Sunday, March 5, 2017

Happy Birthday Card for Multiple Challenges

Good morning!

It is a gloriously sunny day here in Michigan.  Too bad that looks can be deceiving!  It is still terribly cold.  Brrrr!  Anyway, I needed to get a card made for my sister's birthday coming up.  We have fun sending each other snarky cards so I was so excited when I found this new stamp set with matching dies by Taylored Expressions.  I thought it was perfect for a March birthday since she lives in TX and it's already warming up there.  I used several blog challenges for inspiration.  First I knew I wanted to use the sketch from the Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday Challenge #311.  Here is the sketch:
You can find it here.  

I also am entering it in the Seize the Birthday Challenge (Anything Goes as long as it's birthday) found here.    

And while I am at it I might as well enter it in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #231.  That challenge is found here.
As for the details of the card, I pretty much stayed true to the sketch.  I used papers from the Dreamin' Big collection from CTMH.  I matted with Slate cardstock from CTMH.  The adorable little grumpy bunny is from the new stamp set called Spring Grumblings from Taylored Expressions.  I love that there are matching dies!  The greeting on the outside is from the CTMH stamp set called Birthday Wish.  The sequins are from the Coral Reef Sequins pack also from CTMH.  For the inside I cut matching paper with mats.  The snarky greeting is from the same Taylored Expressions stamp set mentioned above.  The "happy birthday" stamp is from the CTMH set called Holiday Tags.  The bunny image was stamped with Black Momento ink and colored with alcohol markers (CTMH and Copic).  The greetings were stamped with black CTMH ink.  And there you have it. 

Thanks for stopping by,



Inkyfingers said...

This is so pretty and I love that you decorated the inside of the card too!
Thank you for sharing with us at ATSM.
Carol x

Donna Scholz said...

Bonus points for using the sketch challenge on both the inside AND the outside of your cute card, Janet! We are all longing for spring here in Idaho, so your card caught my eye right away! Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!!

Nandini said...

Beautiful card. Love the layers. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. All the best. Nandini, DT