Aug 14, 2009

BC112 It's Your Birthday


HAPPY FRIDAY! - This weeks challenge for the BC Group was the theme, "It's Your Birthday" and you know some where someone is celebrating their birthday. If it's you and you just happen to be visiting my blog then this cards for you!

This card is a rather CAS design but I like it. I think the only thing I might have changed was maybe adding an emobossed white background but I had already finished the card when that idea occurred to me.

I started off picking out my paper this time around. I had this super fun striped patterned paper (Bubblegum Popsicle - BoBunny) that I just fell in love with. The reverse side is multi-color dots which are equally fun. Next I paired my paper up with a birthday sentiment image from (Inkadinkado's Birthday Fun stamps set). I recently won this set in a blog giveaway. It worked great for this weeks challenge.

The image was embossed with Basic Black EP and then I colored the letters with various Bold Bright markers. Next I highlighted each of the letters with a Spica Glitter pen for some extra shimmer. Hopefully you can see that if you click on the card for the larger version. I added a flower from (Hero Arts) and a striped cloth brad (source unknown) and 3 Green Galore Brads. The sentiment and frame are both Nestabilite Dies. I also used my MS Loopy Punch (love that punch).

That's it's plain and simple but a lot of fun. Now go check out the other members blogs and see how they celebrated this birthday theme.

23 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Ida: I think it looks terrific just as it is. Sometimes a simple clean card is perfect!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a darling birthday card! Lovely!

Lisa said...

Very bright and cheerful! Just how a birthday card should be!

Tami Black said...

Ida,

I love this card! Love the happy colors and even though you think it is simple, I think it looks great! I'd be very happy to receive this card and I'd probably also cart it around and say, "Look what I got!"

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very cute! I love all the different elements that you used!

Allison said...

Love this! Great paper and stamp! Off to search for that punch since now I want it!

Patti Chesky said...

I love the bright and happy colors on this card, and that brad in the center of the flower is WAY too cute!!!

Rachel Hope said...

Fun and Bright! I love it!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific card Ida! Love the "Loops" and the striped paper! :D

Maria Matter said...

Hi Ida!
This is such a happy card, love it!
You have a beautiful blog!
Blessings, Maria

Connie said...

Very cute card, Ida! Nice and bright!

Margaret R said...

This is such a bright and happy card! How fun it would be to receive it! Great job!

Lori said...

Great birthday card, Ida! Love the look of the loopy punch.

Barbara said...

I LOVE simple cards and this one is fabulous! Although the more layered and embellished cards are fun to look at and admire, the simpler ones are easy to reproduce. This is perfect for CASEing!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the bright colors of your DSP, makes a wonderful BD Card.

Robin Merriman said...

Such a cheerful card - I love the colors, layout and your details. Perfect just the way it is!

Selene Kempton said...

Clean, simple and gorgeous!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Ida! I love the embossing of the sentiment! Really love the colors too!

Carly said...

Hi Ida, what a lovely card! Very beautiful design. Hugs, Carly

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Ida! Love the bold letters and colors! That flower with the brad is pretty! TFS!

tonistamps said...

Looks like that brad matches your striped paper perfectly! Great card Ida.

Jeannette Swain said...

What a fun card and the colors are perfect for a birthday. So bright and cheery!

Nikki Bond said...

So whimsical and cute! Love it! {sMILES}