Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Shy Bear Birthday

A couple days ago my friend Heidi challenged me to make a card using one of my new images and a sketch she picked out. Of course I can't say NO to any of my friends, so I looked at the sketch and put this card together. Since I've been meaning to make a special birthday card, this seemed like the perfect time.

There are lots of elements to this card, first I colored the image then sponged it to match my color scheme. Then I stamped the two sentiments and cut them out using my circle nesties. I added brads because the background paper has glitter elements and it's hard to find adhesive that will stick. Then I added stickles around the scallop edges and to the basket as well as the tulips. Then I distressed the background paper to match my overall color theme.

I decided the folded edge needed something, so I used a strip that was left over from making a Big Shot Bigz box. And since I love adding ribbon to any project, I found this pretty ribbon with bright glitter butterflies.

I sure hope the birthday likes her card as I tried to make it extra special. A thought a plain white envelope just wouldn't do, so I added some layered circle scallops and the birthday's girls name. When I finished that I sponged the entire envelope, then packed it up and sent it on its way.
I hope all of you in blog land are having a blessed evening and I'll catch up with you after I have finished my next project.


  1. What a lovely card, kayla is so lucky!!

  2. Really great card Cindy. Those shy bears are so cute and I love the fancy way you did the sentiment, that looks so cool! Great card.

  3. I love the card and so will Kayla!

  4. Oh this looks so much better in the daylight! You know I love it you crafting buddy. and I am sure Kayla will as well. I love the scallops on your sentiments. Don't forget to attach it to the challenges, maybe you will win something.

  5. Wonderful card- lots of great touches with punches and all- I love the embellishment on the envelope too!

  6. Kayla did love it.......It happen to arrive today (the day of her party) and she loved what you made her too! You are just the greatest person anyone is lucky to know!

  7. This is adorable and very sweet.

    Take care of yourself. We will all be here when you are up to it.

  8. Aw this is soo cute :) Hope you're feeling better now & are having a great weekend.