Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Birthday Wishes ~

Hey there!  I have a fun little birthday card to share today.  The idea struck me when I saw the CASual Fridays challenge #97 – chevron and flowers. I recently got the chevron dies from PTI, so I knew I had to play along.  I started by cutting out a couple of chevron pieces from a leftover cereal box…see, I was going to make my own embossing folder with the pieces.  I ended up using the negative piece as a mask on the card base with Memento new sprout ink.

casual friday chevron flower 

I went to emboss some flowers and found my heat gun had died!  Argh…my plan needed embossing so off I ran to the nearest big box craft store armed with my 50% off coupon.  I found a stamp that I’d been coveting for some time at 70% off – woohoo!  It’s like it was meant to be Smile  Life got in the way, so I was finally able to finish today.  Not before I found more inspiration though. 

casual friday chevron flower d  The Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger is a gorgeous picture of pink magnolia blossoms.  I was inspired to color the large bloom in soft pink with a bright yellow center and darker pink shadows.  I had to dust off my color pencils for this one.  It was fun, but I need a little practice with these babies.

  Pink and orange are super springy and vibrant, so I added a couple orange flowers to flank the birthday die cut.  I’m also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp challenge: April showers and/or Spring Flowers and The Pink Elephant #194: Spring colors.  

  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a super week! 

 

Alyssa

21 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Good gravy, this is stunning! Stunning is not strong enough. Gosh, I am so in love with this card! I have to get that birthday die now! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Chris said...

that's the die i want but it's sold out. lol love your card! it's very pretty!

Alexander said...

Your card look gorgeous!!!
Good luck to the challenge!

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Angela said...

This is so very pretty!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooo... Super pretty, Alyssa! The heat embossing and coloring are perfect. By the way, your card fits in the Fusion Challenge, too. ;) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

SO in LOVE with your fresh, Springy card, Alyssa! Always a fan of white embossing. And your masked chevrons are the perfect grounding element. Thanks for playing with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Laurie said...

A-mazing!

Laurie said...

A-mazing!

Pamela said...

Beautiful embossing and coloring! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful coloring on the flowers. gorgeous card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays CHallenge!

Dawny P said...

How gorgeous :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

myrepeatingpatterns said...

I really think this is a daring card; love the way you left the bottom white and balanced it with the top. Who doesn't love chevrons and the colors are spot on!

Amy Kolling said...

Beautiful Alyssa!!!! What stamp set is the flowers? It's gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...

Alyssa this is gorgeous, love your design and the colouring is just beautiful Cathy x

Wida said...

OMG you are my hero

Karen D said...

Gorgeous....so perfect!

Erin Schulte said...

Wow - this card is just amazing! You have a great eye for placement and colour and well, everything! *Ü* Erin

Cath said...

Hey Alyssa! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Absolutely gorgeous - again!! Love the funky chevron in that pale zesty green, and the colours of the blooms is so pretty!!

laughadaisy said...

Love this, Alyssa. Pure gorgeousness!

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