Regina celebrated a birthday last week and true to form I missed the party. The pictures below are what she will be receiving sometime late next week and I didn't want to keep her waiting much longer. Let's start with card, and, YES, its square.
Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze were really calling me for this one. I got the idea and sketch off the Sizzix blog a few weeks ago. The only embellishment that was not handmade is the butterfly one. I thought it added color and a bit of drama the minute I saw it in my embellishment drawer and just had to add it. I used the texture plate Pattern 1 quite a bit and did a lot of distressing. The heart was made with two different punches using Baja Breeze DSP and Crumb Cake. A little Crumb Cake daubing was done on the DSP. The center is from a daisy punch with a Jewel Rhinestone added in the middle. The flower on the lower left was made with Baja Breeze and Baja Breeze DSP. I happen to have blue coral buttons and what's a birthday card for Regina without a button.... I little twine was added in the middle. To make the solid Baja Breeze a little more texturized I used a mat and a stylus by circling the punch out and adding more pressure to the stylus as I went around in the circles. It was great to see it take shape this way and how the petals popped up a bit.
The birthday candles in the lower right were made with a punch. The banner was cut with the Framelits Bitty Banner that was adhered with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso Craft Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. The paper is Crumb Cake DSP. And, of course added a little rhinestone to that.
If you are coming from Regina's blog post what you saw was this:
the little bag that accompanies the card. This is a muslin bag that I stamped on the Birthday Candle (form a wheel that I always take apart and apply foam to it). The Happy Birthday is from a hostess set from days gone by called Warmest Regards. It didn't like the plain cord on the bag so I pulled it out and threaded in Baja Breeze Seem Binding by attaching a diaper pin and threaded in that way. A couple of heart charms were tied to the ends.
As for what's inside - that's a secret until Regina receives it. I want to spoil the whole thing. Besides, I didn't think to take pictures of it.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY REGINA, YOU DESERVE THE VERY BEST!!
Regina, your mission this week is a color combination. Yup, crumb cake and Baja breeze. Give it go, you may like what you come up with. I know I will (wink).
For those of you in the States that like to shop online for Christmas gifts have a look at Regina's Scentsy blog on the right hand side of her blog. There's some really reasonable priced items there that you can get for your family and friends.
See Ya Next Week!