Monday, January 17, 2011

SSIC #72: Happy Birthday


Hello! Firstly, thank you so much, all who commented on my last post, the sympathy card! Each of you brightened my day immensely by your generous remarks! (And it actually got awarded a Shining the Light award!!) Everyone of you please consider yourself hugged!

Today I am happy to post a card I made for my sister's birthday. I used one of the most beautiful stamp renditions of a rose ever--Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers: Roses. It was a joy to color! I'm entering it in Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #72, which has the theme of "new," interpreted how you'd like. The scripture is 2 Cor. 5:17: "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." My "new" element for this challenge is the self-adhesive crocheted trim. It's so cool! You don't have to worry about adhering it, just cut to size and stick on--yay! :-) I will be buying more, I'm sure!

I also want to mention the wrinkled seam binding I used on the card. I won it as blog candy awhile back, and I just had to show you how deliciously it was packaged. Here's how the goodies arrived, in decorated box with card:


Sorry, not the best picture, but you get the idea. And when I opened the box up, look at what was inside:


Isn't that clever?? She (Michele) calls it "Ribbon Candy!" I just love the cleverness and care with which this selection of ribbon is packaged & presented. You can find some yourself at Willy Nilly Art & Whimsy on Etsy. (I have no affiliation with Michele, I just loved her product!) Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--YOF: Roses & Birthday Bash Sentiments
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream; October Afternoon--Thrift Shop; Melissa Frances--Kitschy Kitchen
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Super Fine Detail
Ribbon: Willy Nilly Art & Whimsy
Trim: Hero Arts
Copics: R20, R22, R24
Misc: Sewing Machine

19 comments:

Karen B. said...

Super pretty card, and your friend sure is creative in her packaging, how fun!

Lorraine said...

Pretty card, Jill! Beautiful coloring of the rose - I'm sure your sister loved it! and ooh, that IS gorgeous & clever packaging of the wrinkle ribbon (candy).

Maggie said...

Your card is just gorgeous....and you're a lucky duck for all that seam binding :)

Jen said...

Such a pretty crafty offering. You sure made that prize sing. Totally deserved.

Kristin said...

Love Love Love ribbon in cupcake wrappers!! And your card using it is amazing (and I think it is one of my *fave* HB sentiment stamps from PTI ever!!)

Grace said...

Hi Jill... this is soooo pretty! You colored the rose so beautifully! You are right too about how cleverly that ribbon was packaged! Looks gorgeous on your card!!! I'm looking for good colors to dye some seam binding myself! These are gorgeous colors... rich and yummy! Congrats on winning the Shining the light award last time... it was well deserved! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Denise said...

Beautiful coloring!! The ribbon packaging is divine - I bet it was such a treat to receive!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring of the rose is lovely. And I like the October Afternoon papers you have on this too! Congrats on all the pretty ribbon. What a yummy way to present it to you.

Becky said...

Oh wow! Love that ribbon candy, that is so creative. I must remember this. :)
Beautiful card, such wonderful coloring. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Lovely Linda said...

Wow - gorgeous card - I love the beautifully coloured flower! you have used your ribbon candy beautifully! Love it! Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Lindsay said...

This is GORGEOUS Jill! That rose is perfection!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! The rose is colored perfectly!!

Laurie said...

Your coloring is amazing!! Beautiful card!!

Kelly said...

The ribbon candy is so clever!
I love the rose that you used on your card. Your coloring is beautiful!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a GORGEOUS card! That rose in that color with that paper...WOW!

steph said...

Very pretty card, Jill! I love that rose, too - it's SO fun to color and try new shading techniques! And can I say, that wrinkle ribbon looks yummy...

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful colouring on the rose. Such a fun gift!

Emily said...

Great coloring job with the rose, and what fun blog candy! I love it! How fun would it be to recycle your own box like that and make a gift for a crafty friend?

Michelle Philippi said...

Oh that big pretty flower goes so well with that October Afternoon paper - just love it - great great colors together. And self-adhesive crochet trim? Who knew?!