Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Birthday Blog Hop



The challenege issued this month for the blog hop was:

March Blog Hop

Background building sets have rapidly become one of Papertrey's signature traits. For this month's Blog Hop, we want to see all of your very best backgrounds. They can be multi-colored or monochromatic. Simple or elegantly detailed. They can be created with a set originated for that purpose or a reinvention of images that were not. Be sure to include a separate photo of your completed background BEFORE you add it to your project so we can see it in all its glory!


I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to make a card, but I *did* get something done.

Here is my paper.



I stamped the Thank You in versamark, and clear embossed it. Then the flowers were stamped in Guava, sky blue, and eggplant. The background is sponged with barely banana, then I took a paper towel and "buffed" the entire image to make the words pop off the page. It didn't work as I had imagined it, but it turned out okay.

Here is the card I made.



Here is a close up of the words.



I want to add something more to it, but I don't know what. Perhaps a focal image, or some more embellishments. I will re-visit this card tomorrow and see what I can do. I really like the background as the focus, but it is still missing something.

Also, be sure to stop by tomorrow for BLOG CANDY to celebrate my birthday. Today is actually my 30th birthday, and I want to share the love with everyone. Come back for your chance to win some stamps, paper and embellishments.

21 comments:

IamDerby said...

This turned out fabulous!

BethieJ said...

Happy Birthday!! (mine is tomorrow!!)
Love your card.. such a pretty background!!

Cindy Sinars said...

I love it!! Great idea to emboss the thank you....

Lisa H. said...

I think it turned out just lovely. great colors, and nice simple design! TFS!

Terri E. said...

Neat idea to use words as well. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Great card!! tfs!!
-t

Scrapping Julie said...

great!!!

peggysue said...

First off, happy birthday in advance. :) Hope you hjave a wonderful day that includes some more pretty stamping like this card!

Jessica said...

So pretty - great colors!

Happy Birthday!

Deanna said...

Pretty cute fellow Canadian!

ALLY said...

Very cool card! Love the end result using your back ground paper!

Dana said...

great idea!

Terri said...

Very cool. Today is my birthday too! I turned 40 today though. Hope you had a good one!

Karen said...

Really like the idea to emboss a sentiment and stamp images over it! TFS! :>

Colleen Wold said...

Happy Birthday! Great card! I love all the colors!

Daniela said...

So pretty! Happy birthday.

Lynn P. said...

Wonderful job with the bg - very pretty
Happy Birthday!!

Babies- Beth said...

Happy birthday! It's such a great day to have a birthday (here, anyway!). How about adding one of the flowers cut out and popped up, with a sentiment in the middle? Just a thought!

Lizzie Jones said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for sharing!

Dana said...

Whoa! I would have never thought to put guava with eggplant, but they look fab together, and with the sponged yellow too! Way to go!

eggette said...

Very Cool!! I love the versamark sentiment! Great idea! Just getting around to commenting.....sorry I am soooo late!!