Happy Birthday Merry!! – Special Blog Hop!!!

By Taheerah | 22nd May 2011 | 17 Comments

Hey everyone!

I’ve not posted in ages, but what better comeback than this! I’m organising a very special Blog Hop to wish my dear friend Merry a very Happy Birthday. Merry has become one of my dearest Forum Friends and I love her dearly – and I couldn’t think of a better way to bring some cheer to her day than to get other Forum Friends to join in on the fun!

So, here’s my card to you, Sweetie, I hope you like it!! I’ll be popping it in the post for you soon!! 

I wanted to go for something really bright and cheery, just like our friendship! :o) I’m really thrilled with how this turned out, and I hope you like it too!

I started with a Harvest Gold card base. The main panel is Lemon Tart cardstock, onto which I stamped Background Basics: Newsprint (Merry is a journalist loves this set!) using CTMH Buttercup ink, adding a couple of divider stripes using Distressed Stripes. I then overstamped this with Dot Spot using Hibiscus Burst and Berry Sortbet inks. I edged the panel with Hibiscus Burst ink and then ran over it with the VintageTouch Chamomile ink cube to soften it.

The die cut the sentiment panel from Spring Rain cardstock using the Ad Sense die. I stamped the frame with Versamark ink and stamped the custom sentiment, making it up from Ad Sense, Cupcake Collection and Modern Basics using Versafine Onyx Black. The starburst was die cut from Simply Chartreuse cardstock using the other Ad Sense Die then stamped with a stamp from the corresponding set. I added the starburst stamp from Ad Sense to both panels using Versafine ink and offset them with tiny pink rhinestones.

I then stamped the cupcake liner and frosting stamps from Cupcake Collection, the liner onto Happy Spots patterned paper and the frosting onto Hibiscus Burst cardstock which was then stamped with the gingham stamp from Bitty Background Blocks using Berry Sorbet ink. Both were hand cut out. I added some spray adhesive to the frosting and sprinkled it with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter then added a tiny flower stamped from Background Basics: Botanicals using CTMH Buttercup, cut that out and adhered a pink rhinestone to it.

Once all that was done the card was assembled using Pinflair Glue Gel, with varying depths between the layers, and then offset with some clear rhinestones. 

So I hope you like this card Merry, and to everyone, be sure to join in on the Hop and the fun on the Stamping Talk forum!! I’d love to hear what you think of this card, thank you all for stopping by!!

17 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Merry!! – Special Blog Hop!!!”

  1. Look at all those yummy colors. 🙂 I'm craving ice cream now, thanks to you! 😉 Beautiful card and that background is dazzling!

  2. Oh this is absolutely superb!!! I love the layering you do with your stamped images. Subtle yet distinct. The colors are beautiful together. Love the Ad sense label too.

    Merry is very lucky to have such a great friendship with you! xo

  3. Your card is gorgeous, T! I love the colors and design. I'm sure Merry loves this card as much as this special birthday blog hop you organized for her. You're a wonderful friend!

    xoxo

  4. Mmmm that cupcake looks delicious, T! I'm totally diggin' that amazing background you've stamped – looks awesome!
    I just know Merry will love and appreciate what you've done for her!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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