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Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Blues

I'm never blue about my birthday because it means cake and presents. But this CARD features several shades of blue. The card is based on this Flourishes Timeless Tuesdays sketch, which I turned sideways:
The card also incorporates design challenges from some other sites:
Caardvarks: Monochromatic cards
Raise the Bar: Favorite color
Secret Crafter: distressing
A Spoonful of Sugar: birthday

I love blue, teal and purple. I guess you could say my favorite color depends on my mood.
Here are some closer looks.
HINT for bling word stickers: Cover the whole word with clear low tack tape then lift from the sticker backing. Then you can position the word as you like without losing the shape!

The numbers were embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then sanded. I used Core'Dinations cardstock that has a lighter blue core. I think it's much easier to sand and expose a different color than to ink so much real estate on a card.
I created the medallion by cutting and embossing with Nestabilities circles then decorating the top and bottom with an EK Success border punch. Then I backed the punched area with coordinating cardstock.

Cardstock: DCWV, Core'Dinations, The Paper Company
Dies/Embossing: Spellbinders circles, Cuttlebug Numbers
Accessories: EK Success Scroll & Dots punch, emery boards for distressing, Studio 18 rhinestone word, pop dots


  1. Very pretty! LOVE the bling!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Great job!

  2. This is such a great design with the pretty colors and that blingy sentiment!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

  3. Awesome card!! I love the embossed background....I have this embossing folder and I don't think I have used it yet, but you have inspired me to pull it out. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!