Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday

I love the beautiful flowers in the Contemporary Design Elements set by Mujka Chic on MyGrafico and use them all the time! I paired the flower with leaves from the Hand Drawn Floral Stamps by Lil Ellaboudy on MyGrafico.

Happy Birthday

This is a card I've had in my head for a while now. The spotty background on the petals was originally what I had planned for this card, but decided to go with the beautifully textured Canson Mi-Teintes instead.

It's also another mostly digital card - everything was created and/or manipulated in PSPX2 except for the sentiment. I would have done that digitally too except I didn't think of having a sentiment until after I printed it and thought it needed something in the corner to balance it out. Now looking at it I think I could have stamped it a little bit further away from the corner... oh well.

The flower and leaves are paper pieced, not printed straight onto the frame as I love the dimension this brings!

I also used Glossy Accents to accent the middle bits of the flowers. It's my new favourite extra!

Size of card: 4" square

Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, Kodak matte photo card, Epson matte photo paper
Stamp - Contemporary Design Elements from Mujka Chic (MyGrafico), Hand Drawn Floral Stamps by Lil Ellaboudy (MyGrafico), Chic Jessica paper (spotted backgrounds) by Woofy World (MyGrafico), My Sentiments Exactly "Birthday Sentiments"
Ink - printer, Versacolor "Black"
Extra - Glossy Accents
Tools - Carl rotary trimmer, Helmar glue runner, scissors

Challenges: MyGrafico Challenge #67 - Paper Piecing / Caardvarks Clean & Simple Challenge / Wee Memories CAS challenge

Thanks for looking!


  1. Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining MG challenge this week.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

  3. What a great sketch feeling to this card! So glad you played with us at Wee Memories!

  4. Beautiful CAS card! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!

  5. Wow, I really love your CAS design. This is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Wee Memories! xx

  6. Great job on a Clean a simple design. Thanks for joining us at MyGrafico Challenges!

  7. Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too!


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