Birthday Card

~Wishing You Every Joy and Happiness~

G'morning :) I hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Saturday.
I am so happy the weekend is here. It's a long weekend and hubby has a wee break before he starts his new class, which means we have a tad of time to enjoy together. Although we have lots to do in the next couple of days, I am so happy to have his help, and can't wait to sleep in and enjoy coffee together in the mornings :) It's these simple things that make life so sweet, wouldn't you agree? 

Another simple joy I very much look forward to is bits of my day when I get to sit down and create cards for my crafty friends. I love to make cards for everyone who is near and dear to me, but it warms my heart that much more when it is someone crafty who admires paper art.

I created this card for a very dear friend of mine for her recent birthday. 


I used lots and lots of PTI goodies here. Tag Sale die #4, Lovey Layers die, Doily Details die, and the beautiful Half & Half stamp set for the sentiment. 

I found the perfect shade of felt to match to my hand-dyed crinkly ribbon, which I picked up from one of my fave Etsy Shoppes - Crafty Wool Felt.  I believe the color is called Peach Blossom. I used this for the leaves :)
The pretty aqua shade is a felt color from Papertrey Ink, called Aqua Mist


To make the little flower at the top, I had a scalloped border cut out of the felt that I ended up not using on the card, so instead, I rolled it up int a tight little bud, and trimmed the bottom edges, so that it was just the right thickness. I added a little rhinestone in the center as well as to a few other areas on the card. 


I also stamped the background with a teensy little flower stamp, using Smokey Shadow ink, added watermark medallions to the base of the card, a bit of trim and liquid pearls.

I hear the espresso machine sputtering, which means it's just about ready to brew. 
Off I go :) 

Happy Weekend,

*Ivana* 









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8 lovely comments:

  1. Oh what a sweet card Ivana !!! I love the little felt flowers and your beautiful stamping :)

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  2. This is so gorgeous and soft! I just love all the felt details.

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  3. Such a dreamy little card Ivana!!

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  4. This is a very beautiful card~ I love all the details and colors!

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  5. such a sweet and gorgeous card! it's so soft!

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  6. Just love how you 're-used' the felt border
    to make a flower!
    All of your touches are so beautiful!
    And the peach felt is so so pretty~ Love your work!:)

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  7. What a pretty card! Love that felt flower!

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