Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy 93rd Birthday Mom!

A quick post today with a Birthday card that I made for my sweet Mother-in-Law!  I am planning on entering it in the current My Creative Time Challenge.  The challenge is to use no patterned paper! You can make your own pattern paper by using any of My Creative Time's stamps OR dies,  but no store bought patterned paper allowed for the challenge.

MCT products used:
Build a Banner Kit
Build a Chevy Background
Fun Stitched Edges Dies
It's All About You-sentiments
Rolled Flower Dies
Scallop & Stitched Circle Dies
Small Stitched Scalloped Bow Die
Spring Chicken Backgrounds
Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Dies-numbers
Stitched Leaves Dies
Stitched Scallop Heart Dies
Vintage Label Stamps
Vintage Sentiments
Vintage Stitched Label Dies
Other items used:
                                                                             Distress Ink-Peacock Feathers
Distress Stain-Tarnished Brass
Ranger Archival Ink-black
Ranger Watermark Resist ink pad
Stampin' Up ink-pink passion
Georgia-Pacific white paper
Paper Trey Ink color card stock

I used the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain to stamp the background on the Vintage Label and on the banner and Rolled Flower edges, for a gold look.  I think lots of stain and little pressure would leave a better image with the stain.  The dots and floral backgrounds were stamped with the watermark ink.  I added the scallop circle halves to the label to bring some blue to that part of the card.   The bow was supposed to go on the white strip but there was not enough contrast or time to make another bow.  Just as I was needing to leave with the card I decided the white needed something so I stamped a Chevy stamp on it...I smudged it but no mistakes as Emma says so I put a heart over the area to hide the smudge...oh well, live and learn ;)  After all is done I can see some changes and things I would add.  I think Mom liked her card as it is.  Thanks for looking!


  1. It's really fantastic! I'm glad she liked it. :D

  2. Awwwww...what a sweet and pretty card! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  3. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors.....Fantastic :)

  4. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with our designer challenge at MCT! Lee-Ann :)

  5. Awww! What a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us at My Creative Time for the designer challenge!

  6. What a great birthday card! Love all the MCT goodies you used!
    Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  7. I am sure your MIL loved this, especially those flowers.