Saturday, April 9, 2011

CR84FN23 -- Birthday Wishes

Hello! It's time for another CR84FN Challenge! Thank you to all who joined us last week.. it was fun viewing all of your fabulous creations! For this week's challenge (CR84FN23), our color palette is Light Pink, Black and Cream. The lovely photos in the graphic above are courtesy of Martha Stewart.

This is a special week as one of our CR84FN designers is celebrating a birthday later this month.. Happy, Happy Birthday to Sue Lelli. I hope you enjoy your birthday, Sue!

Today (actually Sunday) is also my mom's birthday! Happy Birthday, mom! I showed her card earlier in the week.. here.

This one is for Sue... :)

Today I started with a sheet of patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden collection (the subtle pink pattern below). I cut it to the size that I wanted, then I stamped the flower border (from the coordinating Butterfly Garden stamp set) on the top and bottom in black ink. Next, I clear embossed the butterfly (also my main image) on the sides, cut the paper into 3 strips, then I added some distress ink to all of my pieces. I stitched my panels on using zig zag, crazy and straight stitching. My sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Bountiful Basket Additions.

I stamped the butterfly image again with Tattered Rose distress ink, cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-One Nestabilities and added some distress ink while it was still inside the die. That black blob in the center of my bow is actually a black felt rose (sorry -- it's always hard for me to photograph black!) made with the MFT Mini Rolled Rose die (I think it's currently out of stock so this is a link to all MFT Die-namics).

For all the challenge details, please be sure to visit the CR84FN blog HERE. I hope you will join us this week.. I can't wait to see what you create! For more inspiration, please visit my fellow design teammates:

I'll be back tomorrow with some exciting news.. :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee), Sentiment from Bountiful Basket Additions (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Butterfly Garden (Pink Paislee), Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko); Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Labels Twenty-One Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Round-it-All (Zutter), Die-namics Mini Rolled Rose die (My Favorite Things), Black felt, Clear embossing powder, Seam binding, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.