Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Hi friends!

Another birthday card to share with you .

I wanted to keep the sentiment as the focal point of my card so have stamped and embossed it with black embossing powder. The frame  is a cameo cut file  and the  beautiful background paper is from DCWV. The background paper being already embossed, I didn't feel like adding anything to my card and just tied a yellow ribbon behind the sentiment for color.
One thing I came across was that I brushed a little bit of  corn flour/cornstarch on the paper and then wiped  it off  before embossing the sentiment. This really helped in a much cleaner embossing. Thought I share this with you :)
Entering my card into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Happy Birthday-Sentiments only.
Craft Your Passion: Add some Embossing.
Seize the Birthday: (went with anything goes with Birthday )
ThePaperShelterChallengeBlog: Use 2 colors (BLack & Yellow)
CraftyRibbonChallenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon.
Inkspirational Anything Goes.


  1. What an elegant card. Thanks for joining our Frame It Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  2. That is a very nice way to make the sentiment the focal point! I like the embossed message, the lacy frame around the sentiment panel and the pop of color with your ribbon. Thank you Zubaida, for sharing your project in the “Add Some Embossing” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
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  3. Fabulous image and a clever use of two colours. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. This is so elegant and beautiful!! The sentiment is so pretty...I love how you framed it!! Gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Beautiful card with beautiful PP and beautiful sentiment.. :)

  6. Classic elegance comes to mind. Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

  7. That's a beautiful sentiment and I love your background and colors. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges!

  8. Having that beautiful sentiment be the focus of the card is perfect and you did everything to keep it that way...the splash of color behind it draws your eye to the sentiment and the lovely pattern paper just brings it all in together. Thank you for sharing it on Seize the Birthday!

  9. So elegant and beautiful ! Congrats on being top3 at sentimental Sundays last challenge !

  10. Lovely frame on this elegant card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

  11. that looks amazing :)
    Thanks for participating in CYP challenge!

    Craft Your Passion DT

  12. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along with our 2 colour challenge at The Paper Shelter.

  13. oooh Zubaida! This is so very gorgeous! I love that added yellow! I am so glad you could join us at Sentimental Sundays for our Birthday challenge! Good luck!

  14. lovely card, thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Crafty Ribbons,
    Kate x

  15. What a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Delightful Challenges DT