Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Oriental Happy Birthday

As one of six children, there are very few months in the year that are free from birthdays and today it's the turn of my baby sister Debbie. 
The oriental card I made uses a selection of Waltzing Mouse Stamps from Claire Brennan's recently released Asian Garden collection,  which were stamped onto red card and embossed with a combination of black and gold embossing powders.    A smidgeon heavy with the gold I feel, but just check out that shine!
The panels were then matted onto black card, followed by gold mirri card, leaving narrow borders before layering onto a white DL card blank.
The sentiment was stamped onto red card,  embossed in black and then lightly rubbed over with a Brilliance Dew Drop gold ink pad before die cutting with Nestabilities - Labels One.  
I matted it onto black card, embossed the edge with gold powder and then placed it over the background strip with foam pads.   The 'Birthday Wishes' part of the sentiment is from WMS Asian Garden, but 'Sister' is one of Papermania's Relations clear stamps, which I know will become a favourite to have close at hand.
Simon Says Stamp are celebrating their 1st Blogaversary and are having an awesome party which includes a Blog Hop and you'd better believe there are loads of fabulous prizes on offer, so I'm going to gatecrash and enter this card into their Birthday/Celebrations Challenge.   Hope there's some red wine on offer as blog-hopping is thirsty work!
A few other challenges are ...
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Shiny and/or Sparkly
Stamp Something - Birthday
Rainbow Lady - Make Your Own Background Paper


Aquarius said...

I think your sister will like this colourful card - I've not seen any oriental ones for ages (they seem to go round in phases don;t they?)

Max said...

Wasn't really into oriental myself when it last did the rounds but I just couldn't resist Claire's new stamps.


Rainbow Lady said...

I just love Oriental at any time so think this is fabulous Max and yes of course the embossing does count lol
Thanks for sharing this week Love Cynthia x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so fabulous!
Your sister will adore it!
Thank you so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Blogaversary!
kim x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Love that tree! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW and hope you join us again next week!