Saturday, August 28, 2010

Birthday Card - using retiring Stampin' Up! colours (Happy Birthday Susie Q)

I made a birthday card for a fellow team member today. I've been ummming and ahhing about it for a few days, because it is a special birthday at half a century. I came across the Stamping 411 sketch challenge and fell in love with the sketch, which is unusual for me, because as a general rule, I don't do circles or ovals.
So, I dug out some of the retiring Stampin' Up! colours that I will miss. I have used Lavendar Lace, Pale Plum (both retiring) Elegant Eggplant (staying) I also used the So Swirly wheel stamp, which you've seen me use before (I love it!!) I also used one of my favourite sets that will be retiring in 3 days, Best is Yet to come, which is a level one hostess set. The card stock I used was Very Vanilla, which is a nice change from white. The butterfly stamp isn't a Stampin' Up stamp, but one from Hero Arts. The grosgrain ribbon has been in my stash for a while, but, because I don't use purple much, it hasn't been used. 

Happy birthday Sue! Hope you have a great day, visit Sue on her blog, to wish her a very happy birthday!

14 comments:

Annmaree said...

lovely card, great butterfly and layout!

TRACEY said...

its just gorgeous jess, sue will love it.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love that butterfly!! And those colors are awesome together!! Thanks for playing with us this week over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

Sue Poile said...

Wow Jess this is gorgeous! Thank you. I Love the butterfly, very nice touch my friend!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

What a great card Jess. Love that butterfly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping 411

Kerin said...

Love the colors, and the butterfly is sooo pretty! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Terry Blais said...

Really nice card - love the big butterfly!

Robin Merriman said...

Simply gorgeous!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is beautiful.

Steph said...

very pretty butterfly, Love the purple colors you used.

Selene Kempton said...

This is beautiful! I love the gorgeous butterfly.

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful colors! Your friend is going to adore her special card!

gbarron56 said...

Jess -- your butterfly is amazing. I especially love the colors you choose! Great job on this sketch! thanks so much for playing with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

Connie Babbert said...

So pretty, love the butterfly!