Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Sis!

The Card
Another project I wanted to complete during the National Scrapbook Day crop I attended was a birthday card for my sister. 

The Stamps
She has always liked lanterns and did decorate a few rooms with Asian lanterns. She also recently went on a trip to Morocco and hand carried back a brass ceiling lantern, something like this one. 

I thought a Lawn Fawn stamp set, Lunar Lights, that I had would be perfect for her.

I stamped the string, lanterns and cords onto my background paper. I then stamped the lanterns onto patterned paper and paper pieced the lanterns and popped them up on the card. I added some Glossy Accents and fine glitter for some sparkle. 

The Details
I was excited that Paper Secrets had their first card sketch, and really wanted to enter their challenge. 

I rotated the sketch 90° so the lanterns could hang horizontally. I replaced the three strips with three strands of lanterns. 

We played a bingo game at the crop and I won some Authentique Seasons: Summer Paper. I thought the colors were perfect so I used that instead of the papers I packed. My neighbor at the crop gave me a mini clip which I added to the front of the card. Things always change when you are at a crop. 

Here is a peek at the inside of the card. 

I gave the card to my sister right after the crop, so I took these kind of dark photos using my iPhone at the crop. 

I'm entering this at:
Paper Secrets - May 7th Card Challenge
Forever Friends -  #17 May Challenge Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Totally lovely work!!!

Becky said...

Love this! The sparkle is the perfect touch!

Kimberly Kett said...

GORGEOUS card! I love how you used that stamp set!

Katherine said...

That is just beautiful I love all those lanterns - I hope she had a great day.

Patter Cross said...

Super cute card. I am sure she will love it!

Kelly said...

Beautiful take on the card sketch and love how you made it your own! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Secrets! :)

msmith434343 said...

Wow, that's so sweet to give her a lantern design since she likes them so much! Love the shimmer - lovely, lovely!

Fleursbydesign said...

So pretty love the lanterns :)

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Margreet said...

Lovely, festive card...thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

Wow this is so sweet. Love the colours and images.

Bet your sister was well pleased to get such a sweet card.

Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Good Luck


Cindy Groh said...

So cute. Love it.

Natalie Laurijssen said...

Wow, your card looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month.
X - Natalie - X

Brenda said...

Wonderful card and great take on the sketch! Thank you for playing along at Paper Secrets!

Kerys said...

Beautiful card! I love the lanterns and how rotated the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Paper Secrets :-)

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