Friday, April 12, 2013

5 Birthday Card

First I need to tell you that this card is a pretty close copy of a card done by the very talented Jessica Witty!  Please see this post on her blog for her gorgeous creation that I used as a guideline for my card today.

To do the stitching I used my sewing machine with no thread to make the evenly spaced holes and then used 3 strands of embroidery floss and hand stitched it in.

I used my Silhouette to die cut out the 5.  I layered some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky paper behind it.  I also did some faux stitching with a white gel pen.  My card does not have the 5 inside when the card is opened like the inspiration card, it's just a layer behind the kraft.

For the banner I used SP & Company's Happy Banners.  I stamped the solid banner in a soft blue and then cut it out with a small white border.

The little heart is from Close to My Heart's set Treasures. 

For the sentiment I used My Pink Stamper's Everyday Occasions.  Originally it said Happy Happy Birthday and I just cut it into 3 separate stamps which made placement on this banner very easy.

There you have it.  Usually I try not to copy the original work of others, but sometimes I just love something so very much I can't help myself and this was one of those occasions.  I figure as long as I give proper credit the occasional scraplift is permissible :)



Creative M said...

Very PRETTY!!Thanks for sharing the stitching technique.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

Audrey Frelx said...

Your card is so pretty! We all admire someone's work enough to want to recreate it -- I'm told it's a complement!!! So many things we do are not actually all "originals". And I'm sure Jessica would feel that way as you felt her card was worthy of wanting to recreate, and will appreciate the great job you did.

Squarehead Teacher said...

Oooh, I LOVE this one! I pretty much love all the stuff you post! So I nominated you for the Brighten the World Blogger Award. Here's the link to my post about the award:


Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Beautiful CAS card, I love the pink on the Kraft :)

Norma said...

Hi Amber:) Love the crumb cake with a pop of the polka dots on the number super cute! Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful!! I love how you did the stitching!! It looks fabulous!! Have a great weekend :)

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Angi Barrs said...

5 is my fave number. Love the stitching!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Nice stitching! Carri~Abusybee

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Amber, stitching is fab as is your design, Kate x