Monday, January 12, 2015

Feminine Chalkboard Birthday Card

I hope you haven't fainted!  I just blogged yesterday and now I'm blogging again today!  An amazing feat for me since I'm not good about blogging.  One of my goals for this year is to get better at blogging so...hopefully you'll be hearing more frequently from me!

Yesterday I had posted a fun card using a wonderful  printable chalkboard sentiment from Nest of Posies.  Check out my post in case you missed it.  I printed 3 sentiments on a page so I had some left over and lots of birthdays this month so I figured why not make another.

Once again I used the current Fusion Card Challenge

I loved the colors in the sketch.  The mix of pink and gold is just beautiful.  I decided to use my Card Base 6 file again since it worked so well for my brightly colored card.

I was thrilled to finally get to use some of my handmade paper.  (My son got a paper making kit for his birthday one year.  It makes gorgeous paper from scraps!)  Keep in mind my KNK digital paper cutter will not cut the handmade paper since it is too fiberous.  However, It was easy to cut card stock triangles to use to trace a pattern on the handmade paper and cut out to place on the pennants in the top right corner.  I used a paper trimmer for the strip on the bottom.  This photo doesn't do the paper justice.  It has golden foiled diamonds and hand stitched swirls.  A few sequins and twine finished up the card. 

If you would like to purchase my file...please click here or on the preview below.

The kids had a snow day today.  They are loving having the day off..but I bet they will be awfully antsy in June when they are still in school!  I hope the weather is good in your neck of the woods! 

Have a wonderful week!  Please stop by again!



Lynn said...

Shelly, Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion. Your card is stunning! Love the sweet little banners!

Caroline said...

Beautiful Card Shelly! Love the handmade paper detail in the banner