Wednesday, June 30, 2010


While I had my fern stamp out, I also made this clean and simple birthday card.

After stamping the fern on a white cardfront, I also stamped the SU Happy Birthday on off-white cs with the same Olive Green Colorbox chalk ink. Next, I used a Nestie scalloped square to cut and emboss the greeting and "rolled" it on the ink pad to give it a shadowed effect against the white. Then I attached it with a few dimensionals.

For embellishments, I used a Hero Arts flower overlapping the fern and greeting. Using a Hero Arts small flower stamp, I added a circle punched from a piece of olive green cs scrap and added the three gold beads for a little glimmer.

This actually sounds more complicated than it was to make!


Bonnie said...

Very pretty Doris. That flower adds a nice touch.

dana said... glad to read that you are enjoying housework again!! Now, I have a house that needs cleaning, too, if you want another one to tackle!! :) glad you are nearing the end of that awful battle!!

Second..your fern birthday card is lovely. Yes, it does sound like a complicated project to a stamping/scraping novice such as me, but I love to read your directions. It's sorta like watching remodeling shows....I find them intriguing....knowing I don't have the skills to pull off the projects! :)

Do you have a Big 4th planned? Hope it's a great one!! dana

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love the fern with the alpha stamp and cool flower, great combo!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, Doris, this is wonderful! The flower and layering here is sopretty without being busy. That's so hard to pull off!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this CAS design! Nice combination of stamps and embellishments!

Monika Reeck said...

love the gold on your card and lovely Hero Arts flower too...simply pretty card Doris...