Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Karin

Hello there! Third post today...who's on fire? Just kiddin - I was out crafting with my friend last night and made a few cards. Here is a birthday card for a friend using the latest Waltzingmouse Sketch as an inspiration. I really miss joining the Mischief Makers and the other participants, since this is one of my favorite all-time challenges; so I am extra pleased whenever I can make it.


I love how the topic is pennants. They are always so festive and make me think of parties or birthdays or anything worth celebrating...which is basically everything great, isn't it? I have a dear friend who recently had a birthday. And although there were plans for her and her husband to travel to the US this Spring, but something came up and they had to postpone their flight. I hope there will be another opportunity for me to see her soon. In the meantime, this card will have to suffice to tell her how much I have thought of her and how much I miss her :)

Karin
Stamps: (Bitty Banners) Waltzingmouse Stamps; (Old Letter Writing) Hero Arts
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink; (Memoir Collection) Studio Calico
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin No. 10 - Malted Milk, No. 11 - Brown Sugar; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Antique Linen) Ranger
Embellishments:  (Decorative Scissors) ?; (Chip Shapes - Butterflies) Sassafras for Studio Calico; (Emma's Shoppe Collection - Chipboard) Crate Paper; (Micro Mono Stickers - Hopscotch) Basic Grey


I am absolutely thrilled how this card came together. I love scrapping together with friend, since that means I get to play with a variety of stamps. I love this Hero Arts Text Background, and I love these Bitty Banners from Waltzingmouse, and together - its just an unbeatable combination!

Karin

I also got to delve into some Studio Calico goodness. The paper is from the Memoirs collection, which has this amazing text pattern paper. I loved it so much, that I had to pick up the collection... ;) So are these beautiful butterfly chipboards...

Karin

The rose was actually the element that I was inspired by and wanted to work it into a card along with the banners. Everything else fell into place - from the color scheme to the chipboards. Ever have those zen moments during crafting where it all just seems to come together? It was one of those great crafting moments for me :)

16 comments:

Pauline said...

What a beautiful card for Karin, she will be tickled pink by this! Love that gorgeous die cut rose, and the beautiful let amped background!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

WOW!!! I absolutely LOVE your take on the sketch! Such a beautiful birthday card for your friend Karin! And a funny coincidence; my birthday was April 9th (-:

Fabulous card!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC, hugs, Karin

Kelly S. said...

BEAUTIFUL banner, Ren-Yi! I love the chocolatey dots on the banner and it's extra special personalized with your friend's name (so funny that it's KARIN and you used her sketch:))...the papers are lovely, and the butterfly and big cabbage rose add the perfect feminine touches! I love when you play along, TOO!!

Kelly S. said...

BEAUTIFUL banner, Ren-Yi! I love the chocolatey dots on the banner and it's extra special personalized with your friend's name (so funny that it's KARIN and you used her sketch:))...the papers are lovely, and the butterfly and big cabbage rose add the perfect feminine touches! I love when you play along, TOO!!

Kelly S. said...

Yikes...as you can see I doubly liked it ;)

Julia Aston said...

How pretty Ren-Yi! love that rose, your pretty brown banner and the fluttering butterflies! so glad you could join in on the WMS sketch this week!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I'm so happy you could play along this week, Ren-Yi! I love your banner and those papers and embellishments are wonderful!!

Kim Duran said...

Oh how I just love the bright colors and that gorgeous flower. So perfect for the spring time. And I know your friend, Karin will just adore what you've created for her. So glad you've joined us this week at Waltzingmouse!

Vickie Z said...

Love the black polka dot banner and the butterflies!! I'm sure your friend will love it!!!

Keilly said...

Beautiful card, love the banner and my favourite, butterflies x

Savitri said...

Hey girl, sooooo pretty!! You did an awesome job with the sketch!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Darling card Ren-Yi! Love the little pennant banner and beautiful blossom! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

julieprice3 said...

What a gorgeous card, I'm sure that your friend will love it
Hugs Julie P

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm sorry I'm so late getting here to comment on this precious card. Your pennant is perfect and I love how you captured Karin's name on it. How nice to make it so personalized. Awesome job.

Elisa said...

Love it! The banners is so cute and the butterflies and flowers finish the card perfectly!

Karin said...

Thank you so much, Ren-Yi, for creating something so special! I am very much looking forward to rescuing it out of our mailbox... :)
I am so sorry I didn't comment earlier. For the last two weeks I haven't been online, since we were moving to a new place. I'll send you the new address in a minute... :)

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