Sunday, 5 February 2012

LIM_053 - Birthday Card

It's been a while since I last joined a Simply Less is More Challenge.  Since I had to make a birthday card for my hubby, I thought I'd scour the net for inspiration.  LIM Challenge 53 is perfect - aqua is one of my favourite colours and would pass for a masculine card.

As an aside, Happy Birthday to LIM, too. woohoo.

Here's the card:

Stampin up products used.

Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Stamps: A to Z, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Punch: Full Heart
Embossing folder: Square Lattice
Others: Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine

This sketch is practically the same as LIM Challenge 52 which I almost did but ran out of time (haha).  The strip of aqua card was embossed and then more aqua ink was sponged on to highlight the texture (I love aqua).   I stamped AtoZ on white card, punched and sponged the edges as well.  This was stuck on with dimensionals for extra height.  The Happy birthday was stamped on white card as well.

I think the twine picks up the red to highlight the teeny sentiment without looking too girly.  I'm really quite happy with how this turned out.


  1. What a great card, love that embossing folder :)

  2. Hi Malyn, I was going to mention you card actually follows our sketch last week. It was so popular, such simplicity of 2 lines but got everyone;s inspiration going to the nth degree!
    Superb card
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Super card, I'm glad our challenge inspired you. It looks fab, we liked last week's sketch too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. wow this is a beautiful card. love the embossed background. And the way your haeart is "hanging" over your card.

  5. Great card, well done :) Viv xx

  6. Just beautiful, Malyn! Love that embossing folder you used!!


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