Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shabby Stripes Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post of a card I made for a friend of mine...


There are several layers of different shade of blue cardstock, all with distressed edges painted with Picket Fence Distress Ink.


Sentiment was printed on a piece of white cardstock that was then cut into shape of a tag. Handmade flowers were covered with gesso to give them more of a shabby look. The second tag was embossed with stripe embossing folder that was inked on debossed side with blue ink...I cut out a 3.5" doily and nested it behind the top tag that was decorated with pearls...Shabby bow was made with white and blue seambinding.



I am entering this card into following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers and More..."Stripes"

Mojo Monday #386


Scrap & Craft Inspiration Challenge #3 "Birthday"

Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge "No Rules"

Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"

and

613 Avenue Create "Anything Goes with a Birthday Twist"

I hope you enjoyed this post...
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
Samra

03/01/2015 UPDATE

It is my great honor to announce that this card of mine won the challenge at 613 Avenue Create "Anything Goes with a Birthday Twist"!!! YAY!!!


36 comments:

  1. I'm sure your friend will love this card - it's amazing!
    Hugs! xx

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    1. Awww, thank you soo much Maja!!! So good to see you stop by :)

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  2. Very pretty. Love the colour palette and the wonderful seam binding. The layers are terrific especially with all the added pearls and the flowers. Blue was my Mother's favourite colour and she collected blue glass - 800 pieces in all. After I disposed of all but a few special pieces I thought I would never like the colour again but this card has helped to change my mind.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Dear Cec, thank you so much for your comment, I am glad that my card helped you dislike the blue color little bit less :) Blue is my favorite color but that is not the reason why I chose this color palette for the card...it will kinda match the gift I have for my friend...it is a perfume "Light Blue" by Dolce & Gabana...Anyways, have a great day my dear :)

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  3. Boy, I bet it would be so fun to craft with you for a day! I'd have you show me how you make your gorgeous roses look so perfect, and try to figure out how you layer everything beautifully! Gorgeous card, Samra!

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    1. Awwww Kara Lynne you are super sweet!!! I am honored that you would like to craft with me :) If you ever visit Las Vegas, let me know and we can have a craft party :) Regarding roses: I watched some you tube videos and had to really practice alot. At the beginning of my crafting days, which is actually less than a year ago, it would take me probably 15 minutes to make one rose. :( Now I am at under 5 minutes :) that includes shaping and everything else...Pretty cool, huh?
      Anyways, you truly made my day with your visit and sweet comment :) Hugs :)

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  4. So fresh and pretty! The flowers are the perfect touch!!!

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  5. Gorgeous Samra!! Love the tall and skinny format and you did such a great job with the sketch challenge! Love that you used diagonal stripes, it's so much more elegant and eye catching than straight up and down! Beautiful flowers as always and those pearl borders on the tag are simply stunning!! Another treasure that I'm sure your friend will just love! See you on the dance floor.

    Oh yeah, DT hat on now...Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our 'Stripes' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Thank you my dear friend...trying to catch up on replies, thank you so much for always taking time to visit my little blog and make my day!!! See you on the dance floor ;)

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  6. Gorgeously clean hues and a brilliant layout - I've bookmarked to copy! Love all the pearlwork, even arranged on the bow! Really beautiful card. Have a lovely weekend Samra. Nicola x

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    1. Awww Nicola, I am so happy that you like my card :) I would be honored if you used my card as inspiration :)

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  7. So pretty with all the looping ribbons - love the blues and white color combo!

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    1. Awww Julia, thank you sooo much :) Hugs :)

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  8. Gorgeous shabby chic card love all the pearls and seam binding bow your friend will love it
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you so much Carol, I am sure my friend will love it :)

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  9. I love all those beautiful shades of blue in there Samra, this is such an elegant and classical looking card that anyone would be absolutely over the moon to receive xx

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    1. Georgie, you are sooo sweet :) I am glad that you like my card :) Thank you so much for stopping by and taking time to leave me such sweet comment :)

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  10. What a beautiful shabby card, Samra! I love all the pearls and the roses! Lucky friend Barbara :) I love how you arrange the seam binding and the flowers!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Branka :) I truly and greatly appreciate you always leaving such sweet comments! You make my day with every visit. THANK YOU :)

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  11. Oooh Samra this is gorgeous! I love the color palette, handmade flowers, distressing, bow with the added pearls. It all works so perfectly together! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create! And don't forget to check out our winners on Sunday! hint, hint :)

    Kathi
    613 Avenue Create, Owner

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    1. Oh, wow, Kathi, thank you so very kindly for stopping by and taking time to leave me such a sweet comment!!! I truly appreciate it :) Hugs :)

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  12. A very beautiful and elegant card. Love your pearl detail.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

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  13. This is gorgeous and I love that you have personalized it.

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    1. Thank you Karren :) It always makes the recipient very special :) I love making people happy :)

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  14. Beautiful Samra! Love all the layers and pearl detail! So shabby and gorgeous!

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    1. I am always so happy to see you visit Mona! You truly make my day :)

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  15. Ahhh, this is just beautiful, Samra. :) The blue and white remind me of days gone by at the beach. The stripes are like the cabanas, and of course all that blue...the sea and sky. :)

    What a treasure for your friend!
    Oh, and congrats on winning honors!

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    1. Thank you so much Colleen, I can not thank you enough for always making a point to visit me and leave me such a sweet comment :) Big hugs coming your way :)

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  16. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more.
    Hugs Julie xxx

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  17. Hi Samra, I only had time to come and congratulate you on yet another win at 613 Avenue Create!!!! A fabulous card and it is no surprise they chose your card as the winner! Hugs!

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  18. Hi Samra, I only had time to come and congratulate you on yet another win at 613 Avenue Create!!!! A fabulous card and it is no surprise they chose your card as the winner! Hugs!

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  19. Hi Samra!! I discovered one of your cards that was pinned on Pinterest and I had to drop by and check out your blog. Oh my was it ever worth it!!! You have such a beautiful style. I'll be back for more inspiration.

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    1. Awww, I am glad that you find my work inspiring :)

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