Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Moxie, B-day, Retro card

Hi again!

Yes, 2 posts in one night! There's tons of laundry to fold but I figured I'm always going to have laundry so I might as well play tonight! Besides, there's just so many great challenges out there right now that it sparked my creative gene! :)

For this card, I chose to play along with one of the many Moxie Fab site challenges going on. This challenge was to create my own background paper. (This required a lot of stamping on my part!) Then, the challenge at the Lawnscaping site was to make a b-day/party card and I always need those! Last, but certainly not least, the retro sketches site had a fun sketch that I used to incorporate all the challenges.

Here's the challenge badges and my card:
This card took a lot of time just b/c of the background! I used three different Color Box inks to stamp the word "sweetie" all over the card base. Kind of monotonous but I was in the mood to do it. The cake image is from Martha Stewart and I stamped it in the same color as one of the rows. I die cut a heart and inked it in another one of the colors from the background and then mounted everything with dimensional adhesive. I added the pearls at the end b/c I felt like it still needed something (ever have that feeling?) and I'm glad I added them. Just a nice touch to the cake stand.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a sweet birthday card! Love your stampng! Thanks so much for pplaying with us at Lawnscaping, hugs, Karin

  2. Great card...I would love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. Look at that text background you created! Holy moly! It's fantastic!!!!!! Loving this!!!

    Thanks for celebrating with us at Lawnscaping!!!!

  4. Gorgeous text background. I'm always so paranoid of messing those up so I rarely attempt them. Kudos to you for trying! It looks perfect. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping for our birthday challenge!

  5. Hey Pat! Thanks for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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