Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Happy Birthday {Scrapy Land Challenge #37}

It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for a new Scrapy Land Challenge.  The theme for Challenge #37 is Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.

For today's card, I created a pop up card and used the following brand of dies:

Sue Wilson Designs: California Collection - Beverly Hills
Elizabeth Craft Designs: happy birthday2
Sizzix: Thinlets Tim Holtz Labels set

After die cutting the Sue Wilson Designs oval frame, I threaded a thin piece of ribbon through the openings and tied a small bow at the top.  The Elizabeth Crafts Designs sentiment on the front of the card was die cut from black cardstock and Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker was liberally applied to the words before adhering.

The background is a piece of vellum that was dry embossed using the Sue Wilson Designs Rambling Blossoms embossing folder.  The vellum was a little tricky to get out of the embossing folder without tearing, so be aware.  I ran the embossed piece of vellum through a Xyron sticker machine for complete adhesive coverage before attaching to the card base.


The inside of the card uses a stamp set from Stampendous (Build a Bouquet).  I purchased the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers a couple months ago and this is the first time I've tried using them as if they were Copics and blending colors together.  The Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers I used include Solar Red, Emerald Green, Holly Leaf, Moonlight, Inspired Violet, Pink Champagne, and Red Berry.  I definitely need more practice blending these markers, but you've got to start somewhere :-).
Unfortunately, the camera really doesn't pick up all the shimmer and sparkle these markers have, but I tried.

The stamp set includes roses, daisies, hydrangeas, leaves, and a couple different vases.  (Next week, I'll post the other pop up card I created using this same set of stamps.)  

The sentiment on the inside of the card is a clear stamp by Inspired By Stamping, and was heat embossed onto the die cut shape (Tim Holtz Labels) using Clear embossing powder and Distress Ink (Black Soot).

You have until March 13 to upload your project to the Scrapy Land Challenge.  The winner is chosen by the Design Team members and will receive a $15 gift certificate to go shopping at Scrapy Land.


Lori Kobular said...

What a beauty this is! I love the front with that beautiful die, but my favorite part is the inside with all those pretty flowers! The embossed vellum is a great touch on the front of your card!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is so gorgeous!! I love how you threaded the ribbon through the die on the front!! But the inside is the showstopper!! Wow!! The bouquet of flowers looks amazing!! This is stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Donna Ellis said...

What a surprise! Beautiful use of ribbon weaving and lovely embossed vellum! And then you opened up the card! WOWSER! Gorgeousness - I've just walked through your garden, and into your kitchen, where the sweet aroma of your freshly picked bouquet greets me! Vibrant, happy colors, and fun pop-up, Anne! Completely unexpected, and like most birthdays -- very celebrational! Love your card. hugs, de

Jessica Kaiser said...

SOOOO pretty! I just love the flowers - and now I want some of those dies! :0 Great job!

Linda Simpson said...

These are beautiful and love the flowers and design.
Linda xxx

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

So Stunning Anne , Love the inside of your card ! Out standing !

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful, Ann. I have this set and everone I know has gotten a card where I used it. Fabulous coloring on the flowers.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great card! The inside is such a lovely surprise! What a beautiful bouquet! Great outside too. I wondered if that was vellum - having tried embossing and not been successful! I'll know to be very careful with it next time.

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, So gorgeous love the way the card opens. The added weaving of the ribbon is so creative. Loving the embossing vellum and the folder from SW, have not seen any of her embossing folders yet. Love the flowers inside and wonderful coloring.
Hugs Pat

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card I like the design
Kevin xx

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Anne. Love the embossed vellum - adds such elegance!

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful card.
Love the gorgeous Elizabeth die and the beautiful font. The ribbon going through the die is just gorgeous. The inside of the card with the flowers turned out beautiful.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

You did a fabulous job with these sparkle markers!!! I bet it dazzles in real life :)

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! Anne this is just gorgeous!!!! Love the inside so much! and the front is just a cherry on the top :)
Paper Talk with Samra

Patricia Chalas said...

adorable card Anne those flowers are beautiful and the way it opens... just perfect!!