Wednesday, April 10, 2013


If you haven't already checked out the blog at City Crafter you should!  In honor of the 3rd anniversary of their blog, they're having wonderful challenges, contests and some major looking prizes.  There are a variety of ways you can play along, check it out.

 Here is my Happy Birthday card for the blog, I hope you like it.  In my excitement to catch a late afternoon picture of my card with some flowers in my yard, I didn't notice one of the flowers deposited a droplet of water on the upper green leaf (well I'm going to think of it as being quite appropriate, water, flowers, get it)?

Anyhow I die cute my beautiful violet flower, heat embossed both with versamark and clear embossing powder, added a touch of bling to the center, die cut and stamped a few leaves attaching all to a white CS framed in the same color as the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment by masking off one of my stamps to get just the words "Happy-Spring" then die cut the word birthday from the same color CS as the flower and popped it up below the sentiment.

I think it's a perfect card for one of my gal pals who has a birthday in May, don't you agree?

Also kinda happy to show off some of my container flowers that are doing quite well and helping to perk up the patio area.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on my card,


Supplies used:
CS from Stampin' Up
Flower stamp and all dies f rom Papertrey Ink
Container flowers from Nancy's patio!


Ros Crawford said...

So lovely ... and yes I think it is the perfect card for your friend ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Nance Leedy said...

This is gorgeous, Mom! That layered and embossed flower is lovely and the purple/green color combination is beautiful. Like how you added "spring" to the sentiment and love that birthday die! Gorgeous card!

Diane - said...

Nancy love your birthday "die cut" cut. So pretty and a great color combo. great job masking off the sentiment too.
Now I'm really jealous of the blooms peeking out of your pots. I want SPRING to get here and STAY so badly. My tulips are peeking through the ground but they are usually up and gone by now. Can't to see you... golf starts tonight...NOT! STILL raining. hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A real stunner! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Charlene said...

Hi Nancy! WOW great card!!!! Thanks so much for sharing in our Birthday celebration this week at CCCB :-)

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Nancy! Thank you for playing along with us at CCCB! Hugs, Wendy

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card. Such a pretty flower.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!