick from in this pad. I chose this pink one since my mom likes cards with a vintage feel. I then die cut a piece of off-white textured cardstock using my new Labels 6 (next to largest die) by Spellbinders. I used my Wizard(Spellbinders) machine to die cut the Label. Next I stamped my image of a gal holding a huge cake(MFT) directly onto the Label with Versafine black ink. Then I stamped her again on various matching patterned papers from my 6 X 6 pad of Porcelain Paper by Basic Grey. I cut out the various pieces and glued them to the image already stamped on the Label. I added some clear Stardust gel pen(Sakura) to the cake. I also added the "70" on top of the cake with cut up Dimensional adhesive pieces from Stampin' Up. I embellished the "70" with yellow and clear Stardust gel pens. I then did some shading around the edge of the Label to give it an aged look using Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress ink from Ranger. The next step was to cut a strip of matching paper to mount up across the lower half of the card as shown. I used paper from the same Porcelain collection and also antiqued the edges with Tea Dye ink. I then added a green ribbon around it and added a cheater knotted bow to the left side of ribbon. I proceeded to stamp the greeting(MFT) on white cardstock cutting out each word individually. I added the Tea Dye ink antiquing to these pieces also. I attached the greeting pieces flat to the card below the ribbon piece to the left. Lastly I antiqued the whole card front edges with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain Distress inks. To finish it off I added faux stitching around the entire edge of card with my white Inkssentials gel pen. I sure hope my mom likes it. Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out the Pink Persimmon blog.