When I see this card I think "ferris wheel," which is a little bit close to what I originally had in mind because of the fact ferris wheel rides go up in the air. You see, originally I was thinking of making a card using kites or hot air balloons, but then I saw this image in my container which houses flying objects:
Papertrey Ink set called "Baby Button Bits."
Hey, don't look at me! You know I separate my stamp sets and at some point I forgot this little booger was sposed to be a pea pod to hold three peas signalfying two parents and a new baby. I mean, it looked like a blimp to me (even though I did wonder why a blimp would have vines around the fin tail?!) Whatever, I filed it with my flying things. She says, shrugging her shoulders.
ANYway, I used it to make an Ardythesque graphic rainbow-colored ferris-wheel birthday card! I thought the addition of a sediment would ruin the design, so I left it alone.
Happy Birthday, Ardy, and many, many more!!
Over at Shopping Our Stash #153 we are to stamp our own background and I sure did that so I'm linking my card in this fun challenge!
My second bloggy friend celebrating a birthday today is Mary of the bright and beautiful Carolina Cards by Mary H. Mary's special occasion today gives me the opportunity to copyliment her and make her a DJKASE of one of her cards as a tribute and a thank you to her for following me and supporting me!
Actually, the main focus pocus of Mary's card came about because of a RAK that I received from her a while back. She very kindly gifted me with some incredible images from Nicecrane Designs, so I used one of the images to make her card!
If you know Mary, or you visit her blog, you will see she makes stunning cards with her images ornately framed and often flourished. I made the mistake of matting the print image for Mary's card in a plain rectangle mat before I thought to find a specific card of Mary's to DJKASE. Oopsles! (You might say I sorta got the card in front of the horse!) So I had to look a ways back on Mary's blog to find a card she had made with a simple matting. You can find it here.
I used snippets for my matting so I'm popping over to join the girls at Pixie's Snippets Playground. I didn't use an impressive amount of snippets, but the girls at Pixie's know Mary and I know they would like to know or be reminded that her birthday is today!
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