Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Birthday

This card was created for a friend's birthday, and I managed to participate in three challenges while doing it. Over at Wednesday Stamper, the challenge is to use an "opening." So I created a tiny card on top of the main card, with an Architexture embellishment and ribbon for the opening. Inside is an Inkadinkado stamped and silver embossed frame with a computer-generated sentiment. The challenge at Arty Girlz is to use buttons. I sewed tiny buttons onto each of the three Cuttlebug-embossed hearts. The Cuttlebug challenge this week is to use your favourite embossing folder. I have two, both of which I used today: Swiss Dots, and one of the folders from my Cuttlebug butterfly die and folder set, which I used to emboss the three punched hearts. Then I inked the raised areas with white acrylic paint sponged over the raised embossed areas. I'm posting three views, closed, then the top card partly open, and then fully open. THANK YOU for taking the time to visit today.





34 comments:

Rein said...

Beautiful card!!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, love the metal work.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is a gorgeous card - love how you've interpreted the theme! I used the swiss dots folder too, but in a very different way. ;-)

Yvonne said...

Love the look of this card. Scrolled down through some others too and they are all inspirational.

Allison said...

lovely card, love that folder too
thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

evafromca said...

What a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us on the Cuttlebug blog!

Mary-Beth said...

Deborah, this is a gorgeous card! Love all the wonderful details.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent image for this theme! Great card!

Carol said...

Wow! Deborah, this is stunning....you rocked all three challenges with this!! Thanks for joining us at CB challenges, hope to see you back next week :)

Hugs
Carol x

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Very elegant!!Thanks for joining us this week!!

Cassie said...

this is breathtaking! i love all the details on your card! the hearts look amazing. i just got the butterfly combo set! thanks for playing!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, this card is amazing! Love all the details and that you completed 3 challenges in 1, you go girl!
Amber

~Christina~ said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Deb this is really beautiful.
Gorgeous card.

Lynn Stevens said...

Very Pretty, love the opening

Liesbeth said...

Wonderful ! What a great idea !

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful card Deborah!!

Thanks for joining in with our button challenge

Julie (Arty Girlz) xx

crissi said...

stunning card Deborah love the design.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz Button challenge.

crissi xx

scotspanda said...

wow this is gorgeous Deborah, I love it :o)

lotsalove

Amanda xx

Alison said...

Hi Deborah! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. What a stunning card you've created!! The metal embellishment is such a cool design feature and the opening envelope detail is just beautiful.
Peace & Love
ALison xx

Meda said...

I really love that little envelope. It is so cute!

Shannon said...

Very cool! I love the 3 hearts.
Thanks for playing this week.

Christine said...

This card is beautiful! The mini card that opens is so clever! I love it! Beautiful work on this week's Cuttlebug challenge!

belindaschneider said...

i bet your friend loved getting this beautiful card. great opening!!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your card is stunning, and such a special gift for your friend!

Anne said...

This is sooooo cool! I really like the unusual "door knocker" opener. Thanks for sharing this one! :-)

kim_sonksen said...

This card is SO clever. LOVE IT

Karen said...

Congratulations on the card of the week over at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog! Beautiful..Beautiful card!!!

Captain Scrappy said...

This is wonderful! Thanks for participating in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week :)

BettyBee said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! This is one stunning card!!! I love all of the elements to it. The colors are so pretty, the metallic features, the different embossing textures, the layers, and more... Congratulations on the award. You certainly deserve it!!! I look forward to your future participation in the Cuttlebug Challenges!

..tina.. said...

Beautiful, clever card, Deborah!

JennK said...

Wonderful card !! So original! Love it!

Meda said...

Have you seen this? CONGRATULATIONS!! You are a Cuttlebug Inspiration winner.

shelly said...

oh wow beautiful!!