Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Moe!

Hi there! Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #33 was a good excuse to make a birthday card for my good friend Maureen (aka Moe). All you Kristina fans will recognize I used Kristina's template for the curved layers.

The colors for this week's challenge are:







Edited to Add: The Thickers I used are dark brown. This picture was taken at night, so they look black in this photo.

Moe left California a few years ago and moved back home to the Boston area. I believe she ignited my love of stamping about 11 years ago. A friend of Moe's gave her a PSX (Personal Stamp Exchange) catalog. We were able to order stamps at cost. Moe and I ordered about 10 stamps each. We ordered some ColorBox pigment ink pads as well. Mind you, we had no idea how to use anything! Still, I fell in love with stamping as soon as I saw the catalog. I started going to classes in the Sunnyvale and Cupertino area. Maureen never stamped a single item as far as I know, but she is a very talented quilter. I wanted to pay homage to her sewing skills with this card. That's why I pulled out the sewing machine to add some zig-zag stitching. I also used a button on the card.

Thanks for looking!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Petals (Inque Boutique), Birthday Whimsy (SU)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Kristina's template, Brown Felt Thickers (Thanks, Char!), clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, dimensionals, Word Window punch, Felt Fusion flower, Making Memories button, American Crafts ric rac ribbon, sewing machine, Making Memories rhinestone brad

14 comments:

Ange Kelly said...

Absolutely fabulous card!

Leonie said...

Oh, this is such a happy card, I love it!

Savitri said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! SO LOVE THIS!! I bet it'll be picked!!! :)

amandarae said...

ou card makes ME happy!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Great card! I love the fact that you put the "happy" in black. It really makes it pop!

Jerry said...

Very cute!

Amy Lee said...

Yep, this one too! On my fav list this week! Awesome job!

Sankari W. said...

Beautiful Anthonette!!! Love the stitching and the way you used the colors!!! LOVE it!

Ashley C. Newell said...

The stitching sets it off! It's very happy!

Julie Cameron said...

nice!

Catherine said...

Absolutely Gorgeous...AGAIN!

Diane said...

great card just love it

kirstyscardnscrap said...

I love your work!

chloe said...

This is gorgeous!!