Beautiful Birthday Wishes

Don’t you love it when an idea comes together and the results are breathtakingly beautiful?  I couldn’t be happier about the way this card turned out.  It all began with a MOJO Monday sketch (click on the sketch to see the challenge entries):   

I’ve never been that much of a fan of diagonal bows up in the corner… they look lonely and out of place to me.  But that’s what I love about challenges:  they force you to work with something you’re not necessarily always comfortable with.  I decided my lonely bow could highlight a corner that exposed an underlayer. 

All the elements came together like a dream.  The new Mocha Morning Specialty DSP paired with Cherry Cobbler is so rich and in the case of this card, decidedly feminine.  The flower was made with Victoria Crochet Trim

SUPPLIES:  Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (108640), Cherry Cobbler (119685) and new Mocha Morning Specialty DSP (122366);  Stamp Sets:  Fabulous Phrases (W117002 and C120501) and Because I Care (little design next to the sentiment – retired hostess set);  Tools:  Scallop Edge Border (119882) and Heat Tool (100005);  Finishing Touches:  VersaMark (102283), new Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder (122949), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (120992); Victoria Crochet Trim (118481) and Basic Pearls (119247)

Product Highlights:

Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper: 12 sheets total:  2 each of 2 single-sided designs with black flocking (4 sheets total) and 2 sheets each of 4 double-sided designs (8 sheets total).  Patterns include metallic ink.  Coordinating Colors include Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.  Also coordinates with Elements of Style Stamp Set.

Victoria Crochet Trim:  Add vintage charm to your projects with this beautiful, high-quality crochet trim. Tie it, dye it, knot it, gather it, or stitch it–with 5 yards in each package, you’ll have enough for many projects.

■ Approximately 5 yards per package
■ 100% cotton
■ Can be dyed using Classic Stampin’ Ink
■ 5/8″ wide

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you were inspired!





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  1. Lisa

    Very pretty Cindy…the colors are wonderful!

  2. Kathy H

    What a pretty card! You really captured the sketch well!!

  3. Jana

    Cindy, This is really beautiful. I love how you used the lace to make a flower and the colors are great together.

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