Feb 28 2008

Birthday Tea

This is a card I made for a workshop next week — just can’t wait to demo all these fun new sets in the Occasions Mini — it’s truly a great mini if you haven’t seen it!!! Plus all the sets are pre-cut — YES!!!! This card uses a set called Live your Dream and new paper called Afternoon Tea, which coordinates with this set so perfectly!!! I love that — it’s that matchy, matchy thing going on in my head all the time — LOL!!! Here it is:


Love this new paper and these colors!!! And LOVE that tall, long stemmed flower!!! I stamped the flowers right into my Groovy Guava pad and, of course, some Groovy Guava got on my stems, so I cleaned my stems with a baby wipe, then colored them with a Garden Green marker, and I also did the flower centers with a Chocolate Chip marker, just right over the Groovy Guava. Such a pretty image! The rest is pretty self-explanatory — stamped on the sentiment, stamped that delicate little butterfly on white, punched and adhered to a small square that has the corners clipped with the ticket corner punch. A few ribbons, some mounting tape behind the main image and a nice fat Pop Dot behind the butterfly to elevate it above the main image, and we are done!!! Fun card!!!

  • Stamps: Live Your Dream, Sincere Salutation
  • Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea Designer Paper
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava. Markers in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.
  • Accessories: Ribbons, 1″ Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Mounting Tape.

Hope you all had a great day!!! Busy here, so I was glad to get this one card done! Not sure what tomorrow brings, but I have such a fun Stamp Simply Challenge planned for Friday — can’t wait!!! Thanks much for stopping in!!!!

33 responses so far

33 Responses to “Birthday Tea”

  1. twinks says:

    I saw Beate’s tutorial on SCS with this set and thought about putting this on my order – but this card has sold me on the set. My feed for your blog is a day behind so now I come to check on you before I get the feed. 😀 And gosh, what a treat this is. TFS

  2. Joan Fricker says:

    You make it all sound so easy Sharon! The colors are breathtaking. I love
    everything about it. This card is absolutely beautiful!

    I am curious as to what kind of marker pens you are using? I need to purchase some, but there are so many kinds on the market and I don’t know which brand to get.


  3. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very pretty!! Love the colors!

  4. Becky G says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Sharon! Love the colors and the DP! The ladies at your class are gonna love it too!

  5. Joani says:

    My goodness! I’ve been away for a few days and you’ve really been busy! I just love that seashell box and cards! Everything is so nice ~ you are a wonderful talent! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful creations!

  6. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Beautiful, as always, Sharon, you know how to work DP like no other!

  7. Kathie says:

    Love this card – it looks so fresh!! The butterfly really pops on this card with the little ticket punch piece behind it! TFS

  8. Sherrie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous card! I love coming to check your blog each day!!

  9. flossie says:

    What an elegant birthday card, it is lovely.

  10. Dawn E. says:

    Oh it’s beautiful! What a wonderful card to do next at a workshop!!! I am going to need to order that stamp and paper soon!

  11. Donelda says:

    Oh, this is so pretty! I haven’t had a chance to order from the big catty yet so I think I must have perused the mini waaaay too quick. How did I miss this one???? I’m going to have to go back through! I can’t wait to see what your challenge is on Friday!! I always look forward to it!!

  12. Beth says:

    Your card is lovely!

  13. Joan says:

    Can you tell us what is the size of the card. You might have posted that before, I have not seen the card sizes any where?


    As I said above, I love it!

  14. LateBlossom says:

    Stop it! Just stop! I have completely convinced myself that I don’t need this set. I have a long list of reasons NOT to get it. Long, long list. I made my peace with not getting it YESTERDAY! Then you post this simply gorgeous card that makes my heart burst with desire to CASE. You are evil. Just plain evil. Or am I just really, really weak? No, it’s all your fault. All your fault. And that’s what I’m tellin’ my DH when he gets mad about my next order.

    How do you sleep at night? 😉

  15. lacyquilter says:

    Oh, what a gorgeous card. Love these colors.

  16. Sue (suen) says:

    Beautiful card, Sharon! I love the colors and set with the DP! Can hardly wait to get some to play with myself!

  17. nancy littrell says:

    So Pretty. Your girls are going to love this set and paper and your beautiful layout. Love the colors, ribbons and layout. I do not have this set or paper yet, but it is on my next order. We will be playing with diff. sets from the mini next week at our party. I can’t wait! TFS

  18. Janine says:

    This is so pretty…

  19. Jamie Sears says:

    very pretty! A great card for a workshop! Lots of tools. Markers and ink. But so simple!

  20. So fresh and pretty, Sharon! I’m really loving this paper for the colors and patterns. One thing I especially like about your card is the minimal layering. You’ve got plenty of design going on without a lot of heavy layers. I like that!

  21. Nancy Riley says:

    Sharon, this card is perfect in every way … just a nice classic looking card! I love the way you used the ticket corner punch on the small butterfly image — I’ll have to remember that!

  22. Kathy (Wattle) says:

    Beautiful Card – have to check out the new catty! 🙂

  23. JoAnn says:

    Very cute. I hope it’s for Michelle’s workshop. Look like a fun one to make.

  24. Rhonda says:

    Wow Sharon! This card just pops right off the screen! Beautiful!

  25. Sharon this is so beautiful. I love how you have the chocolate ribbon below the seam of the two dp’s and also that cute little bow up on the right corner of the main image panel. Oh and the butterfly treatment… GORGEOUS!!

  26. Tammy says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous! Beautiful colors, love the combination of ribbons, and the square with the ticket-corner punches!

  27. I just got this set and haven’t put it to ink yet. Thanks for the inspiration – this is lovely.

  28. Bonnie aka raduse says:


  29. Faith says:

    Sharon…. How do you tie those beautiful ribbon knots…. Your cards are sooooo awesome!!!!

    A girl has to know!!!

  30. Faith says:

    Oh Yea…. I just checked on your Ribbon Tying link…. Thank You!!!

  31. Rose Ann says:

    This is so pretty, Sharon!! I really love the fresh colors, new papers!! Beautiful!!

  32. beautiful card….I love how you popped the butterfly up on the chocolate with the ticket corner punch!

  33. Ann says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I loved this card so much I cased it. If you want to see my rendition of your amazing card, you can visit my blog.
    I really appreciate your stamping style, and hope to take the time to do some of your challenges – they look fun! Thanks for all the inspiration! – Ann

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