Monday, July 19, 2010

A Budding Birthday...

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The lovely ladies at 2 Sketches 4 You provided another wonderful sketch this week. Interestingly, they are also choosing a new design team member (how excited was I for the amazing Angie Tieman, a fellow Gallery Idol contestant, for her recent honor? -- excellent choice, ladies, as Angie's work is some of the most creative out there!) I can't begin to think I have a chance, as their DT is one of the tops in the industry. But, a challenge is a challenge, and when I like a sketch I just have to make a card.
One of my very best friends, Natali, is celebrating a birthday soon, and I wanted to make her a pretty card that would show her how I think of her. Nat is a terrific mix of both sweet and refined, and so I thought I'd try to capture that in her card.
For this card, I began with the paper rosebuds. Though I find this to be a time-consuming technique (see sidebar for tutorial,) I think it well-worth the effort. I began by creating some faux suede in cream card stock and after making the buds sponged on some pink ink along the edges. I then added each to a punched green "leaves" and set them aside.
For the card base, I chose some pretty patterned paper and embossed a panel of So Saffron with an elegant embossing folder. I created a ribbon treatment from some gold organdy ribbon, which I knotted and then adhered onto a punched strip of pink card stock. I added a very happy sentiment and a few little pearls to finish off a card for my dear friend.
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash Sentiments Stamp; Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose Classic Dye Ink; SU Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper; SU So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery Card Stock; SU Scallop Border and 5-Petal Punches; Sizzix Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Amuse Pearls
HAPPY BEANS: Gold Organdy Ribbon (generic)

19 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Wow, Regina! This is amazing! I love that texture and those gorgeous rosebuds you created! Thanks for your super kind words too, it means a lot coming from one as talented as you!!

Monica said...

Lovly card! So cute!! :-)

Savitri said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS!! I love everything about this card. You did awesome and a very good chance of winning!!! Good luck!

Mary Fish said...

Absolute elegance. The roses are gorgeous. Hugs, M

Lori Pilla said...

Regina,
I've been following your blog since I saw you in the Idol competitions I think. I love your work. You are such an inspiration. I currently don't have a blog nor have I put any of my work online but I hope to soon. This particular card is beautiful. Thank you! My email is loripilla@comcast.net

Kim said...

Stunning as always Regina!! Your details are always perfection!

Cards by Gina said...

Another amazing and stunning card! Those roses are wonderful! TFS!

Allison said...

So elegant! Love the roses!

Pattie said...

so sweet and pretty! I just love the softness of this card!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Your friend is sure to be wowed by it too.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Very pretty!

Tertia said...

This is beautiful. I love the colours you used.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Regina your card are roses are scruptious!!! I'm on my way to that Paper Roses tutorial. Hugs,

Kazan Clark said...

I LOVE the paper roses - thanks for the tutorial. Your card is so stylish and elegant. A perfect combination of color, paper & texture
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Patti MacLeith said...

oh, THIS is beautiful! I love it.

Cheryl Nelson said...

It doesn't get better than this!! Absolutely stunning! I'm in awe!

Jenn said...

Stunning card. Really beautiful. I printed the rose tutorial. I am going to give it a try

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Regina!

vivacela said...

Thanks for visiting my humble blog Regina. so glad that i could see all your wonderfull creations!! Love your paper rose so much!! Its so perfect and your card is super lovely! :D~~