Friday, April 6, 2012

Birthday Wishes!

Happy Friday to you!  Are you thinking TGIF?!
I took some time out last evening to make a card to
enter at one of my favorite challenges The Shabby Tea Room!
Isn't that a lovely inspiration photo?  We were to follow
the colors in the photo and make a handmade flower.  I
made these flowers before quite awhile back.  I learned how
to make them with the help from Colleen Dietrich.  If you
want to know how to make them, just send me an email. 
I embossed the bottom panel, added doily, ribbon and little
clothespin with twine.  The flowers were inked for added
dimension.  A sentiment and gems were placed to finish
off the card.  Well, I stopped to post this card during
the wonderful sun shining for a good photo.  But, I must return to my closet cleaning.  And, wouldn't you agree that card
making is so much more fun than cleaning?!:-)  Thanks for dropping by today! Take care and have a wonderful Easter, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, Prima, Recollections, Stamps:  Verve, Ink:  SU(Eggplant, Wasabi),
Punch:  SU(Scallop Circle for flowers), Martha Stewart, Gems:  Paper Studio
Twine:  PTI, Doily:  Jo-Ann Fabric, Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon, Emboss Folder:  SU(Finial Press)


  1. So pretty! Love the flowers and sweet sentiment. :)

  2. Oh my goodness, Maria, your card is gorgeous and love the flowers and embossing!!! What a treasure! Thanks for joining us in TSTR!!!


  3. Gorgeous flowers and embossing.. stunning card
    Thanks for playing along at TSTR!!!

  4. What a beautiful birthday card. Your flowers are gorgeous. Yes, I would much rather make a card than clean a closet, although, I must admit I really need to do that myself. Guess it'll have to wait. :-)

    I'm off to work in my yard on this beautiful Saturday. I'll really be tired by night. Ugh!

    Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!!!

  5. Wow, wow, wow! This is gorgeous, Maria! One of my all-time fave cards of yours! Every little detail is beautiful! Love the colors, the embossing, the doily, the scalloped border, and SO LOVE those hand-made flowers of yours!

  6. Hey Miss Maria - your card is absolutely gorgeous. You do make the prettiest cards!!!!

  7. Wow this is Just Beautiful Maria! Love the embossing and Pretty Flowers! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! 8-)


  8. Maria, your card is gorgeous! Love the colors and all those pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tea Room!

  9. Wow! THanks for giving me credit, Maria! I love the color combo you used on this card, inspired by that TSTR photo. I like the embossed bottom, and the doily behind the flowers and sentiment. It's one of my fave cards of yours!

  10. A another beauty Maria, love the beautiful bloom, and the pretty colours! A perfect take on that challenge!

  11. Gorgeous card, Maria! Love the embossing folder and your handmade flowers!