Saturday, March 03, 2012

Scrap-Mart: Happy (early) Birthday, Mom!!

Hi, all! Today I created a birthday card for my mother :0) Her birthday is March 4th but we are going on TOKYO time (13 hours ahead) so technically I'm ALMOST on time! LOL!! Confused? Even after all these years, that's how I feel every time I call home!

Happy Birthday by Margie Higuchi
Supplies - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart Be Amazing Collection); Ink: Ranger Ink (Tim Holtz Distress Ink) & Clearsnap; Mist: LuminArte Shimmering Mist; Pin: Maya Road; Ribbon: Offray; Pearls KaiserCraft; Stamp: Flourishes; Dies & Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Paper Arts™ (S4-357 Spiral Blossom Three, E8-008 Classic Edges Two, E8-012 Classic Decorative Inserts Four, ES-005 Enchanted, S5-028 Nested Pennants); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever); Other: White cardstock

Love the newest releases from the Spellbinders Edgeabilities® line! I created a border to accent the card and act as a landing area for the ribbon and flower embellishment :)


To enhance the embossed border, I did a faux letterpress using chalk ink to stencil the INSIDE of the die template (the cut side).


Then I cut/embossed with the yellow cardstock. Note I am using those Spellbinders Junior Plates for use in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine. For more information, visit Scrap-Mart: Spellbinders Junior Plates Are Available post here.


If you want a deeper color, just add more ink to the die template. I inked mine lighter for a more subtle look.


I ink misted my patterned paper (I ordered through ScrapAce for a FABULOUS deal of the day!) and cut/embossed with Blossom Three die template to create an embellishment for the card. Stamp the sentiment, place the die template over the stamped words and cut/emboss. Assembled as shown and you're done!

Here's another look...


Happy birthday, mom! お誕生日、おめでとうございます! Love you! xo
I'll call you later...on your birthday day YOUR TIME! LOL!!
Thanks for stopping by, everyone!
MargieH

19 comments:

Michele said...

What a fun happy birthday card! I love that flower and the edge die! So pretty! Have a great weekend Margie!!!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! I love it!

soapHOUSEmama said...

fabulous!!!

Madeline said...

Wow...so pretty! Love the faux letterpress technique you used!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your mom is a lucky woman! So much pretty color on here, Margie, and I love the mix of borders topped off by the dimensional flower.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I wish it was my birthday and that someone would give me such a beautiful, handmade-with-love card. It's just lovely, and Happy Birthday to Mom.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom Margie! I'm sure she will treasure this beautiful hand made beauty! Love your home made bloom and the pretty scalloped trim! Thanks for the inspiration!

Staci said...

Beautiful card! I love your color scheme!

Staci said...

Beautiful card! I love your color choices. :-)

Tiffany said...

Very pretty card

Tracy said...

I have to do math in my head when I call my relatives and they are only an hour difference, lol.
Beautiful card you made your mom :)

Patricia said...

I would be all messed up with the time too! Happy Birthday to your Mom. Such a gorgeous card for her. Love the fun happy colors and that flower is beautiful!

Sandi said...

It's beautiful. Glad to see that I am not the only one that uses tape to keep the templates in place. Thanks for the advice...I tried it again and I think it's better! You are so sweet!

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful card Margie! I can't wait to get the new Spellbinders! I have a long list. I think the junior plates are so practical! I just joined your blog! Hugs!

Rita Barakat said...

WHY are you tempting me with all those spelllbinder goodies I can't afford!!! LOL Gorgoeus card gilr - I bet she loves it!

Connie Mercer said...

this is awesome margie!!! Love how you used the dies!!! The card is amazing!!

Julie Overby said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Gorgeous card! (sunshine today....still cold though. LOL)

ellen s. said...

This is gorgeous! I need to remember to tape my dies like that. They always move around and then I get frustrated, LOL!

Tomomi Nomura(nom) said...

Wow Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to your Mom.