Monday, February 7, 2011

An Elegant Birthday Card

My wonderful friend Margo celebrated her birthday at the end of January and I wanted to make a simple but elegant birthday card for her.

As I'm working with limited supplies here I chose a 2 color theme for my cardstock and ink.

I used Really Rust cardstock layered with Whisper White, and stamped the images from the Just Believe (116948/120453 CM) in Really Rust ink.  For texture and interest I used two of Stampin' Ups! great textured impressions plates - Elegant Impressions (119277) and Textured Lattice (119976).  Dimensionals add height to the flowered circles and basic rhinestones add a little bit of glitz.

Inside of the card - finished version had basic rhinestones mounted  on the flowers.  See middle inset.

15 comments:

Dale Morin said...

Saw this card on SC. Really like it. May have to case it for my next stack class. TFS

Patty Mickle said...

You card is beautiful!! I love it!

Renee said...

Love the layout of this card! It is just beautiful! hugs n blessings.

Colleen G said...

I love how you did the inside of the card... I need to get back into stamping my insides! Really makes a finished card!

Colleen G said...

Not sure if the last comment went through or not - But I said that I love how you stamped the inside, it looks soooo cute!!!

paper bag create said...

Just GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!!
:)

Yolanda said...

That is a very nice b'day card. I've had that stamp set since convention and have never used it, so thanks for sharing such a pretty card. It makes me want to pull it out and dust it off. TFS-yolanda-tryingtobecreative.blogspot.com

Amanda Sevall said...

Pretty card! I love using that embossing folder!! :)

Unknown said...

lovely card, and love those circles down the side, it looks great.

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear Penny. What abeautiful and elegant card! I finally had the time to respond to your Stylish Blogger Award on my blog. Thanks again for the sweet surprise. I loved it.

Here is the link. In there I wrote something about you and your lovely blog:

http://thepursuitofstampiness.blogspot.com/2011/02/broadsheet-alphabet-some-greenhouse.html

Inky hugs, Pauline

helloholley said...

Hi Penny.....I think you achieved the elegant and simple card ....it turned out beautiful!!! ;)

Carrie Sampsel said...

Beautiful Card!! Don't you just love the rhinestones. This is a great blog.
www.carriesscrapyard.blogspot.com

Carrie Sampsel said...

What a beautiful card. I LOVE those rhinestones. Great blog!!
www.carriesscrapyard.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Oh, I *love* this, Penny! The elegant white swirls combined with the look of those circles - it's so lovely! :) tfs

Linda said...

Your beautiful card made up my mind. I HAVE to get the Just Believe set. I love that this card would work with almost any colour.

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