Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Good Morning friends! I hope you are all doing well! I have to say that today is already better than yesterday! My baby had a bad cough night before last and couldn't sleep well...which means that I didn't sleep well either! We took her to the dr. and learned that she has croup and an ear infection! So, she is now on some medicine that will make her feel better...and hopefully we'll all start sleeping well again!

I wanted to share a fun card with you. I made this card for Savitri's daughter's sketch challenge. I missed getting it posed on time, but with a sick baby, everything got pushed back a bit! So, I'll share it with you anyway! I also made this tissue flower, thanks the great tutorial Mona did on the JUGS blog, this is for their 4th challenge, using a 3-d flower on your card! So, here goes the deets!
I told you the UPS man brought me some PTI products right? Well, the Giga Guidelines are to die for!! I love them...oh, yum! I used them to stamp the background paper on the card--New Leaf ink onto New Leaf cardstock. I mounted that layer onto an Aqua Mist card. I used my eyelet border punch on a strip of Aqua Mist cardstock and then attached it to my card. My Aqua Mist grosgrain ribbon came to the party next. I used a strip of sticky strip to make the ribbon lay perfectly flat and straight...no coming off on the edges allowed!

My sentiment is from Giga Guidelines as well. Isn't it so lovely!? This whole set is just the most delightful eye candy ever! I stamped it in New Leaf ink onto Aqua Mist cardstock. I then mounted it on New Leaf cardstock and added it to my card.

I made my flower by using my brayer, Aqua Mist ink, a sheet of tissue paper, and my Blossom Nestabilies. Love these flowers...sorry, you will be seeing many more of them...they are just so dainty and soft looking...so pretty! I used a New Leaf vintage button and a clear rhinestone for the center of my flower and used some Zip glue to attach it to my card. Have you used Zip glue yet? I purchased mine from Scor-Pal, and love it! It is a liquid glue, dies FAST, doesn't wrinkle thee paper and is an awesome adhesive choice! Just an FYI!

Hope you have a great one today!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

13 comments:

Susan said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the colors, the layout and all of the gorgeous details. I might have to case this when my set arrives!

Deanna said...

Turned out beautiful Jen!

Maile Belles said...

Beautiful card!!! loving the new PTI goodies!

Nancy L. said...

love your flower ;)
yea can't wait to see those giga guidelines!

texasjodylynn said...

That is beautiful! I love that flower!

Mary J said...

Wow, I love that blue - really suits that delicate flower!

Stampin' Pam said...

Jen this is beautiful! Love the flower and wow those giga guidelines - PLEASE don't do this to me! LOL I'm going to "NEED" them but I don't "Need them". :-) Thanks SO much for playing along with Just Us Girls! I hope you had a great time and will join us again next Saturday for a brand new WILD CARD challenge.

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous background. I love the "leaf" on "leaf." The tissue flower is the perfect touch!
Hugs,

Mary

Angie Tieman said...

How beautiful! Love the colors and that flower is CUTE!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Jen! Such a beautiful card! Your tissue paper 3-D flower is gorgeous & I love how you stamped your background using the new Giga stamps! Thanks for playing along with the 3-D flower challenge with Just Us Girls! I hope you come back for more fun! :)

Kristin Bueter said...

Jen, this turned out beautifully! Love that color choice, it goes so well together, yet I would have never thought of it! Your simple design is just perfect with the giga guidelines set you used and that gorgeous flower you made ! LOVE it!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun Wild Card challenge I'm hosting! You don't want to miss it...EVERY participant will be a winner!!

Andrea M said...

Love, love, love this card!!!! I really want to get this set - I'm trying to hold out for Christmas :)

Tiffany said...

Love your handmade flower, such an elegant card and beautiful colors!