Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Valentine-Birthday Card for My Sister, and My Challenge Entry

My sister's birthday is tomorrow, on Valentine's Day!  So today, all of the family went out to dinner at a very nice restaurant to celebrate.  Great day.  Here's the card I made for her. 

I'm also entering this into Karen's-Kakes-Krafts Challenge.  She has two (yes, two) great prizes to give away!  Here's the link to her site, so please check it out.

I used a deep red cardstock to make this 5x7 card.  The rose background paper is from DCWV Love & Wedding 8x8 "scrapbook in a kit stack."  I cut the heart from Sweethearts cartridge at 4" (or maybe 3-3/4").  Well, first I printed the sentiment on white cardstock from my computer, and after several attempts, was able to fit the wording on the right hand side of the heart where I wanted it.  Originally I tried the "center point" function and it worked great, but I didn't want the sentiment in the middle, so I wound up tracing the heart around the sentiment and cutting it out by hand.  The reason this worked is because the heart is placed between a blackout base and the flourish that goes on top so all the edges are hidden.  I recently discovered this font, it's called Fiolex Girls.  I love it!

The cake is cut at 2" from Stretch Your Imagination.  The picture doesn't show this well, but the cake is actually pink on top, the middle is a metallic cream colored paper, and the plate is white.  I also used the cream colored paper as a border on the heart so it would contrast better on the rose paper.  Used ribbon for a finishing touch, and some gemstones.  Inside the card, I stamped the sentiment on pink cardstock, used a Fiskars corner punch with a heart design, and punched a few hearts from the same paper I used for the flourish (it was a scrap I had from Bo Bunny). 

I was happy with the way it turned out.  Hope you like it, too!  Thanks for looking.


  1. Your card was gorgeous!!! I know your sister just loved it...Great job! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today.

  2. So sweet! What a great day to have a birthday! The heart turned out great!

  3. Beautiful card! Your sister is lucky to have you!

  4. Love your card, its beautiful.

  5. That is really cool you were able to get the sentiment to fit like that! I'm sure it was a lot of work, but the end result is fantastic :)

  6. Fabulous card Pat!!! Love that yummy cake:)

  7. This is a beautiful card Your sister loved it i bet. I wish i would've seen this early enough to make it for my sister. Very nice!!


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