Friday, July 6, 2012

A garden b-day

Hi everyone! It's Friday and it's the first day in 2 weeks that I have been able to sleep in and enjoy a quiet day at home...I love having family and friends over but it's nice to return to a normal routine, too.

I had the chance to play with a fun image from Hero Arts today. A friend of mine lent me her stamp and I knew exactly who to play along with! The Cute Card Thursday site is challenging us to make a garden theme card and the PaperPlay Challenges site wanted us to make a happy b-day card.

Here's my card:
I love this reverse image stamp! I used versamark ink--but I guess there had been some other ink used before that didn't wash off completely--so to my surprise, the pinkish-brown background was what I ended up with! I liked it! I wanted to show the pretty butterflies that hover over gardens. And with several friends that love tending gardens, they'd love a bday card like this! I colored everything in using distress markers and then added some glitter to the butterflies using a glitter pen. I layered the panel with brown cardstock and added some green ribbon. I used a border punch to add some interest to the 2 panels and then added some gems to the ribbon and on each side of the sentiment. I used the peeled paint distress marker to then ink the sentiment stamp.

Hope you can join in on the fun...and have a great weekend! Pat


  1. This is a classy card - love the image and the soft colors. Really pretty!

  2. gorgeous card
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  3. WOW so gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along in our Happy Birthday Challenge at Paper Play this week:-)

  4. This a really pretty card, Pat.

    I want to stop by to also thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. I don't know what happen. I can see your comment in the comments area but is not showing up in the Giveaway post as a comment and I don't want you to miss out on a chance to win. You said this in your comment.

    Chama! Congrats on reaching 100 followers! Love this graphic card, too, by the way...
    What I love most about summer is the hiking my family and I get to enjoy. Living in WA state offers us great weather with no humidity and gorgeous mountains!

    You can just copy and paste it... if you don't mind stopping by and commenting again. Sorry! and thank you chamita.


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