Monday, March 16, 2009

"NO" Stamps or Ink... Birthday card!

Happy Monday everyone! Another week closer to spring... Yes! :) Today's card I put together with scraps of cardstock left over on my craft table, DP from this card I posted recently, and I wanted to add sewn stitches around the edges and use my star punches. The shocker is "NO STAMPS or INK" used!

First thought was to make a card that could be used for both male and female. And for all ages! Also challenged myself to not use ribbon... that's hard for me! But, I DID IT!! :)

I started with using my CuttleBug embossing folder on Marigold Morning CS, punched 3 small stars out and added DP behind to show through the larger stars I added over the top! I also added more stars on my die cut "Happy Birthday" and topped the "i" off with a silver star! Then I kicked it up a notch with adding a Chocolate Chip arrow raised by dimensionals. I hope you enjoy this colorful card as I'm kinda on the edge about it. In person it looks nicer than the photo, but you can click on it to get a close-up look!

Thanks for the visit and comments my stamping friends!! Have a super day.... Smiles!! :)

Michelle :)

Stamps: None! Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, Marigold Morning, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, DP (K&I Memories) Ink: None! Other: CB Folder (Divine Swirl), SU! Star Punches, sewing machine, dimensionals, glue dots, silver starts (Wal-Mart), Sizzix "Happy Birthday" die, arrow (cut free handed!), etc.

17 comments:

Debbie Pamment said...

I can't believe you managed to do this without INK!!! Fantastic job Michelle!! Once again it's all your little deatils that make it special!

All the very best as always....
- xXx -

Paula Barin said...

What a fun card. I love the bright happy colours.

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Another wonderful card. Amazing that you didn't use any stamps! Plus, you cut the arrow out by hand? Wow! Love the colors, too!

Ann said...

Michelle, this card is just plain fun! I love the colors and patterns.

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Michelle.l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Elizabeth said...

Really great card! Love the colors and the stitching!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a terrific bday card! The bright, cheery colors and fun stars, patterned paper and embossing make this appropriate for anyone. Fun!

Ruby said...

Great card! I love the colours you've used, it's really cheery! :o)

Joan Ervin said...

What a cute card and WOW...no stamps!!! I love all the beautiful colors and details on this!!! Such a super fun design!!!

mochamama said...

Bright and cheerful Michelle, I think we can all use a little of that these days! Love it

Dawn Easton said...

Michelle! This card is so FUN! I love your whimsical stitching and all the fun elements you have going on! GREAT use of scraps for sure girl!!

Allison said...

Oh gosh...this is so fun! Any kid would love it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AWESOME! I still LOVE Marigold Morning! FANTASTICAL!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You sure put those scraps to good use dear girl! I especially LOVE those double stars with DP on the inside. What a great idea! I never even thought of it, which is why you are such a great source of inspiration!

Your cards are always so happy and make me smile... as do you, my dear friend!

{{{Hugs}}} Lisa

itsabrt said...

Holy crafting! I am dumbfounded by your cards! BR-T

Cardmaking Galore said...

Super Cute - love the bright colours and the overall layou!

Shirley said...

Wow, how clever! What vivid vibrant colors too! I really love the starts and the words! Very creative!