July 19, 2010

B-day card for the Caardvarks Challenge

Hi, there!
 This morning, I made this birthday card to join the current challenge over at the Caardvarks.
*They showed us so many sweet designed cards by DT members. I hope this qualifies to entry.

Here is my card, 'happy birthday'.

 The fact that I needed a birthday card soon. I could finish this one since I noticed the challenge at the Caarvarks this morning. Thank you for the Caadvarks! :)

 The bird staying up all night caught the worm??? Haha.I stayed up all night yesterday.
 For the infant children or other school age children.
 'The early bird catches the worm.' is a correct saying.

* I have a favor to ask of you, English native speakers.  If I mistook to write the saying, please tell me about it. Thank you.)
UPDATED: July 25th, 2010
My question above was solved by a lovely lady (her blog) on Jul. 20th.
Thanks so much, Heather!!! :) - I almost forgot to update this post till today... I'm sorry!

 I choose the color combo for the coloring on the stamped part, because the receiver loves mauve colors.
And I'm going to send this to one of my German friends tomorrow.
This spring, actually I sent this Cling Floral Garden stamp to her. Made this one as one of the samples, though this is not a good one, I know.

 After stamped the cling stamp with Ranger distress inks Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velbet first, put the Perfect Pearls Rust slightly on it with a brush. Drew the line of the flower petals with opaque Bronze color marker. And then I added the colors of Distress inks -See my surpplies I listed below, please.- (I used the Distress inks as water colors.) And again, I put the Perfect Pearls Rust slightly on it with a brush.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts Old french Writing / H2365
Hero Arts Cling Floral Garden  / CG107
Hero Arts Sparkle Clear Happy Greetings / CL180

SEI CS, Bazzil Basics CS, watercolor paper
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black
Ranger Distree Ink / Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velbet, Broken China, Antique Linen,
            Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Perfect Pearls / Rust, Stickles / Platinum, Fruite Punch
Hero Arts Accent Pearls, Opaque marker Bronze, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! :)
Have a beautiful week!


  1. So glad to see you back crafting Tomo. This is a really lovely card. Love the delicate colours combined. And the white flourish on the base card looks stunning.

  2. those colors are gorgeous! beautiful card, Tomo!

  3. Yes Tomo you've got the expression right - the early bird catches the worm. But as you say it looks like by staying up at night that you caught the worm lol!

    Gorgeous card Tomo! The central panel looks amazing. I love the beautiful colours and sheer ribbon. Thanks for explaining your techniques!

  4. Love your card! The colors are so rich.

  5. The color combo is soo lovely Tomo and love that bow too...GREAT CARD as always....Love this card too...hugs, Monika

  6. Wow Tomo this is so elegant and the soft colors are so heart warming. Love the muted effect so much. Hope all is good with you.Hugs,Kathy

  7. Hi! Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments! =)

    And special thanks to Heather to help solving my question about the paragraph in this post. :)

    Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!

  8. Hi Tomoh, so good to see your creation again. Love this card.. So beautiful.

  9. Love this birthday card! You have such a amazing sense of design and colors! This card really shows your true talent!!


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