Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Birthday to a VERY special lady!!!

Hey y'all!!!  My very good friend Teri had a birthday yesterday and I designed a very special card just for her.....this is the kind of card that I LOVE to design!!!  Everything on this card was made by me except for the sequins.  I made the border from an online image that I found at and I made a paper piecing file from an online birthday coloring page that I found online.  I designed the "Happy Birthday Teri" title using the LD Dainty Font (can be purchased at Lettering Delights).  For the background, I used a new embossing folder that I purchased from Joann's last week by Darice, called "Diagonal Stripe", on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  I inked up a ceramic tile with some "Black Soot" and "Spun Sugar" Distress inks and threw in some of my homemade metallic silver paint, sprayed it good with water and then kept laying my embossed background on it and heat setting until I got the look that I wanted and then to top it off I used some Heidi Swapp "White Color Shine", which I really am getting addicted to!  At any rate, I love the look that I got from all that....looks a lot better IRL than it does in the photos I took!  Here are a couple of views of the front.

For the paper pieced cake, I used a layer of the pink glitter paper on top of the cake and cut the icing pieces using some Silhouette double-stick adhesive and then some white flocking and since the layer I adhered it to was pink, the white flocking made the "icing" a color that matched the card perfectly!  I designed the "51" candle and the "candle flames" to finish off the cake and then added some's got to where I just cannot make a card without using those gorgeous Pretty Pink Posh "Sparkling Clear" sequins!  I also added some pearls made using my Viva Decor "Ice" Pearl Pen.  Here are a couple of close-up photos of the card front.

I made a "print and cut" for the inside of the card and made a matching border and used some more "Ice" pearls and some "Clear Wink of Stella".

I used a design of Teri's to make the signature label that I placed on the back of the her design and have been using it a lot!!!

I used some Recollections designer paper to make the envelope using my Envelope Punch Board.  I decided it would look really cool to make a border for the inside of the envelope flap instead of a liner and I love the way it turned out!

I hope I've not worn y'all out with all of these photos!!!  I just want add that Teri loved her card and I've loved making it for her!!!  Thanks for stopping by and hurry back.....oh yes, don't forget to leave your comments below as I love reading them!!!

Finished Card Size:  A2 (4.25"x5.5")

Supplies List
Papers:  Recollections "White 110 LB" Cardstock (card base), Tim Holtz "Distress Watercolor Cardstock" (front panel), Recollections "Garden Florals" Paper (envelope), DCWV "Pink & Gold Glitter Paper"
Stamps:  "Happy Birthday" Soloz Hampton Art "Studio G"
Ink:  Tsukineko VersaMark, Tim Holtz "Black Soot" & "Spun Sugar" Distress Inks 
Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Ranger "Heat-It", Martha Stewart "Score Board", Stamp-a-ma-jig, WeR "Envelope Punch Board
Accessories:  "Sparkling Clear" Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Spellbinders Dies, Stamp-n-Stuff "Clear Transparent" embossing powder, Viva Decor "Ice Pearl Pen", "Clear" Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker, Heidi Swapp "White Color Shine"


Myrna said...

She will treasure this forever.
It is absolutely gorgeous and your envelope just finishes everything off.

Teri said...

I am so lucky to be your friend and the recipient of this beautiful card Pam. I am proudly displaying it in my house. Thank you again!

Tine said...

Fabulous card, Pam and I am not surprised that Teri loved to receive it.
Tine (Addie24)

Barbara said...

It such a gorgeous card, Pam, that I know it is cherished! I sure do cherish mine! It is still on display!