Sunday, October 10, 2010
Another Fall Birthday!!
This weeks theme at Stempeltraume is The Alphabet!! I wasn't sure what I was going to do, then I remembered I needed to make a Birthday card for a friend of mine. I tried a simple Monogram card but it just wasn't working for me so I dug out some old chipboard letters I have and made this. I really liked the way it came out. Originally I was not going for the distressed look but then I wanted to add some color around the oval and then wanted some green on the letters and when I layed it out thought that I needed to complete the look by distressing the CS & DP.
This was lot of fun. You should join the fun and pick some letters and see what you can come up with!
There are alot of wonderful challenges out there. Mine fits the following:
A Pocket Full of Posies - Autumn Leaves - Unfortunately the leaves where I live are not longer bright red and yellow but more of a dull orange and brown. I love the fall colors I just wish they were around longer.
Crafty Calendar - Autumn Birthday - I have alot of Birthdays in Oct & Nov. I always struggle with what to do for them so they don't look the same year after year.
Paper Play Time - Ribbon, Buttons or Rhinestones - I just got some beautiful lace ribbon and knew I had to use it on this card.
Creative Inspirations - Birthday - I don't see the friend getting this card often but she loves receiving my cards and tells me she saves them so I will always make her one.
The Townscrapper - Distressing - I think distressing can add so much to a card. I especially think that it adds to this one.
Crafty Creations - Sketch - I loved this sketch. It calls for a circle in the middle but my saying wouldn't fit in a circle so I modified to an oval. I think it was perfect for what I wanted to do.
For Fun - Something you never used. - I bought these chipboard letters a couple years ago thinking I would use them on everything. I can't thing of anything until now I have used them on.
Sarah Hurly - Flowers - I love the look of layered flowers. I bought these green roses a while ago and thought they would compliment this card and the other flowers perfectly.
Charisma - Autumn Colors - I love all the oranges and greens of Autumn - I wish the season was longer before we are talking snow.
Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Orange - When I think of the color Orange I think Fall! I always like the way it looks on cards.
Paper Romance - Halloween or Fall - I usually make this friend bright pinks and blues. I'm glad I went with Fall colors this time.
If the Shoe Fits - Distress - As I put in my post, this card was not intended to be distressed but as I was making it I just kept distressing it more.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday - I have alot of Fall Birthdays and I wait until the last minute for most of them
Challenge up your Life - Autumn - Orange and Green are my favorite Autumn colors.
Secret Crafter - Distressing - I think that the distressing so much character to this card.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you like my card. A special thanks to everyone who leaves a comment. I love reading all of them.