Saturday, June 5, 2010

Just Us Girls Birthday

Hello everyone,

Today's card just didn't want to be made. Every element was difficult. Some elements took multiple attempts before I got it right. I hate it when this happens.

It all started with today's Just Us Girls Saturday Challenge which is a sketch I found interesting.

The background is Stampin' Up Rose Red textured with Sizzix Eyelet and highlighted with Fruit Punch Stickles. The patterned layer is BasicGrey Sugar Rush. The focal image is layered on a scrap of Rose Red and Close To My Heart Colonial White. The image is Stampin' Up Pretty Amazing. The metal flowers are of unknown origin from my crafting stash. I bought them years ago to enhance some framing. The ribbon is Michael's Special Value. The buttons are Karen Foster Riviera Button Brads. The sentiment is Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Greetings.

I'm still working on Birthday cards for my nieces. I wanted this to be exceptionally girly so I used the BasicGrey paper as a jumping off point. I think where I went wrong is that I used too many elements and got caught up in trying to bring it all together in a cohesive fashion. Still, I do finally like this card. Once I pulled out the metal flowers, it came together beautifully. I know my niece will like it.

I hope you enjoy and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Lovely card...great idea to use that dp because it's very fun and cheery! Love how you used the JUGs sketch, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  2. I like how you accented the embossed background with stickles!

  3. Difficult or not, I'm so glad you stuck with it - your card is so lovely! Those flowers are so darn cute! Fantastic take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you'll join us again next week!

  4. What a sweet card! Great use of those flower embellishments! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

  5. Nicely done - even if it was a little challenging for you you did it up just great. Thanks for sticking with it and for playing along with Just Us Girls sketch this week.

  6. What a nice job! LOVE those flowers, they are perfect. You did a great job!

  7. Very nice card and I like the metal flowers! Great job with the sketch this week!
    Thanks for playing along with the JUGS sketch challenge this week!

  8. Oh cute! I love the flower charms layered over your stamped stem! Great idea! Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!