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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Meg


I made this card for my dear friend Meg who will be turning 39 again.    I used my favorite digital paper from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Uptown Houndstooth, I will never tire of this classic design.   The classic image is a freebie I found a long time ago from Art Freebies.  I used the sketch from Card Positioning Systems as my inspiration, I hope it's OK I added the sentiment.    
I'm not sure if you can see it, I have a border of black diamond Stickles running outside the houndstooth paper.  I never would have bought black Stickles  alone, it was part of an 8 piece set I bought before Christmas.  But now that I have it I love it.  I always do this, I photograph my card and then I see something is missing, of course it only shows up in the photo, never while it's on my desk, never before it's all glued down.  I realised I needed another layer, like I should have mounted a sheet of black cardstock underneath.  It's all glued down but I can add a line of black Stickles!  Many a card has been rescued from mediocrity with my black (magic
) diamond Stickles.  

Stop by Lindsay's blog The Frugal Crafter on Friday for a wrap up of  this and all the design team's work. 
Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
I am entering this into the following challenge:
Card Positioning Systems - Sketch
Dezinaworld - Tiny candles 
Card Makin Mama's - Birthday 
If the shoe fits scrap it - Birthdays  
Scrap Creations - Birthday 
Spoonful of Sugar - Birthday wishes

20 comments:

  1. This paper is so perfect with this image and the black Stickles might even be better than a layer of paper because of the bling factor...Gotta love when stuff works out :) Great vintage card!

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  2. Lovely card. very elegant, and Stickles are very useful, I love to use them, too!

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  3. I love the doily/vintage image/uptown houndstooth combo! Awesome card!

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  4. Hi Diane - it's hard to believe that paper is digital because it is super gorgeous - I love houndstooth! This card is lovely and the image works perfectly - vintage exemplified!

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  5. Oh, Diane, sooo glad to know I'm not the only one who photographs and then sees "mistakes" I've made! Guess I should learn to photograph before I glue it all down tight! Great though when it's an easy fix and maybe you'd like the Stickles better than a paper layer anyway! Darling card for your "young" friend -- LOL!!!

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  6. oh hun,she will totally love this,
    brilliant iamge,hus cheryl xxxx

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  7. Terrific card Diane, love the image and design. Annette x

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  8. This is a great card! I love your use of the hounds tooth paper.

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  9. Love it. LOve the houndstooth with that doily and that image. Looks great..... gotta try that. :-)

    hugs

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  10. Wonderful card!! Love the houndstooth too!
    Pam

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  11. Love your OH! so vintage card :)

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  12. Luv houndstooth too! Great card and luv the image.

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  13. Meg will love her #39 card! Fabulous card and I love that image, so perfect for a birthday!

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  14. Diane, you gotta love a friend who enjoys being stuck on 39!! Great card to celebrate with!

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  15. fabulous pop-art card! love the red and black! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

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  16. This card is great! Great retro look! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

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  17. Love that retro style! Thanks for sharing with Card makin Mamas!

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  18. Ohhh this is fab, what a beautiful card.
    thank you so much for joining in the Dezinaworld spot prize challenge. I am so sorry for the delay and will be sorting out a winner today
    take care for now
    June

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