Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Tree

Hello All!

Hope you're having a good Tuesday. Things have been busy here, but the kids are watching a movie right now so I've had the last hour to myself to stamp! What a nice way to end the day! :) Now it's on to making dinner.

But, before I go make dinner and then relax with the family for the evening, I wanted to share a card I made for the Cupcake Craft Challenge which was a fun sketch this week. We have some birthdays coming up at the end of this month and so I'm trying to get all those cards finished this week.

This is the Stampin' Up! set Thoughts and Prayers. I just love this tree. It's so simple, but very pretty. I used some watercolor wonder crayons and colored directly on the stamp. Then I used an aquapainter to dampen the white paper, let it dry enough that the crayon wouldn't run and then stamped the image. This technique creates a faded look to the image. It's soft and pretty, perfect for this stamp.

The cardstock colors are SU! Chocolate Chip and Pink Pirouette along with a piece of Porcelain paper from BasicGrey. The accents are grosgrain ribbon, a button, and Prima flowers with Chocolate Chip brad centers. The sentiment is also SU!, from the set Short and Sweet.

Thanks for stopping over today. Hope you have a nice night and a great day tomorrow. Happy Stamping! :)

21 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love that background paper and those flowers! Just super.

Hugs,

papercraftsbyrach said...

Denise this is so pretty. what a fabulous image, so serene. hugs rachxx

Linda B said...

This is a gorgeous card! That set has been on my wishlist for quite awhile -- must get!

Lisa M. said...

Very pretty tree! Thanks for playing with us at CCC this week!

Stephanie said...

Denise,

What a great card, love everything about it. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC this week.
Stephanie

cats whiskers said...

Hi Denise this is a simply Brilliant card, love the image and the gorgeous papers and those lovely flowers
Hugs jacqui x

Laura said...

What a special and unique card, Denise! Such a pretty and simply uplifting encouragement!

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Denise.

Hugs Riet.x

Diane said...

Love it Denise!Great stamp,grat colors!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

So pretty Denise!! Love the colors and those flowers!! :)

Tammy said...

OH my! I love that tree!!! Thanks for adding your fab work to the CCC linky

Michele said...

Ohhh this is a fabulous and elegant card Denise. Love the image and the colours you've used. Hugs Michele x

Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors. Great tree and flowers!

Alex said...

This is beautiful Denise, I love how you did that tree!! Enjoy the time with the kiddos! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Scrubbysue said...

Ooooooooh.........this is so pretty and elegant!

Lynn said...

Very pretty! Just love that tree! The flowers across the top are a lovely touch.

Kr├╝mel said...

What an adorable card! Love how you colored the tree/stamped it with different colors - and the rest of your colors match it perfectly.
Thanks for joining us this week!
Kathrin aka Kruemel

lesleyworth said...

Beautiful card! So elegant!

The Crafty Den said...

Pretty card. I love the image. Thanks for joining the CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

POPPET said...

Sorry my comment is late. Beautiful card, thank you for joining us last week at cupcake, hugs Pops x x x

melody said...

beautiful and so serene!

hugz
melody
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