Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sweet Sixteen

Happy Birthday Maggie!

I find orange the most difficult color to work with but green and orange are Maggie’s favorite colors and it was her special day.

I cut my green card stock to size then punched a lacy lower edge. Next I stamped the little fern with versa mark and embossed with Sparkle EP for a subtle background. I adhered this to a bit of orange DP then topped with a bit of lace, and adhered it to my card base. A bow topped with a flower and a half pearl with a sentiment printed with Word then cut by hand and tucked under the flower finished it off.  I stamped two dragonflies on velum again with versa mark and embossed with Sparkle EP. I fussy cut them, colored the body with a marker and lightly dusted the back of the wings with chalk. I made the antennas with some wire glued it between the two dragonflies and mounted it on the card. I am pleased with the results, what do you think?

‘Cheap Trick’ for today.  If you don't have a stamp use Word to print your sentiments. There are lots of wonderful fonts you can download off the web for free. This one is called Baroque Script from:
Have an Amazing Day!


  1. Absolutely beautiful Bernie - I'm sure Maggie will just love this card. So glad you said where the font came from as I was going to ask you in this comment! I do love your 'Cheap Tricks' in your postings - keep 'em coming! Off to go look at the fonts link now - thanks! Hugs, Di xxx

  2. This is lovely, really pretty and I love the colours too, always good to set yourself a challenge I think! I use Word all the time and have loads of free fonts too, as you say, it's a great way of using up paper scraps and saves a fortune on all of those sentiment stamps.



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