Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, it's your day

Yes, this is my second post today.  Click HERE to see the first one.
I squeezed in just enough time today, to make a second card.  Yay!  Actually, I should have been working outdoors instead of stamping.  We finally have some gorgeous COOL weather, and I love it!

Back to stamping, though...

I'm playing along with The Paper Players Challenge #62 - Birthdays

And, The Lawnscaping Challenge #17 - use heat or dry embossing

This card is sooooo different from the card in my earlier post.  I have to admit that this is a style that I'm much more comfortable with.  I'm really liking this card :)  It has a combination of several techniques I've been seeing on other blogs.

I knew that i wanted to do these angled layers, and I thought that a combination of neutrals would give me the soft look that I wanted.  I dry embossed the top layer, then gave the image a  light sanding to soften it.  This pleated ribbon effect is something I haven't tried before.  It turned out to be easier than I thought.  So glad that I gave it a try!  I think the rest is self explanatory.  So, that's it :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Card stock: soft suede, whisper white, basic gray, sahara sand (SU)
Ink: basic gray (SU)
Stamps: simple sentiments (PTI)
Other: textured impressions embossing folder (SU), basic gray satin ribbon (SU), sanding block, scor-tape, gray gems (Recollections)


  1. So beautiful and elegant and love the neutral colors. Loving the angled layers! Just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us again at Lawnscaping! :)

  2. What a beautiful clean and classy card! The pleated ribbon and the bling are fabulous. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players again this week!

  3. Gorgeous! Love that yummy ribbon treatment and the angled panels add so much interest! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players...twice!

  4. Wow, Susie! This is amazingly stylish and pretty! Love the ruffle and neutral colors!

  5. Two fabulous cards! They are both so pretty! Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

  6. You and I are very much alike! This is more my comfort zone too...and it's just gorgeous. Not only do I love the brown and gray, but that ribbon is fabulous! Thanks for joining in twice this week to play along with the Paper Players.

  7. AWESOME card Susie! Love your colours and how you have angled the layers of cardstock, it's totally clever!

  8. Such a different card from the first! So rich and elegant! I really like how you tilted the layers, it adds so much interest to the design. I have to try that tip sometime soon. Thanks so much for joining us (again) this week at The Paper Players!! :)

  9. Susie...thank you for sharing this card. The design is beautiful and each element compliments the next! Thank you for your friendship :)


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