Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I am sharing with you today the birthday card I made for my mother's birthday.  I was pleased with the way the card turned out.  It really was more elegant than it photographed.  I made it with today's die cut challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches in mind.  We were challenged to use a flower on our creations.  And flowers are my very favorite things ever to put on a card or layout!  So, I was a happy design team member.  LOL.  Click here to go directly to the challenge.  Come play along with us!

Here are the details:

Size:  5" x 5"
Card stock:  Bazzill
Patterned papers:  DCWV
Flower:  Paisley Cricut cartridge cut at sizes from 2 1/2" down to 1 1/4".  To get the dimension on the flower, I curled the leaves around a embossing tool.  I learned this several months ago on the Cricut message board, but I can't remember to whom I should give credit.  I added a large glass bead to the center from my stash.
Scalloped squares:  I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge for the scalloped squares cut at 3" and 3 1/2" and also added shadows for the cuts.
Bow:  Unknown satin ribbon -- bow made with my Bow Easy.
Sentiment:  Computer generated and punched with a 1" circle punch and a 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch.
Pearls:  Queen and Company

Here are a few pictures.   Click on the pictures for a better look.  I hope you like it, and thanks for your comments.  Be inspired!


Lynn said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE this one! You have outdone yourself!

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful card. Your flower turned out amazing and the colors... wow! Your mother is going to LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your awesome talents. I'm officially a follower >^..^<

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely beautiful! That flower is stunning and all the layers under ti are fantastic!

Kristi S said...

This is sooo stunning! I love everything about it and the flower is to die for. Thanks for sharing this inspiring creation with us!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Ohhhhh Tammy!
I have no idea what the heck you are saying...LOL...
this photographed well because elegant is exactly
what I'd call this! Detailed and delightful!
What an incredible card to celebrate a loved ones
birthday...Mom nonetheless! =)
Glad you were a happy DT gal!


Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Tammy! Love your flower and the beautiful colors. What's your secret to tying such a beautiful bow? I can never get mine to look good.

Sherrie K. said...

Tammy this is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the colors and that big huge bow! Love it and I am sure your Mother will too:)
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment!
Sherrie K

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wowzer, Tammy! What a gorgeous flower, bow and card! I am going to have to buy that Bow-Easy! Your mom is gonna flip over this card because it is gor-g-eous!
Yep, just got back! Had a great time!

**Treefrog** said...

OMGoodness this is absolutely Gorgeous! I love this flower, so perfect for the upcoming fall Mums that will be everywhere in the next couple of weeks. I'm sure Mom is going to absolutely Love this and I have to agree with the other gals, that Bow is also a work of art, do share your secret, lol!
((Hugs)) Theresa

June Houck said...

I saw this over at is all I can say

Your newest fan and follower :)

Stine Ursin said...

Gorgeous flower. This turned out really great. Love the big flower on the card. Gorgeous! said...

So beautiful!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Tammy, it's beautiful.. I am sure she will love it...

Cindy Haffner said...

Tammy this is so PRETTY!!~

Faith Abigail Designs said...

Wow! I can't believe how dimensional that flower is! What a beautiful card.

annette said...

love THAT flower... terrific card .. X:)