Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sweet 16



Here's a cute birthday card that I hope is perfect for a teenage girl's 16th birthday. It is a 5"x5" card. I used some light green patterned cardstock, the I believe is from the Nana's Kitchen stack by DCWV (I'm not positive on that though). All the plain colored cardstock is just from my stash. The blue strip is 5"x3 1/2," and I punched the top and bottom with an EK Success border punch. I then embossed it with the Spots and Dots embossing folder. The circle was cut at 4" using George and Basic shapes. I embossed it with the Happy Birthday embossing folder. The car was cut from Sweethearts at 2 1/2." I used my Gypsy to hide the cuts of the people's head in the car and the heart on the license plate. I cut the bumper and the license plate out of pink cardstock and then embossed them using the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Iused some flat-backed gems for the rear lights. For the rear window I used a piece of light green cardstock and used the Cracked Glass Technique on it. The circle tag is from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and is cut at 1 /4," using the shadow feature for the pink and normal for the yellow. I stamped the 16 on the tag and tied a white ribbon through the hole of the tag. I used a large gem flower in the upper right corner and used some yellow Stickles for the flower's center. I pop-dotted the car, tag and flower. I finished off the front of the card with some white flat-backed pearls. The inside of the card is layered with pink and yellow cardstock and I added a flower gem and some flat-backed pearls to tie it to the front of the card.
The card was made for many challenges, here they are:
Card Patterns: sketch #81
Crafty Creations: transportation
Color Throwdown: tempting turquoise, melon mambo, pear pizzazz, daffodil delight
Cuttlebug Challenge: birthday card with at least two layers
Just Us Girls: cracked glass technique

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous sweet16 card!! Great job creating the rear window with that technique! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations challenges!!
    smiles,Deena

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  2. Cute card - and great embossing!!! Love this little car! Perfect for our transportation challenge at Crafty Creations!
    Melissa

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  3. Oh my gosh and perfect for Paper Cutz - still love this :)
    Melissa

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  4. Great card! I love the retro vibe with the bright colours and funky car! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,

    Anthea.

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  5. CUTE for a 16th B-day! Let's hope it's not jinxing her and her future driving!!! JK!

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  6. Very cute. I like your different embossed textures and die cuts.

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  7. Love it for a 16th birthday. It is perfect. Thank you for playing along on Cuttlebug Challenge

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  8. PERFECT sweet 16 birthday card. My best friend wanted a VW bug SO much! haha. That car always makes me think of one. Thank you so much for playing in the Cuttlebug Challenge this week! Really fabulous job.

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  9. Great 16th birthday card. Love how you put the 16 on a tag. Thanks for playing along at PCC.

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  10. This is a fantastic 16th birthday card!! Great job on the cracked glass technique:)

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  11. How sweet. Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz.

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  12. Very cute! I love the way you mixed all the different textures!

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  13. Love the circular tag. Really nice

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  14. Pretty card! Love how you put the cracked glass in the back window of the bug. Wonderful take on the cracked glass technique and thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  15. So cute. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

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  16. Oh Paula this is so adorable! Glad you could join us at Card Patterns.

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