Birthday Chic

Hello there!  Today's card is my Goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog.  This week's challenge is a "Birthday" challenge, that's right, any type of birthday related item is good!  Create something fabulous, and head on over to the Stampin' Royalty and link it up!

Check out this new stamp, you can get the whole Vintage Verses stamp set FREE with any $50 purchase, how cool is that?!  I love the hip and trendy fonts, this stamp set will be a keeper.  You can shop 24/7 right from home at my ONLINE STORE right now and pick up this great set for yourself.

Can you tell what I stamped the image on?  It is the new canvas creations, it has a nice vintage worn feel to it, I am sure that it would fray nicely, but I didn't try that yet.  I stamped in raspberry ripple ink for a darker look.  My big shot cut through this canvas fine, but I did need to use an extra shim for a nice sharp cut.

I received a cutie birthday card from Patti Willey, that used this stamp, and was die cut the same way, layered and pierced and oh so pretty.  I borrowed this look from her, check out Patti's blog, she has some really pretty cards to share.

This cutie vintage flower was made from a technique that I showed y'all way back in 2011.  You can click HERE to take you to that post and a link for the how to video.  It is very easy to do, and it works best with wide ribbon.  This is the new 1 1/4 two-tone ribbon in pink pirouette/rose ribbon, I snipped a flower from the flower trim and glued it in the center.  You can see when the edges are frayed the two tone look you get, BUT if you are going to make one for yourself, here are some important tips:
  • Sew the long running seam tightly
  • instead of 1/4 inch cuts in the ribbon, make them wider, close to 1/2 inch
  • DO NOT pull on the ribbon too much, really you want to tie the thread and set the back with a glue gun, and walk away.  If you don't, you will get one that looks like this:

While it is pretty, it was loosing the threads and shedding everywhere, and it looks very, very messy, so unless that is the look you are going for, the less you work with it, the better.

A close up look at the fabulous new More Amore SDSP, even though it is a "valentine" themed paper, you can still use it for other occasions.

I used this great sketch from The Paper Players.  I have not played there for a while now, shame on me!  It is another great challenge blog and one I frequent often, they have an amazing design team as well.

There you have it, a fun Birthday Chic (or chick) however you want to say it, card, both applies. 

Paisley Anne, our new Whippet puppy is doing great, she is growing fast, as you can see.  She is about five months old now, and has been completely house trained since she was about three months old, wow.  Paisley is super smart, our smartest puppy yet, and oh so sweet.  Here she is snuggling with her new favorite toy, and her best big sister Schyler.  She is a great addition to our family.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!
Stamps:  Vintage Verses
Paper:  More Amore SDSP, primrose petals & pool party card stock
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Tools:  Big Shot, windows collection framelits, festive paper piercing pack, large basic pearls, canvas creations, pool party seam binding ribbon, 1 1/4 two-tone ribbon in pink pirouette/rose red, flower trim


Katherine said…
What a beautiful card, I love the ribbon treatment and so glad you shared how you made that flower. I definitely have to try that!
Patti Willey said…
Beautiful! Your ribbon treatment came out so gorgeous! I looked closely at that stamped layer wondering if it was Watercolor paper, nope the new canvas so I'll give that a try!!
LeAnne said…
Gorgeous ribbon flower...and of course, the card is gorgeous too! Love those colors together! And your pups are adorable! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch this week!
jaydee said…
Sandie, so soft and feminine - perfect for the sentiment. I love your flower ribbon. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this fabulous creation.
stampwithsandy said…
This card is just gorgeous, Sandie, and I just love your vintage ribbon flower. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, and thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players!
Anne Marie Hile said…
You know I have to talk about the puppy before I get to your card...that's how I roll! Looks like she is settling in well and very comfortable in her new home. We just adopted our foster pup today...they really are so sweet, the fur-babies! Ok, this card is awesome! I love the soft colors and all of the fabulously shabby details. That ribbon flower is awesome! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

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