Aug 24, 2014

"A Birthday Card for Someone Special"

"A Birthday Card for Someone Special"
is the new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!
Remember, stamping must be the focal point of your creation...then just and follow the theme and you are win with a chance of winning!

I picked this theme...only because it is my birthday soon (sssh)
Seeing as though you don't usually make a card for yourself though,
I have chosen to make one for my mum instead.

She can't grow plants for nuts - she plants them and then the rest is up to them if they survive or not ~ so every year she has to put in some new plants to replace the ones that didn't make it.

But she does love roses so I made a card with a single rose 
just for her.

She doesn't like any fancy I have kept this one pretty simple.
Though I did have a little fun with some grunge paste around the edges.  It is applied randomly, then coloured with DI and swiped over with the ink pad  (my new favourite thing to do). 

A little background stamping...and there you have it!
And now to hide it until her birthday.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


I would like to enter this in ~


Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous card, your mum is going to love it! Such a gorgeous stamp and I love how you stamped the leaves and arranged them around the main image! The look almost real enough to tuch! This is class and elegant, love it!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, beautiful colours and I really love that stamp, its a beauty! Hope you have a lovely birthday
Claire xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, beautiful colours and I really love that stamp, its a beauty! Hope you have a lovely birthday
Claire xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Mum is surely going to love this Dot. Wish her a happy birthday from us all at FSC.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Dot, love that rose stamp - beautifully framed with the leaves. Your Mum will love this.
Avril xx

Sandy said...

A rose is a rose that is so very pretty!
Sandy xx

Esther said...

This is a beautiful card Dot - loving the grunge paste thing for me to try !! Esther xx

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A wonderful creation, love the colours

Vintagelady said...

very pretty and elegant and a wonderful birthday for your mum! Hugs, Kerstin

Meggymay said...

A beautiful elegant card. The the touches of textures round the background layers.

janna'scraftingattic said...

That is very beautiful , I love roses too. Thanks for your comments on my blog, so I thought I would come and visit yours.

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Dot! Beautiful image, and I love the hint of grunge texture.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great card, the leaves are fantastic, so real.

Terry said...

Well actually your birthday was hers! This is gorgeous, Dot! Love the rose taking center stage and all the pretty layers with those fussy cut leaves. Love it!

Pops Origami said...

very classy looking card Dot. well done