Sunday, 27 October 2013

Krafty Birthday

It's Sunday morning here and I finally managed to get a card made.  My Saturday afternoon is my usual stamping time, but I spent the time yesterday cataloging all the stamps I've bought since 2011.  Whenever I buy a set, I photocopy the image sheet and write on the copy the price and which category it belongs to, then file it in a binder.  Well for the last two years, I'd been doing the photocopying like a good little girl, but hadn't been finishing the job!  So yesterday, I categorised 222 Stampin' Up sets and about 40 non-SU sets.

Anyway, on to today's card.  This uses the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I found these gorgeous paper flowers and matching strips at a big discount store yesterday and just had to use them today.  I really, really wanted to distress and grunge up the card a bit, but that doesn't fit with the FMS concept, so I kept it clean.

These layers really look crooked, but trust me, it's because the embossing folder on the card base is on an angle (designed that way!).  But it really bugs me, so I might have to re-make this without the embossing.

The bottom layer has the Music Notes wheel rolled across the top and bottom in Crumb Cake ink and the top layer has the sentiment embossed in Cherry Cobbler.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Birthday Bash Sentiments
Ink:  Versamark; Crumb Cake
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Music Notes wheel; flower and music strips by Little Birdie; Cherry Cobbler EP; Couture Creations EF



Loll said...

Hi Karren. Wow ... you have a lot of new stamp sets!!! Oh my goodness!

LOVE the flower made from music paper ... and the colors all work together so beautifully. This is perfect for the sketch challenge - great job! Loll xx

Karen Davis said...

Oh my gosh Karren! How very organised, and what a lot of stamp sets you have....heaven. :-) I live in hope.
The flower was a great buy. You have used it beautifully on this card.
Happy creating.

Greta said...

Love that sketch & your card is wonderful! That music wheel is really neat. I know what you mean about something that bugs you & you just have to change it--took 5 tries for my last Father's Day card!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness - you categorise your stamps sets??? Geez I think you need to stop over in Melbourne and have a go at mine (BTW are you coming to convention?) Now onto your card - just lovely, especially that gorgeous flower! I really like the embossed notes on the angle. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Optical illusion aside this is a terrific card! I love the the simple colors and that great musical paper flower. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful card! I have to laugh about the card looking crooked - happens to me a lot too, especially with chevron ribbon - drives me crazy! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Scrappy Géri said...

What a job you did!!! Well done :)
I love your card and thé flower and to me, it perfectly fits with the embossed background... I can't really see a problem here ;)
I wish I could find thé flowers around here cause I really like them:)
Have a Nice day :) x

Amy O said...

I always love everything you make! That flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches again.