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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nature Walk Birthday Card

I love this stamp is in the Occasions Mini Catalog which is only available til the end of April.   I have made several birthday cards with it as well as a few Thinking of You cards too.   Tonight I am posting this card as part of a  411 Sketch Challenge.  Entering a challenge, whether it is a color challenge, sketch or stamp set challenge is a great way to get your creativity going.  

I used Marina Mist cardstock for the card base and also for the layer behind the stamped flower image that I punched the edge with the Pinking Heart border punch.  The layer that has the bee, bird, eggs and Happy Birthday greeting is actually the Botanical Gazette designer series paper.  The paper looks aged and has no images on it, so I added those from the Nature Walk stamp set #121997 clear mount from the Occasions mini catalog  and the Happy Birthday is from the On Your Birthday set #111664 pg 153 of the Idea Book & Catalog.   I used the marvelous markers to ink the flower stamp...old olive and cherry cobbler and stamped several times without reinking.   The Crochet trim is from the catalog and I sponged marina mist ink onto it.   I put one of those Antique brads on the ribbon where I knotted it.   The card took only about 10 minutes to stamp and put together, but I kept trying different ribbons and brads, which added at least another half hr.....




  1. So soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing Carol!

  2. I love the variety of stamped images for this vintage pretty!

  3. What a gorgeous birthday card! Love the collage feel of the background!

  4. Lovely soft colors for this set! Thanks for playing!