Sunday, February 18, 2024

Sending Birthday Love

 Hello again!
Hope everyone's getting ready for a great week ahead.
I'm sharing a birthday card for my card stash that is full of hearts and love.
I planned at first only to follow the sketch, but ended up making a pretty good guy card for one of my male relatives. Or female. It just strikes me more as a guy card for a loved one.

Supplies Used:
Recollections and KI Memories card stock
Wasusau Rocket Red paper
Avery Elle and MFT patterned papers
Avery Elle and Happy Little Stampers sentiment stamps
Versamark and Versafine Clair inks
Ranger Gold Detail embossing powder
Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn banner flag dies
DoCrafts X-Cut balloons and strings dies
Elizabeth Crafts candle dies
Gold and red glitter markers
Heart punch

I used the current sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments for my A7 card layout design.

At this angle you can see well the candle flames and the gold-embossed sentiment.

Back of card papered and inside a Clearly Besotted stamped sentiment.

Final view.
With the colors, this actually turned out more masculine than feminine to my mind.
I'll probably keep it for a guy card as we have many in the family.
Thanks for the visit and enjoy your night.

The Candlelight Processional
Sending LOVE to a friend


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Outstanding work, Aimes! I love everything, those darling hearts, colours and paper. This sings happy birthday! Great sketch for the hearts! -- Bethie

My name is Erika. said...

That is a fantastic birthday card Aimeslee. The colors say celebrate to me, and what are birthdays without love (your hearts), candles and balloons too? Nicely done. Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT. And I will mention that I know my Harry Potter journal is a bit of fun over the top, but it's good to have a little magic in my art every now and again. And no, I didn't start it before I left. The 3 ring binder style means I can work on many pages at the same general time because I can start a new one when one is drying. Plus it has been nice to get a travel journal done quickly too, and the stickers definitely help that. And you certainly have had some temperature swings. It's chilly again today, but looks like a slight warm up as the week goes on. Have a great start to the new week. hugs-Erika

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is wonderful, bright and cheery, with a lovely heart background and colourful elements. Love it Aimes. With both my hats on I'll say - Thank you so much for joining us in our Use a Valentine/Heart challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Jolanda Johnstone said...

What a delightfully fin and bright birthday card, Aimeslee. Thank you for joining us at HSS this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Jolanda Johnstone said...

Aimeslee, we meet again. Glad you shared this card with us over a Cardz 4 Guyz too! Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Heather said...

Dang, this is SO adorable! I love this happy, love-filled card - perfect tiny details! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Mia said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our hearts and/or flowers challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Pamela said...

we always love your creation with us at C4Guyz and this one is just as wonderful. Love it

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous card and great colours, i think men and women would like it! Hugs, Valerie

Stampin Expressions said...

Oh my goodness I love this card! So cute how you used the 3 candles for the sketch strips. This card is just a party waiting to happen. Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Heather said...

And thanks for playing at Make My Monday, too!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous,bright and happy card, love the die cuts..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..


Donna Walls said...

I agree, this makes a great guy birthday card but could also be lovely for a fun loving gal. Great work Aimes, Thanks for playing along at the Inspiration Station Challenge. We hope you'll share again soon.
Donna xx

Makira said...

💙💙💙 this! Such fun colors! I would never think of hearts as a background for a birthday card. BRILLIANT! Stay warm, my friend! Cheers, Makira

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so cute - I love the balloons and the colours are so celebratory and bold! Thanks for sharing with us at both Dragonfly Dreams and Cut It Up :)

dj said...

Birthday love...great idea!! Way to go thinking outside the box!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our masculine LOVE challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Today we start a new challenge for guyz...hope you will join in that challenge too!! Deb Horst, DT C4G340

Jackie C said...

Gorgeous in every way!
We are so delighted you chose to share your sweet creation with us at Cut It Up!
Please do come back again!
All the best, Jackie DT xxx

Card Creator said...

Absolutely love the bold, bright colors as well as your use of pattern papers....just fabulous!

Thank you so much for joining us here at 613 Avenue

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous birthday card Aimeslee,love the hearts,candles and pretty p.paper.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles and Dragonfly Dreams.
Carol DT x

Marina said...

Love the combination of the birthday motifs with the hearts. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Billie A said...

I love the papers and dies. Wonderful card and love it. So glad you shared over at Make my Monday, Crafty galz corner, Aud Sentiment, Cardz 4 guyz

pearshapedcrafting said...

So beautifully bright! Thanks for sharing this at Try It On Tuesday, hugs, Chrisx

Lisa said...

Really wonderful birthday card. Great use of the sketch and the colors really work so well together too. Eye catching.

Alexandra Y said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you have used hearts and used them for a birthday card! Thank you for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge this month ~Alexandra

Alexandra Y said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge this month! ~Alexandra

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful pops of color in your design! Thank you for joining us at INkspirational~

Jane.D said...

Happy, fun and loving birthday card, perfect for both men and women! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Birthday, hope you'll join us in future challenges too! Take care, keep crafting and have fun!

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful masculine cards with heart. Thanks for sharing at The Male Room

crafty said...

Lovely bold colours. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge.

Helen said...

Great card - love the bright colours.

Thanks for joining us at the AAA Birthday Challenge.

Helen x

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "Add a Heart" challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!