Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Flower Birthday Card

Here is a super fun shaped card I made.  I adore shaped cards and make them quite often... I may have to make some more of these to add to my card stash.
All the paper is from my stash. I cut the card shape using the flower on Simply Charmed (page 39) and used my Gypsy to size it to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and weld the shadow layer to form the card base. The entire flower head is popped up on a layer of pop dots.

I inked all the edges of this card, the orange layers using orange ink and the green layer using green ink. I curved this stamp from Hero Arts : Big Hugs set to fit the shape of the flower head.

I used a green button from my stash and some lace to add an adorable stamen to the flower head. I popped the center of the flower up on a second layer of pop dots to accommodate the thickness of the button. I ran a length of lace around the bottom edge of the flower head too.

Here you can see how cute the shaped card base is.  I love how well it stands up.  It opens from the top, I cut the card base in white and cut an additional top layer in black (for the shadow) and the extra layer covers the folded edge on top.  Lastly, I added some doodling using my Gelly Roll white gel pen.

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21 comments:

jessica said...

Beautiful!!

Sharon said...

This is just fantastic!! Love the colors! :)

Melissa said...

This is so pretty, I just love what you did! Thanks so much for joining Mag!

Janis said...

This is beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! :) Janis

Adrian said...

Wow, great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Cindy P. said...

You've got another winner, Cheryl. Love the shape, just beautiful and fun at the same time. You always do such wonderful work!
Cindy Porter
http://cardcrazeeme53.blogspot.com/

Bobby said...

My next personal card challenge is going to be to make some of the wonderful shaped cards like you do. I was going to do one the other day but wasn't sure how to handle the odd shaped top. Looking at your card today I had an "ah ha" moment. Now I'm ready to get started. Thank you.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this shape card! So pretty and so fun! It is always a nice feeling to use paper from your stash! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. If you you have not already done so, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no-strings attached blog candy with many gifts to win. (Just scroll down to the blogoversary give- away, not the blogoversary.) I apologize if I already have sent you this invite.

Glitter Monkey said...

What a lovely bright creation - love it!! Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Glenda said...

Love the shape card! Beautiful!Glenda

katieo said...

There are so many cute elements to your card..lace...highlighting..the shape...Thank you for playing with us at MAG

Amy said...

Cheryl, this card is so fun and bright! I also love making shaped cards... AND I am a new follower! :)
Amy
redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

Wonderful card... great take on the color challenge...Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes...HUGS...SK :)

Kimberly said...

Awesome card!! Love the colors and paper you used! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at M.A.G. Challenge by the Page!
Kimberly

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girlia said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us this week at MAG

Gwen said...

I love the colors you chose for this card! Thanks for playing at MAG

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

What a Beautiful card. Love the colors on this one. Thanks for playing with us at MAG. Smooches... Felicia

Tara said...

Excellent card! I love the shape too! Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes this week!
Tara
http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty!

Kristie said...

Awesome shaped card! I haven't yet tried welding with the Gypsy, you make it look easy :) Love the patterned paper you used as well as the doodling. Thanks for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Kristie
Birthday Sundaes Owner
http://kreativekristie.blogspot.com