Monday, December 23, 2013

Pastel Birthday

All Christmas cards are mailed and delivered; time to move on to a different mode in today's post. 

Where I live, spring comes early. At the beginning of February we start planning for flowers and what we will plant in our veggie gardens. This was not so when we lived farther north, so I am grateful for early springs.

Today's card is done in pastels with flowers, a bow and a butterfly--a sure sign that warmer weather is just around the corner.

Starting out with white CS, I punched out several leaf borders in different colors with a Fiskars leaf punch, and layered them vertically. With an EK Success punch, the flowers were made in a double layer with a tiny colored brad in the center of each one. They were cut from some sparkly multicolored cardstock I had in my stash. A Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish was tucked underneath the flowers. The green cardstock it was cut from was not dark enough to show enough contrast, so it is dabbed with some darker green ink. The sentiment was printed from my computer and cut with a rounded corner punch; a pink and white gingham bow was added at the top. The butterfly is punched from an EK Success punch that has three different layers; gold sparkly glitter glue was added to accentuate it.

Here is the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Dec 24 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #4
Dec 25 Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations UE 
Dec 26 Sister Act CARDS ONLY UE
Dec 28 Creative Inspiration Paint ATG UE 
Dec 28 613 Avenue ATG UE
Dec 31 Ribbon Carousel ATG UE
Dec 31 DL ART THANKFUL Thursday Dec Linky Party ATG UE 
Jan 03 Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG
Jan 03 A Gem of A Challenge ATG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT  


  1. Ginny,
    This is such a happy colorful card. The butterfly and flowers are calling for Spring. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us during this wonderful time of the year.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. What a delightful appealing card Ginny! The colors and the flowers are amazing. This is just what we need to get us out of the winter slump. We are so pleased you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  3. Beautiful use of paper and color to create a powerful optic! Nicely composed and executed! Thanks for slipping this under our door here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Very cheerful card Ginny. Your card will bring the happiness of spring as well to the receiver. Have a blessed New Year.

  5. A very cheery and colourful card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x


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