September 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Kara!


I have a special card today for a sweet friend who is celebrating a birthday!  You probably already know Kara from the 12 Kits group, her Friday Inspiration File, and her beautiful creations on her blog, K and R Designs.  Some of Kara's friends organized a blog hop to wish her a wonderful day, so be sure to scroll down to see the full list of links.

For this card, I wanted to try my hand at a skewed panel, as they seem to be very popular at the moment.  I chose some festive paper from My Mind's Eye, cut it at an angle, and used a circle punch to make a negative space in one corner.

I knew I had to use a bird in my design, as Kara loves all things bird-related.  This one is from WPlus9.  I stamped the feet on the sentiment banner, then stamped the bird's body onto scrap white cardstock and cut it out to pop up in the negative space.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions), Mama Elephant (Soiree)
Ink:  Hero Arts (Ocean)
Tool:  circle punch
Other:  Michaels (sequins)

Here's the list of designers who have special posts today to wish Kara a happy birthday!


Tracey

Be sure to stop by and leave some love for Kara, too!

Have a great day!

25 comments:

Lynn said...

I love the skewed panel and the way you've placed the bird in the circle. Gorgeous card for Kara!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Christina! I love that sweet little bird! :-)

Jill Norwood said...

What a lovely birthday card for Kara! That little bird is adorable! And I love the look of your panel with the cut-out too! I need to try this! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina your chewed panel looks fabulous, and Kara will love your design--it's amazing.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful birthday card Christina! Love the sweet bird and the skewed banners. I'm sure Kara will love your design too!

Lindsay said...

Soooo fabulous Christina! I LOVE the skewed patterned paper panel and the circle cut out. What a great card!

Alanna said...

This is beautiful. I love the paper you used, the titled panel and the addition of the bird.

artful-notions said...

Well, your skewed panel is amazing! The bright happy flags sing 'happy'. Kara will love this! And that bird! Popped out perfectly! Love this layout!

Cathy Weber said...

You are so GOOD!!! Love this one... cute idea to skew the panel, something I haven't been brave enough to try. Kara is going to love this one!

Renee said...

She will love this beauty, Christina!
The skewed panel...
the bird...
everything about this is perfection! :)

Marisa said...

Great banner paper and love the cut out circle for the bird!

Jeanne J said...

Oh this is so fun and colorful and I love the cut out housing that sweet little bird!

Lisa said...

What a great design, Kara is going to love it!!

Kim Heggins said...

So fun! I love your sweet bird wishing Kara happy birthday!

Jean Martin said...

Such a fun card Christina! Love all the bright colors and fun design! :)

Joyce said...

What a fabulous design. I love your skewed focal point. Brilliant idea to cut a circle and perch a bird on that flag. Thanks for coming to the party for Kara.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, very fun and sweet card!

Sharron said...

Fabulous design! That patterned paper is perfect for the skewed panel. And I love that bird image. He's so adorable on the sentiment strip!

Kara said...

This is awesome!! Love the bird, of course!! The off set paper with the due cut circle is so fresh and fun!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Happy Dance said...

Really lovely card. That little bird is so sweet, and I love how you've "divided" him! Bev

Jacquie Southas said...

I adore the design/layout of your card!

Lindsey said...

Awesome! Love the angled panel and partial circle cutout.

Helen F. said...

Oh what a fun Birthday card for Kara! Love the banner and sweet bird image, Christina :)

Jackie said...

Oh wow, I love the angle of the patterned paper and the circular cut out!!! Fun card!

Kim S said...

What a fun layout! I love that bird perched in his little circle cut out!

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