Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Birthday #3

Greetings!  Well here we are with Birthday Card number 3...if your wondering about number 2' well that was my birthday so I obviously did not make myself a card!  My husband did give me a lovely card from the store with some beautiful sentiments!  I will say that is the one think I miss about making my own cards, some of the wordy poem type Sentiments have become really good and meaningful in regards to expressing how you feel about your relationship, Marriage in particular.  Anyhow they can't match the "from the heart" of a homemade creation!

This card is for my daughter Megan's 15th Birthday.  I can't believe we are almost halfway through adolescence...woo hoo!  I'm still alive!  

This card was inspired by Mynettes Technique Tuesday challenge called "Faux Tile,". Her challenges are monthly so there's plenty of time to join in, and the technique is super easy and really creates a great impact.  For my card I started with a Dyan Reavely's stamp of the face.  I created a mask for it and began layering the dandelion stamp with pink and purple inks.  I also stamped a yellow piece of cardstock and cut it out and parsed it.  The masked was used once more to lay a stencil down to create the brick wall using Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I then cut my "tiles", inked the edges with Iced Spruce Distress ink and then glued them back down onto a grayish purple card stock and then matted it on black cardstock and then a 5x7 card that I sprayed the top of with pinks and purple spray ink.  

I added a dress form cut from fuchsia cardstock with black accents and a black satin bow.  Finally the sentiment, which is for a birthday but also reminiscent of the dandelion you blow on to make a wish.

This card is perfect for my daughter who is colorful, unique, beautiful, fashion conscious and one of a kind!  I LOVE YOU MEGAN!

Here is the inside:

Here is the card made by Mynette:

Isn't that beautiful? To enter your own "faux" tile card click the link below

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: #81 Sentimentally yours
   -let's get inky
 "Time in a bottle" song as inspiration....this card is for my daughter, at times I wish I could 
Stop time in a bottle and stop her from growing up and hitting the next birthday!  The sentiment
Also holds true, I want her to continue wishing, dreaming and never giving up on her 
Dreams :)

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday season and a 
Very Merry Christmas!


  1. Adrienne, what a fabulous card!The image is so creative and you have used some awesome colours too. Gorgeous work with thefaux tile technique!Your daughter is going to love it. I'm excited that you played along with us at Technique Tuesday this month.I hope you have a very Merry Christmas too.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  2. Danke, dass du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
    Viele Grüße Doreen EAC-Team

  3. This is absolutely amazing!!! I love your use of bold colors and images. Just a super fun creation! Thank you soooo much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! We love having you play along and hope to see you again soon! Hugs!!! :)

  4. What a wonderful faux tile card! I bet your daughter will fall in love with it (even though she is 15 and probably hates everything lol). Fantastic tiling, bricking, and masking! Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday!

  5. Wonderful card, its a fantastic tile effect. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  6. Great card for a teenager! And belated birthday wishes for you! Thanks for joining us over at TIOT Get Inky Challenge! Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  7. Gorgeous card!!! LOVE all those images and colors ~ Amazing creation! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Technique Tuesday!

  8. Love love love this card!!The colors and images are fantastic! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday! I would love to put it on our Facebook page-is that ok?

  9. Katy,
    Thank you for your kind comments. I would be honored to have Technique Tuesday post my card on Facebook! Be sure to send me a link so I can join your page ;)

  10. Lovely technique, great image and colours - what a great card and so very individual, just like your daughter I bet. Thanks you for joining us at Try it On Tuesday. Cindy

  11. Hi Adrienne!
    I hope this works:

    The name of the facepage is Technique Tuesday. Thank you so much. Your beautiful card is one there! :)

  12. Hi Adrienne, Happy Christmas! What a fantastic card! And a great way to use the technique - really hope your daughter loved it!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday this month for our Faux Tile challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you again for the next challenge Karen(P) Technique Tuesday Crew