Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Peony Happy Birthday BRAK Card

Oooh look, another pink card with a two-step stamped flower, it's what you might call a Flower Sparkle favourite!  This card uses one of my new Beaded Circle Nestabilities dies - love them, they're fab!  The card measures a tad under 5" square and I used Pink Pirouette CS for the base.  I cut the largest beaded circle die in Early Espresso CS, embossed it and then glued a smaller Regal Rose CS circle behind.  I then cut a smaller Pink Pirouette circle and matted that in the centre of the espresso shape.  I stamped the solid peony in Pink Pirouette, the outline in Regal Rose and I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  I then punched 1/4" Regal Rose CS circles and placed one on each 'bead' of the circle.

I saw two Hobby Art Happy Birthday sentiments I really liked last time I was at the Glitter Pot - you know what happens when you can't decide, you buy both!  I really like this bold sentiment, it's great for stamping over an image.  I added Dazzling Diamonds to the peony, sponged the edges of the circle with Regal Rose ink and popped the circle up.  To decorate the corners I used espresso photo corners, Regal Rose flowers
and I added pink gems to the flower centres.

I then stamped a panel for inside the card.  I inked the sentiment with markers to get two colours on the stamp, stamped the leafy branch in Early Espresso ink and added three punched flowers with pink gem centres.  I used circle punches and the smaller peony image from the stamp set to decorate the envelope flap. 

Have you spotted my mistake?  I decorated a C6 size envelope instead of a 5" square one, d'oh!  I decorated the envelope while my raspberry yogurt muffins were baking in the oven and I think I must have got distracted by the yummy smell!  I've now put my mistake right anyway!  This is another birthday RAK card.

Stamps: SU! Pretty Peony set, Hobby Art Happy Birthday sentiment, leafy branch from SU! Best Blossoms set, inside sentiment from Hero Arts
CS: SU! Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose & Early Espresso
Tools: Circle, Beaded Circle & square Nestabilities dies, various size SU! circle punches, SU! Photo Corners punch, EK Success flower punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
Embellishments & accessories: pink gems from Anita's gem wheel, SU! Dazzling Diamonds, 3d foam tape


1 comment:

Sue said...

Brilliant cards Ruth and there is no limit to how many pink cards har har Luv Sue x