Sunday, March 24, 2013

PTI: Birthday Wishes to You

The current challenge at A Passion for Papertrey is to use negative die cuts.

If I EVER again think about doing a negative die cut with a word die - that has lots of little extra pieces that have to be glued back in - just shoot me...or maybe just take away my Cuttlebug!!

Birthday wishes to you

Sorry for the shadowy gray look to this picture - I can never get a nice white card but keep enough shadow on it to show off the embossing - particularly when it very subtle like the Papertrey impression plates.

I wanted the entire focus on the sentiment - so I used the nice simple sketch at Seize the Birthday.



  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die, Beautiful Blooms II #3 die, Hibiscut Burst button, Martha Stewart Fine Crystal Glitter, Trendy Twine Tickled Pink

23 comments:

Staying Crafty said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you did the flower, it really works well with the negative sentiment. I understand what you mean about photographing your embossing, it's tricky. I think your photo shows of your creation perfectly :)

Sue said...

I love this card, it's awesome!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim your post just cracks me up! Your card is fantastic and I think you should do this again because is turned out so well! I do agree photographing embossing is the trickiest!

cm said...

Stunning card, Kim! Your 'labours' are well-appreciated, as the final result is an eye-catcher! If a card like this arrived in my mail box, I'd be wildly happy dancing. No chance of taking away your Cuttlebug; you work magic with that little machine! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!
c

Kara said...

so beautiful! definitely worth the fuss!!

Helen F. said...

Love your card,Kim! Yes, it's a lot of work, but oh such beautiful results :)

Rita said...

Kim, I want to marry this card it's so awesome! I'm sure it was a ton of work, but it is GORGEOUS!

snappy scrappy said...

SO PRETTY!!!

Doris said...

Definitely worth all that work! I have the same die and will NEVER do that!

Jen said...

All your efforts paid off because this is terrific! I just got that die in the mail on Saturday and now you've given me all sorts of IDEAS!!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this!

Linda said...

Oh, I really love your card. So beautiful.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

You are the one who directed me to Google Reader ... And now I have taken your advice & downloaded the Feedly app for my iPad. This is my first comment using it. I need to go back to your post (thanks) & check out what some of the icons are!
The card is amazing, hunny! Well worth the effort. Love the rainbow colours! Super special. Hugs xxx

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing card! I love the colors behind "birthday" and the flower with the button center! Pinning!

mypapercraftworld said...

Sooo worth all the glueing, Kim ... just awesome! Anita :)

Stacey Schafer said...

love this, Kim!

shirley-bee said...

Stunning! Love the bright pops of colour against the white.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow, Kim! This is FANTASTIC! I love it! I'm envious that you were able to get that die too! Been waiting for it to come back in stock as I can only pay shipping to Canada every once in a while....lol

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, please, Kims, no shooting! This card is sooo worth whatever contortions and cursing went into making it! LOOOOVE!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful use of negative die cuts! Worth all the trouble! I know that's easy for me to say!

Lesley said...

Wow, this is amazing Kim. Love the rainbow effect you created, totally worth the work! Thank you for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Planetsusie said...

Hi Kim - I saw this when I had read your blog re Bloglovin'. I am so pleased to have seen this, it really is a gorgeous design and definitely worthwhile glueing all those bits back in so I am keeping me gun in it's holster!!! I love the colours you have used - brilliant.

Hugs Sue Pxxx (UK)

Suzanne Russell said...

Love this festive card-great colors and the added flower die cut is just too cute!