A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

November 10, 2013

It's Christina's Birthday! ~ CTS#53; NBUS#71; PSP#98; STB

Happy Funday!

This is my third post in a row dedicated to a hop!!  I'm beginning to feel like Mrs. Peter Cottontail, how about you?!  But how fun it has been!  I have been inspired and then inspired some more!!

Today's special hop is dedicated to the birthday of bloggie friend, Christina. Happy Birthday, Christina, and many more!!  Christina is a phenomenal card artist whose blog is SeaGlass Papercrafts.  If you are not already familiar with her wonderful card art, you are in for a real treat when you go to visit and wish her blessings on her birthday!

For my inspiration, I used this very pretty card made by Christina on September 15th:

And this sketch designed by the sensational Chrissy Larson at the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:
Here is my card:


It's pretty straightforward.  I wanted to use more of that yummy patterned paper I used in yesterday's post for the Inspiration Crew hop.  The right corner wood-grain angle was achieved by using strips of Washi tape.  That tape is NBUS, as is the sediment.  I got a little graphical on my angles by laying on the little brown snippet of paper and liking it.  It wasn't even inventional.  Can you see the fussy-cut maple leaf under the button?  I cut it from the pattern on the other side of the paper.

I've used snippets on my card, so that means I can also play over at the fun Pixie's Snippets Playground!  And since it's a birthday card, especially a birthday card with texture, I can also enter the current Seize the Birthday challenge!  High fives all around!

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Here are the other ladies who are celebrating Christina's special day in a very talented way!  I hope you will hop through the following links and leave them some love, too!
 
Joyce - The COE (Chief Organizer Extraordinaire)
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*  
 
As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower!  Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor! 

 
 
*Life Is Too Short! 
 
Paper:  PTI white and dark chocolate;
  PP by Reminisce "Copper Leaf"
Stamp:  PTI "Birthday Bash Sentiments"
Ink:  PTI dark chocolate
Washi tape:  Freckled Fawn

60 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

What a lovely birthday card for Christina's special day! I love your take on the sketch with the extra angle! And wonderful use of the Washi tape too!

Dana said...

Fabulous!! Perfect fall birthday card!!

Christina said...

Darnell, what a wonderful surprise and a stunning card! Those fall colors and the woodgrain--I'm in love! My favorite detail is that extra strip of woodgrain tape above the angle, and of course your fussy cut leaf is amazing. Thank you so much for making my day extra special!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fabulous CASE, it would work well as a 'man card'. Beautiful! Hugs, Shirleyx

Kara said...

super cool!! love the leaf and woodgrain patterns!

cm said...

Beautiful and brilliant! You showcase that stunning paper with flair, framing it with the woodgrain washi tape. LOVE the angles! That Christine is deeply touched and delighted by this is yet more evidence of how amazing you are! Fab card by fabulous YOU!! Hugs~
c

Sammy said...

So, so gorgeous! What a fab card Darnell, and I LOVE the colours! x

Redanne said...

Another absolutely stunning card Darnell, love your use of washi tape, the wood looks so realistic. Hugs, Annie xx

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!

Gerrina said...

Love the fine fall colours and the design! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Viv's Visuals said...

This is lovely Darnell!

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful fall card for a birthday. The leaf and the leaf paper makes me want to jump right into that pile of leaves. Love the woodgrain accent.

Craft-E-Place said...

Brilliants cards.
Elaine

Bonnie said...

Another winner here! Love the way you've used the paper and Washi and that strip of brown and the twine make a great finish!

Sue said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Darnell! Those papers are simply scrumptuous.

Jackie said...

Hi Darnell! Your card is so very pretty & I do LOVE that sketch you used...very nice!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving such a wonderful comment...totally made my day :-)
Hugs & Love my new friend!!!!!

Marybeth said...

OHG! This is stunning! I agree with Bonnie another winner! I do feel like a bunny this week but I have lots of hopping to catch up on.

jimlynn said...

Triple WOW's!!! Stunningly beautiful! Love the way you did the washi and that fall paper is gorgeous. The dew drops are perfect on here. VERY pretty.
Lynn

Sue said...

This is stunning Darnell, such a great way to use the sketch. I love the papers and your fussy cut leaf looks amazing.
hugs Sue

Kim Heggins said...

oh my Darnell, this is simply amazing...really it is fabulous! I love how you used the Washi Tape and paired with those stunning leaves, amazing, truly amazing!!!!

Shannon J said...

You are just so thoughtful, Mrs. Cottontail! Beautiful card - I LOVE the leaf under the button - what a fab touch - it makes such a special card extra special!!

Carol L said...

Your card is simply autumn splendor! Gorgeous dsp, and I love the sharp angles! You're just hopping all over the place lately, and I'm having trouble trying to keep up with you! LOL

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! I love the DSP and washi you used.

mypapercraftworld said...

Another perfect showcase for that amazing DP, Darnell ... I love the detailing of the trimmed out leaf under the button! Anita :)

Bobby said...

What's not to love about this card. It has autumn leaves, wood grain, fussy cutting and enamel dots. Plus it was all put together for a special friend. It's fabulous!

Sue - said...

Another lovely card Darnell. Love that autumn paper. x Sue

Laurie Unger said...

Great take on the sketch - I looked at it and pondered Hmmm....still waiting for inspiration to strike! Your card is fab!

Nan G said...

Fabulous! Love the angles and that snippet of brown really sets the angles! I'm looking wondering did she just draw around that leaf or is cut and layered? :) kind of a ghost playing with ya...love it!

Karen B said...

Amazing angular card Dippy - love the contrast between the patterned paper and the woodgrain. Gorgeous bit of fussy cutting, very subtle....agree with Nan G; at first I thought you'd drawn round the maple leaf - brilliant.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Kim M said...

Fantastic card, Darnell! Love that paper! :-)

Colleen said...

Is this broken record? Wonderful, awesome, stunning...okay Darnell, you have done it again! What a great sketch and birthday card! Thank you for linking up to Seize the Birthday!

Joyce said...

So happy that you are hopping with us today, Ms. Peter Cottontail. Your card is just fabby. How fun that you cased Christina. I love to case her, too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell what a beautiful card and CASE of Christina, so happy you joined the hop and i see Christina loves her card.

Jeanne J said...

Darnell how smart to CASE Miss Christina and really wonderful fall card - you captured the look and feel of a walk though the woods beautifully - perfect for a fall birthday girl!!

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely Autumn card!

Sharron said...

Fantastic! LOVE the leaf paper and the woodgrain--so gorgeous! Your fussy cut leaf & button make a perfect accent.

Lisa said...

Darnell this is FABulous, love the design and the trio of gems!!

Helen F. said...

Such a beautiful Fall inspired Birthday card for Christina! Love this leafy piece, Darnell :)

Geri said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous Darnell! The fussy cut leaf under the sweet tied button - beautiful touch! I agree, the thin strip of brown packs a big old graphic punch to the design, and the angled sentiment with the three pretty glass type beads is sensational!

Stunning creation!!!

Karren said...

Stunning, rich and vibrant card! Gorgeous!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous cards, my favorite is with sun flower
hugs Tamara

Di said...

You did it again Darnell - fabulous card! Love the design and the colours are perfect. Clever girl!

Hugs, Di xx

Chris D. said...

I. Love. This. Card!!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is lovely, Darnell! Fabulous take on the sketch!

Greta said...

Great use of the sketch, Darnell! This would work great for a Thanksgiving card, too--thanks for the inspiration!

Betty J. said...

What a cool autumn birthday card. Love the woodgrain paper. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

maria f. said...

Oohhh, cool. That paper rocks.

Quip1320 said...

You really rocked this sketch! What a great card! I love everything about it!

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous papers and fabulous design Dolly! Love the colors! Lolly xx

KayM said...

Oh wow!! THis is quite stunning Darnell!! That paper is lovely!! Love the leaf with the button and string too! Beautiful birthday card!!

MaryH said...

This is a terrific sketch and I adore that leafy fall paper. Wonderful with your wood tone washi...I'm loving the angles on this one, and you chose wonderful papers to emphasize the sketch. Yep, caught that beautiful maple leaf under the button bow. The white top made the other papers just sing. TFS & Hugs

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous birthday card, Darnell ... love the papers and colours and the dew drops are just perfect too - love it. Beautifully placed maple leaf and button/bow. Elizabeth xx

Pia S said...

I think this is a fabulous design and I love the mix of patterns of wood grain and leaves!

Joni nina Andaya said...

AMAZING!!!

Jean said...

Love the patterned paper ~ a perfect fall birthday card!

Alison Barclay said...

Gorgeous card. Love the autumnal look and the funky birthday sentiment font. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. Xx

Renee said...

Of course I'm late...
as always because well...
it's what I do! :)
But a fabulous Birthday wish for Christina...
wish I know she happens to love ! :)

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card with fabulous papers!

Kim S said...

That simple little snippet of woodgrain really adds to the basic sketch!

Glenda J said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!