Friday, April 15, 2011

Freestyle Fridays - Spring WAS Here

As the title suggests, spring was here and now it's gone.  Snow storm blew in this morning and it has not stopped. I feel bad for the few geese that have already returned.

This week's card is for a friend turning 50 on Saturday.  There will be a surprise birthday party for her.  I can't wait to see the look of surprise on her face.  Her husband used Barbie invitations.  What a hoot!

This is a square card (yes Regina I did it again) measuring 5 1/2 by 5 1/2.  The base is Marina Mist with a layer of what I believe to be Afternoon Tea designer paper.
Before I embossed the sentiment from the It's Your Birthday Stamp Set I used an oval Nestability with cardboard packaging and adhered it to the designer paper (used the Embossing Buddy beforehand) to give it a lift for sorts.  I then punched several times with the Flower Trio Punch using Marina Mist and Pink Pirouette.  I adhered the flowers with Tombo Mono Multi. For the center I applied 3D paint much like Stickles.  When the picture was taken it was still wet. Now that's it dry the paint is translucent and sparkles.  I did add a piece of designer paper on the inside for contrast.  

******REGINA'S MISSION******

Regina your mission for this week, as always, should you choose to accept, is to use a flower punch and make a design with it as the focal point. The challenge for you will be NOT to put it on a square card. You can do it, you know you can.

Make sure you drop by Regina's blog and have a look at her new banner.  It's awesome!

See Ya Next Week!


Regina Andari said...

I love your floral frame and, of course, the square-ness of the card just does something for me! I will try, try, try to make something other than a square card for next Friday. Hmmmm . . . do I have time for therapy first?

Anonymous said...

Very creative card Julie. I am sure your other friend will love it


Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. One day it was Spring and the windows were open and the shorts pulled out and the next I had a sweat suit on! No show, thank heavens.

Love your floral frame. Your friend will love the card.