Thursday, January 14, 2016

Happy Birthday

This card was created for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #142.  Even before I saw the challenge my thought was to use the CTMH Charlotte PaperPak because it had such a variety of design papers and colors I like.  Since the sketch shows a lot of open space I chose to use the pastel floral paper to quietly fill that space.  Mulled over what I would use for the image...well I finally came to the realization why not the obvious, a flower to go with the background paper, and a few embellishments to dress it up a little...this is what I ended up with.   

Be sure to hop on over to the AHSC blog and check out the many inspirations from the Design Team from this week and previous week's challenges...and there's still time for you to link up before Sunday with your inspiration of this sketch.   

A couple close-up photos to show the detail of the cuts, layering and the embellishments. 

Also submitted to the following:  

"Anything Goes"  

Challenge #267 - "Something New" 
The CTMH Stamp Set C1641 Springtime Wishes Occasions 

"Anything Goes" - Did not use Twist
Thursday, Jan 14-20, 2016 Twist: Shaped Card

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified
Design Paper 
     Black, White Daisy, Sorbet, Champagne 
Stamp Sets
     C1641 Springtime Wishes Occasions 
     D1629 Just to Say Cricut Collection 
Die Cuts from Cricut Design Space 
     Edge to Edge Cartridge - Circle Doily M3CB4B 
     CTMH Art Philosophy - Flourish M46F82 
     Sorbet, Black 
     White Beads on Flower Centers
     Wink of Stella "Clear" 


Melanie said...

Lovely card, Sue. I think the design is quite sophisticated with the way you used black elements on the elegant background paper.

Lauren said...

Such a gorgeous card with the Charlotte paper! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

Lisa said...

So beautiful! Love the way you used this sketch! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic hearts this week!

Ali said...

Sue, this is SO, SO pretty. Love the floral accent, the pearl and all the gorgeous layering. :) TYFS!

DIANA L. said...

A beautiful Birthday card I love the flowers and the design. I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day


Brandi said...

Love it! I love the circle doily paired with Charlotte. So dainty and so pretty, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC

comopark1886 said...

Very elegant! The delicate doily is beautiful under the flowers, And the Charlotte paper is perfect!

Linda Norman said...

Love those cuts from the cricut! Such a beautiful card and it highlights your paper perfectly! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

Linda N
DT member AHSC

Karla Yungwirth said...

This is gorgeous! Your doily diecut is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla