Monday, 7 March 2011

Birthday Embrace

In complete contast to yesterday's ultra simple one layer cards, I've used loads of layers and papers on this one. The adorable image is 'Embrace' by Penny Black, which I coloured with watercolour pencils to match the 'Quite Contrary' papers by My Mind's Eye. I added a Cuddly Buddly sentiment, a couple of paper flowers, some organza ribbon, and used my EK Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch on the strip across the middle.


This is actually an easel card...I used more of the MME papers on the bottom part, and a sentiment from the CCSR set by Papermania, leaving room to write my message...here's a view from the side:


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17 comments:

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable card Helen.
luv
Debby

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card Helen. Love the cute image and your colour combo.

Have a lovely day!

Diane xx

Squirrel x said...

Superb hun, such pretty papers, and I love that Ellie Sxx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is absolutely beautiful Helen, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Samantha said...

love this image! sooo cute! love your soft tones for this card too! hugs Samantha :0)

Dot said...

This birthday card is so cute;sweet image and beautiful colours.
hugs Dorte

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, such a sweet image and the pretty pastel papers look lovely. Great layout too.
Lyndsey xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super cute what an adorable image and wonderfully coloured. Thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoxo

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is soooo pretty Helen, adore the little ellie and gorgeous papers too :)
Kelly.x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Donna,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is adorable! Love the spring colors! Thank You so much for joining us at dutch dare this week

Dori said...

A very sweet card! Love the pretty flowered paper.

kath said...

adorable and sweet easel card helen......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Pauline C said...

Extremely pretty Helen - one of my fave adorable PB iamges and again beuatiful papers. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Hugs
pauline x

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwwwww, absolutely adorable!

NGCARDS said...

Oh this is brilliant! Thanks for joining in this week at PBSC! xxx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is sooo ADORABLE!!