Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 28th birthday. Somehow 28 seems so much older than 27, but then I say that about every year! I'm glad to be an even-numbered age though. For some reason, I just like even numbers better - just a weird quirk I guess!

Sorry about the very strange angle on this photo. I'm not quite sure what was going on when I took this photo. Maybe I thought I was being artistic or something.

Anyway, this is one of my favorite cards that I made in Texas. I've always loved brown and pink together, and I just loved both of these sets from PTI - Fancy Flourishes and the anniversary set Everyday Classics. It's a little hard to see in this photo, but I used two different sizes of flourishes here - a larger one on the Hibiscus Burst top portion and a smaller one on the Dark Chocolate lower part.

The flower, which you can see a close up of to the left, was stamped three times - twice in brown and once in pink - and different parts of the flowers were cut out and layered with foam adhesive dots. To finish the flower embellishment off, I lined all of the edges with Stardust Stickles.

Have a wonderful day!


Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Everyday Classics
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate
Paper: PTI white, Hibiscus Burst, Dark Chocolate
Other: PTI Hibiscus Burst Bitty Dot ribbon, foam adhesive dots, Stardust Stickles


  1. Beautiful card Jess!!! I was off to SCS to wish you a HB - but hey 2 birthday wishes are twice the fun!! Hope it's a wonderful day!

    I love this card too, and i can see why it's your fav!
    Nice job on the cutting!!

  3. Beautiful card! Pink and brown is one of my fave color combos!!! Love the sparkly flower! Happy birthday to you!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! (ummmm, can you guess what I am going to say next???? Your card is going to be is sitting on my desk!)

    LOVE that card...the colors are great and the layered flower is Awesome!!!

  5. First a warm and friendly HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish. Ah to only be (or feel 28) again...

    Lovely card. Nice layout and such pretty colors.