Birthday Wishes

Today's card is another one I made with this week's Our Creative Corner sketch. I pulled out another one of my favorite Penny Black floral images... Prince of Orange. I took the colors of my card from the gorgeous October Afternoon paper. I started by stamping on white cardstock with Adirondack Pitch Black ink and then coloring with Copic markers. Then I realized the polka dots in the paper were more cream than white, so I decided to soften the white by overstamping the panel with the Linen background in Creamy Caramel and the sponging the edges with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. This ended up making the cream polka dots look too white next to the the image panel, so I added some sponging using Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip to blend it a little more. Sounds like an endless cycle, huh? :)

Next I did some faux stitching around the edges with a paper piercer and a chocolate chip marker and then distressed the edges with a paper distressing tool. The background is chocolate chip stamped with Linen in the same color ink. For the sentiment, I used Wonderful Wishes Remixed, punched it out with the round tab punch then stamped with Linen and sponged the edges. To finish off I died a piece of taffeta with a Copic marker and added some ribbon on the corners and a knotted bow by the sentiment. I painted on a little glitter/diamond glaze mixture for sparkle and then adhered everything to a Close to Cocoa card base.

22 comments

  1. Another gorgeous card Julee!! I love everything about it!!

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  2. ooooo...SO pretty. Where did you order those Penny Black Flower stamps from? I love them!

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  3. Super pretty Julee, I love your colors, so glad you are playing with us OCC girls.

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  4. Lovely card & beautiful colors! I have something on my blog for you, so make sure you check it out!

    Suzanne Dean
    www.scrapbitz.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful card Julee, LOVE the warm colors and gorgeous design. Thanks so much in the OCC Challenge!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

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  6. Another gorgeous creation Julee!

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  7. Gorgeous! This is absolutely beautiful...wow! Thanks for playing along with us again!!

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  8. Wow! So pretty. Your colors really stand out.

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  9. This is beautiful Julee! I love the faux stitching and the paper -everything! Great card :)

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  10. Gorgeous, girl! Glad you got some stamping time!

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  11. Gorgeous!!! love,love, love the colors, design, paper and stamp!!!

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  12. This is just beautiful! I love all the sponging and distressing; Gorgeous!

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  13. This card is amazing. I am in love with the colors!!

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  14. Wonderful details and beautiful card.

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  15. LOVE the colors!!! Penny Black has some pretty flowers...you did this one proud!

    I tagged you if you want to play!!
    http://hopestampseternal.blogspot.com/2008/07/tagged-with-questions.html

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  16. Just beautiful Julee - just got back from vacation and catching up - gotta do that fab sketch you posted for mm! Love this card, the colors are wonderful - just gorgeous, girl! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  17. CherylQuilts at SCSJuly 9, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    I totally love this card! I just got this sentiment set, and I didn't realize how wonderful they work with the SU! punch! Thanks! Gorgeous work, as usual!

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  18. So pretty! I've just discovered your blog and I love it!!

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  19. Beautiful card!
    Flowers are so pretty..
    Love the colors.

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  20. Oh Julee, this is just AMAZING! The image is beautiful, your colors are perfect, and all the accents just right. Love it!

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