Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Trendy Birthday

A warm hello during this freeze that's hit so much of the US. Hope everyone is safe and keeping warm. I haven't stepped outside for several days except to peek out once a day to check mailbox. But a small heat wave is on the way....upper 20s and 30s.  LOL

I have a friend whose birthday is coming up and I made this card for her. I started out with cherry red card stock for the base. For the white layer I used Spellbinder's 5x7 Detailed Scallops die. Instead of leaving that layer plain in the center, I added a panel which was embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. 

Using the Memory Box Happy Birthday Extravaganza die, I cut the birthday greeting in cherry red card stock and adhered it to the embossed dotted swiss layer. The pump was cut from a Memory Box Platform Pumps die and popped on with dimensionals.

For the inside of the card..............

I stamped the 3 dress form stands using GKD's Friendship Like Ours stamp set in dark red ink. The inside message was computer generated. And the shoe is the other half of the Memory Box Platform Pumps die which I popped on with dimensionals.

Hope you enjoyed this post and my card. Thanks for stopping by and please stop by often to see my cards. Have a great day!

This card was entered in the following challenge(s);
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #117 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #56  -  Anything Goes
TTCRD  - Jan 27-Feb 4, 2014  - Anything Goes
The Outlawz - GCC0127 - Anything Goes 
Sister Act  -  Challenge #41 - Anything Goes 
MFP Speedy TV - Simple Salutations #82


Stampsnob said...

I love this card it is so cheerful........Lis MFP

Sharon Underwood said...

This card is tremendous! Love the rectangle die you used -- so elegant! And that shoe die...well, what can I say, but AWESOME! The Swiss Dots in the center of your card look perfect!

Vickie Y said...

Gorgeous birthday card; love the red and white color combination. Thank you for sharing your card on the MFP Simple Salutations Flower theme challenge.

Gayle said...

The inside is as good as the outside.
Wonderful card.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Red and white are perfect but your die cuts and sentiment are outstanding. Then there is the inside. WOW! I enjoyed seeing your lovely art today and thank you for sharing it with us.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Barbara said...

How on earth did I miss your blog! Just saw this gorgeous card over on StampTV and decided to leave my comment here. Love this card and Love that Memory Box Birthday die. Beautifully done Olga. I signed up to receive your emails and am following you too. I have always loved your gorgeous work.

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us in this week's challenge. I hope you will stop by again soon.
Word Art Wednesday
John 3:16

Susan Sieracki said...

This is a beautiful CAS card Olga. I love the shoe, both on the front and inside. Just wonderful!

steph said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Simple Salutations.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I just love your card - so elegant and I will just have to get that pump shoe die. Thanks for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and great colors. Nice die for the frame too.

Janeen said...

super great. i have always wondered how a person would use a single shoe die. thanks for the inspiration.