Monday, 15 December 2014

Birthday Flowers

I've moved away from making Christmas cards today and made a bright and cheery birthday card.  This card uses the fabulous sketch at Retro Sketches, the colors at Color Throwdown and I'm also entering it into the current Seize the Birthday challenge.



I used both pink and red shades in my flowers so I hope this meets the criteria at Color Throwdown.  The leaves were colored in shades of green and I outlined the whole image with aqua to tie in with the scalloped piece.  The right hand panel is washi tape.

The sentiment is a free digi from Hannelie at Desert Diva - she regularly offers wonderful sentiments and this is the first time I actually thought ahead and printed one out before starting my card :)

Thanks for visiting.





Products used:

Stamps:  Delicate Florals (Penny Black)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  White, Coastal Cabana
Accessories:  Washi Tape (SU), Copic Markers, Digi Sentiment (Desert Diva)

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Retro Sketches.


12 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous!!! This is so beyond graphically cool! Love that turquoise with the bold stripes.

Hannelie said...

Before I started to read your post I thought... that sentiment looks familiar!
Thanks so much for using my little design... and for linking back!
Your card is gorgeous with your fab coloring as only you can do!
Also good to see you at Seize the birthday this time!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous design Karren!

Marika (MeandMinimecrafting) said...

Beautiful, Karren! Love how you combined you main image to the border with similar colours. How creatively done!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card....love the design. The aqua scallop and the stripes are a great touch! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous! I love that PB stamp, and it looks great in those colours. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors and I love how you've used them! It's refreshing to see a birthday card right now!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Utterly gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Karren. Love the pretty images and the highlighting. The striped paper looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown. Hope to see your creation this week too.

Cindy Beach said...

What a fabulous card, Karren. Your elements and coloring are stunning together!

Lyndal said...

Congrats on your shout out at Retro Sketches Karren!