Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Humming Bird Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,
I have a birthday card today to show you. My brother asked me to make him a year's worth of birthday cards. He is tired of going to "the card store" and not finding really beautiful cards. He likes my cards better. I have such a sweet brother. Anyways, he asked me if I would make him some cards. This is the first one. I have about 12 more to do. It will be a challenge for me because he needs lots of "guy" cards. So, I have to put away the pink CS and glitter. LOL. (This card is very girlie though isn't it?)
All the stamps are from Stampin' Up. CS: Blush Blossom - SU. Inks: Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, and Pretty ink Pink. The DP is from Daisy D's. I stamped each element in a different color ink. I cut out one bird and one flower to add some dimension. Here is a detail photo of the stamping.

Challenges for Hummingbird Card:

Mark's Finest Papers: Recipe -use only paper, ink, and stamps - no embellishments. Tough one for me - the ribbon queen!!

Sentimental Sundays: anything goes + sentiment

Whoopsy Daisy: things with wings

Allsorts Challenge: use a least 3 different stamps - I used 6 different stamps

See you soon with more more cards!! Love ya.



  1. How sweet. Who says boys cards can't be pink.
    This is lovely. Hugds Mrs A.

  2. Wow, Karen, a very cool and beautiful background technique! I could see a guy getting this. It has browns and not a lot of bling. I think it would pass nicely~

  3. Karen--what a beautiful soft hummingbird card! I love the colors and the background image that you created! Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  4. Very lovely!
    Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

  5. Your brother has that right!! Your card is gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous art with us at Speedy's Friends.

  6. Very pretty! Nice technique! Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy ;-)

  7. You rocked our challenge-love the vintage feel to this card! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  9. so totally cute! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this creation and good luck!

  10. Hi Karen
    Oh this is so elegant.
    I believe that congratulations is in order - that is your card in Catch-Up?!!!! If it is you then I have to say, another beautifully elegant creation from you.
    Thank You for joining in with my little Giveaway. I cannot believe I have reached 300 and beyond posts, where does the time go to?!!


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