Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Tracey

I'm late for a  party for Tracey McNeely who had a birthday last week.  There's a linky party going on here.  I hope there's some cake left!

If you don't know her, Tracey, of the blog In My Creative Opinion, is so inspiring.  Not only is she an exceptional CAS card designer, but she inspires with her encouraging comments. Many times she has visited my blog and made me feel so good.  Thanks Tracey and I hope you have enjoyed all the love sent your way.  

I kept seeing these stitched mats on Tracey's cards.  And every time I saw them I would think I really needed to get some.  I finally did and I sure do enjoy them.  I always think of Tracey when I use them.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil Inkers)

I first stamped the flower in Cherry Cobbler and sponged some Tangerine Tango on it.  I didn't like it at all. So...

I stamped the flower by inking it with Tangerine Tango and sponging some Cherry Cobbler on the stamp with a sponge dauber.  I liked it better so I cut it out and added it over the ugly first flower with dimensionals.

I'm going to take this over to Seize the Birthday too.  Any birthday card will do but we can add a topping of texture.  I've used the Stitched Mat Rectangles embossing.  I hope that's topping enough.

I'm really glad you stopped by.



Benzi said...

Gorgeous way to wish a happy birthday, Bonnie. I really like those stitched mats, too.
Isn't it great when you can cut out and pop up over an image you weren't really happy with? It sure looks super now.
Have a great weekend.

Sue - said...

This is really pretty Bonnie. I'm sure the first one wasn't ugly at all! Those stitched mats seem to be everywhere I look just lately and they are so nice, I have ordered the round ones and I'm hoping I won't get stung for the customs charges when they come!

Cynthia said...

Sweet card!! Love that layered flower. I haven't seen those stitched mats before--very cool. Might have to add it to my Christmas list! ;-)

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. I know Tracey will love it. And, not to worry--you are not late to the party at all. That is why it is a week long. Thanks so much for joining in on the birthday linky fun.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie, and you really did justice to those stitched mats ala Tracey!! So glad you made it to the party!! Hugs, Darnell

Colleen said...

Bonnie, I think you did a fantastic job with this the stitching mats! And your flower looks great...your cards are always special! Tracey will love it! thank you for linking this up to Seize the Birthday!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Bonnie, this is so beautiful and thank you so much for your sweetness and for joining Joyce's linky party! I am happy to know the mats will make you think of me. xoxo

Glenda J said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the design.