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Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Birthday Wreath



I'm trying to wean myself away from Christmas cards. It's really hard for me since I really do love Christmas. While flipping through some files on my computer, I came across this picture. I have no clue where it came from but thought it would make a very nice Winter Birthday Card. I have two friends who have birthdays in January and thought it would be perfect.

Once I had the picture printed out, I scouted around for the perfect sketch to inspire me. And I found it at Repeat Impressions.

I used a wood grain Embossing Folder by Close to my Heart, for the background and pulled the blue from the picture to use for the background paper, which is Sky blue. A retired paper from CTMH. I couldn't get the look I wanted with the banner cut, so I punched both sides of the white CS and stamped Birthday Wishes on it and heat embossed it.

I added three red enamel hearts to the upper right corner.


Other Challenges for this card:
The Paper Shelter - Special Celebration
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything
Simon Says - Anything
Use your Stuff - Anything
Crazy 4 Challenges - Winter Birthday
Docerela Creations - Red, White & Blue
Fairy Tale Challenge - Light Blue, White and my choice (red)


14 comments:

Donna Maligno said...

Very pretty festive card - love the image. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge!

Colette said...

Lovely card, great image and I love the wood grain embossing to match the wood in the picture, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Special Celebration challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous winter birthday card. Love the blue and red for this beautiful picture. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K x

Luxo da Lix said...

It's awesome! I really loved it! Thank you for participating Docerela Creation's challenge.

Melissa Cash said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with the Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely picture, I do like the wood grain background with it and those hearts are too cute!

Milka said...

Beautiful card! :-D
Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog this fortnight :-D
Milka GD

Ema M said...

Gorgeous! Love the color palette. Thanks for sharing and joining us for our last hoorah in 2014 at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again in 2015 and good luck!
Ema
FCB CT Coordinator

Bianca said...

This is such a lovely card! It´s really so very Christmas like and I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

Susana said...

I love your card!
It's just beautiful!
Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
DT Member Susana

Suzanne C said...

Sweet card! Lovely image! Happy Holidays to you! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes!

tampatha said...

This is beautiful. It is a wonderful card that anyone would love to receive.
Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and don't forget about our DT call
http://useyourstuff.blogspot.ca/2014/12/its-dt-call.html
Tammy DT

Amanda said...

This is beautiful! The image, embossing, the bow, everything is so wonderful together! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff! Be sure to check out our DT call!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so fabulous! Happy New Year!!!