Friday, March 2, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Happy Friday to you all! I hope that you're gearing up for the weekend wherever you may be in the world - it's nearly here! :)

I'm here to share another Annabelle Stamps challenge with you...

Brown, olive and mustard are terrific earthy colours to use for a masculine card... but that's not what I've got to show you today! I went girly for mine...

The cardbase is lovely brown Bazzill, cut to 3x3" for a cute little notecard. I stamped one of the sweet little sentiments from Garden Silhouettes on a strip of the Bazzill cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and used a square punch to notch the end (ala Julie Ebersole.

The focal silhouette image is also from Garden Silhouettes, stamped on paper from the Kaisercraft Hey Birdie paper pad. It stamped way too light so I used some prismacolor pencils to give it some definition.
Punched a butterfly using a Sullivans punch with Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue paper and popped a couple of Kaisercraft pearls (coloured with Chamois copic) in the centre.

Click on the links below to see how the other Belles were inspired by the colours:

Sue K
Sue W

See you next time!

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  1. Gorgeous Jess! The prismacolor pencils add the perfect touch (and so does that beautiful butterfly - one of my weaknesses, my husband thinks I can't make a card without them)!

  2. This is pure perfection! I love your little butterfly!

  3. Haha and I make 3........your butterfly finishes this lovely card to perfection!

  4. Lovely card. The prisma colouring adds a soft and subtle touch that is a little different. I too am butterfly crazy and I think it finishes your card beautifully.

  5. Beautifully done Jess, I love the effect of the prisma colouring, not looking too closely (I don't need to start another obsession with prisma pencils-lol). perfect balance of the colours! :)


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