Wednesday, June 5, 2019

GDP192 - Case the Designer!

My baby, Alex, turned 24 today.  Later today we are having a birthday celebration with a cookie cake and her favorite thing to eat - Poppyseed Chicken.  I realized this morning that I had not yet made a card, so I made one up really fast using the GDP192 Case the Designer Challenge as my inspiration.  This pretty card by Charlet Mallett was the perfect thing to get me started.
I had limited time this morning before work plus I had to cook the chicken for the poppyseed chicken tonight as well.
No time to color so I slapped down some aluminum foil and swiped my yellow, pink, and green inks on it.  Next, I splashed on some water with my fingers and dipped my paper into the inks.  I dried the paper with a heat gun and stamped the flowers from SU! Tea Together.  Next, I stamped the teacup, fussy cut it, and then sponged around it with some brown (this is my vintage daughter).  I cut out the flowers and arranged them on the teacup. 

The card was looking plain so I painted on some pink stripes using the leftover ink on my aluminum foil.  Allie loves bling so I added some silver glitter glitter to the flowers and the bottom of the cup.  I also added a few butterflies from the SU! Enjoy Life set to fill in my blank pink banner.

The sentiment is from SU! Tasty Trucks.  I cut a few little triangles from my inked up paper and made a banner to go under the sentiment. 

Should be a fun night!  I bought Allie part of an old rural post office.  It is the part of the post office that has the slots where they placed the mail and it still has some of the names visible. To make it even better, it is a town she loves.  She is so excited! 




  1. Nancy love the flowers the colours are so soft :) great layout with all the flowers and those cute butterflies.
    Bye the way poppy seed chicken sounds yummy.

  2. a gorgeous card for your daughter Nancy....and such a wonderful present...I hope you all had a lovely time on her birthday....xxxx

  3. What a great technique for coloring your flowers and teacup Nancy! I'm sure your daughter will love this as well as her special gift!

  4. You must have been very busy on your daughter's birthday to finish this pretty card, plan a meal and get her a great gift she'll love! I'm sure you both had a great celebration!

  5. You surely had a busy morning and a very talented one at that. What you have turned out is a super work of shabby chic. I love the flowers and the teacup. The background looks awesome and so does all the sponging. JUST TOO GOOD. Lucky Alex and happy birthday to her.

  6. A beautiful card Nancy, a lovely vintage design - I love the way you have added colour to your flowers.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob