Tuesday, January 26, 2016

'Pretty in Purple' Birthday Card for Maja Design

Fika Birthday Card (782x800) Maja

Hello, to all of my favorite crafty people! I hope you've all been safe and warm with all the crazy winter weather sweeping the Eastern section of the country. We were snowed in our cabin in the Smoky Mountains for a day, but it wasn't a hardship. It's been way too long since we slowed down and did 'nothing' together. Below is a photo I took from the front door of the cabin. We made it safely home on Monday evening and I'm already busy in my craft room again.   

I'm thrilled to present my second project as part of the Maja Design creative team! We have five February birthdays in our family, so I'm happily crafting cards this time of year. I adore the purples in Maja Design's 'Ska vi ta en Fika?' collection, and couldn't resist creating this 'Pretty in Purple' birthday card.      
Fika Birthday Florals 1 (800x772)

The blooming roses are handcrafted from the paper collection using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies. You can view a tutorial for these roses here on my blog. To create the larger flowers featured on this card, simply add additional layers of petals. The leaves are cut using a Magnolia Rose Leaf die. I dusted my florals with gesso for a soft, shabby finish.

Fika Birthday Florals 2 (800x752)

The papers are distressed, stitched, and layered, then popped up with foam tape for added dimension. The center of the card is cut out with a Spellbinder's circle die to reveal a cheery floral pattern.

Fika Birthday Center Close Up (786x800)

Below is a closer look at the layering, for a total of four layers plus the floral spray. Glass pearls are scattered here and there. I recently purchased them in bulk, and I love, love, love using them! If I could see into the future I would predict you may be seeing a lot of them... at least until they run out.

Fika Birthday Layers (800x418)

The natural twine bow is anchored by a tiny handcrafted rosebud.

Fika Bow Close Up (800x695)

Thank you so much for spending time with me today! I wish you a day filled with sunshine, happiness, and a sprinkle of fairy dust!

Maja Design Papers Used: 


Additional Supplies: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Spellbinders circle die set, Corner Punch, White Cardstock (for base of card), Gesso, Glass Pearls, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Thread

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  1. Gorgeous, shabby card, Nancy! Love all the elements on it. I think this snowstorm was probably the most beautiful one I've seen. It was nice to be snowed in and take that slower pace.

  2. Stunning Nancy and the colours are it.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Fabulous card Nancy , I always so love how you manage to embellish with your flowers and twine, - it looks fantastic!

  4. Lovely card again Nancy , i love it all .
    Elaine H X

  5. Ohhhhhh Nancy, you have been a busy bee this week, creating more beautiful keepsakes. There are so many pretty layers and textures on this card, it must have taken ages to make this delightful card. The photo you have taken is gorgeous, it would make a beautiful background for a Christmas card, don't you think?
    I hope you hare having a fun at the Russell House today, and look forward to chatting with you tomorrow.
    Hugs from France.