Pink Ombre Birthday

I have been very busy in my craft room lately, we have a lot of birthdays this time of year.  This card is heading towards my sister for her birthday on the 4th.  We both share our mom's love of pink, so I knew an ombre background would be fun.

I started off with this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I will usually always start a card with a sketch, it is a great starting point.

Can you see the ombre?  It's very subtle, I started with three rows of powder pink circle die from the flourish thinlet set, then two rows of blushing bride, and two of flirty flamingo. It is very easy to get them lined up and glued down, the hardest part was figuring out the colors I wanted to use.

Oh the flirty flamingo ribbon, is so pink and pretty!  I gave it a fancy fold, die cut gold foil leaves from the same flourish thinlets set and topped of with a pretty flower.

I thought it would be fun to do a shaker card, and the everyday jars framelits makes it pretty easy to do.  I filled the shaker with flowers, hearts and sequins.

But my favorite part is the heat embossed metallic top.  I heated a few layers of gold embossing powder just on a square of paper, then stamped my jar top stamp before the gold set, let my stamp sit for a second, and pulled it off. I let it cool for a bit, then die cut it with the jar framelit. It has great texture and color!

I am still trying to fine tune my pictures here at my new house, I needed to take advantage of the front door light and decided to shoot the pictures on the floor.  My girls wanted to be in the action, and were constantly walking in my shot.  This one is cute and gives you an idea of their sweetness!

I love to be able to customize my cards to the recipient, it's what makes a handmade card so personable.  So grab your provisions, and start to create, AND send them out, you will make someones day a bit brighter.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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Your sister is going to be doing a happy dance when she receives your gorgeous and clever one-of-a-kind handmade card! Loved it!
Unknown said…
Love your take on the sketch and the lovely ombré.
Jen Timko said…
Oh, this little jar is adorable for the sketch! What a great card. So glad you joined us at FMS!
Karren said…
Gorgeous shaker card! The embellishments you have used are beautiful and work perfectly with the rest of the card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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