Wednesday, March 11

Birthday wishes...with bling!

Today's card was FUN! I've had some jars of Shimmerz and a new stamp set sitting in my craft room waiting to be used, and I finally got to play with them! I used a sketch from i{heart}2stamp and a challenge from Flourishes to make the sentiment the focal point. I'm also trying out the Created by Courtney challenge for the first time; she wanted us to let nature inspire us. I guess flowers are part of nature, and all I can think about right now is SPRING! =D There's also a big birthday party bash going over at the Paper Garden Projects blog for week 2 and at Paper Craft Planet, so I've entered this card along with this one and this one, too.

The papers were from my scrap tray, but I think they are Paper Pizazz sarapapers over a DCWV cardstock base. I used stamps from my new Inkadinkado set, Chelsea Sentiments stamped in ColorBox Royal Blue ink.

Check out those flowers - aren't they stunning? I love what Shimmerz does for just about everything. I used two white Bazzill paper flowers and painted them with Shimmerz. The December Sky blingz was perfect for this card, but I didn't have pink. Never fear - ROY G. BIV is here! I mixed Royal Red with Angel Wings until I got the shade of pink I wanted. I probably could have gone lighter, but there's a bit of deep pink in the floral background paper that I was trying to pull out with the second flower. To finish off the flower, I popped in a bead cap and a brad.

supplies ~ cardstock: DCWV, dsp: Paper Pizazz (??), flowers: Bazzill, paint: Shimmerz, bead cap & brad: stash, sentiment: Inkadinkado Chelsea Sentiments set.

Thanks for stopping by to look!

8 paper smiles:

Heather P. said...

Very pretty! Love that huge flower. :)

sandra tomlinson said...

wow love this card its stunning,
sandra xxx

jonaks said...

this is so beautiful.

Kim said...

Cheri~ Thanks for joining us over at CBCC! Your card is beautiful and those flowers are GORGEOUS...I love my shimmerz for that effect too! Love the spring-iness of your card...I am so ready for the warmer weather!
Hugs~ Kim

Cathrine said...

This is beautiful!! That flowers is amazing. Thanks so much for playing this challenge too. I'm having so much fun seeing everyone's creations.

Tracy Durcan said...

So so pretty!!!!

Julie Temple said...

This is just gorgeous!! Great take on the challenge!


Julie Koerber said...

This is so pretty! Love the birthday sentiment and... of course... the flowers that you blinged up with Shimmerz!!!

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