The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, January 11, 2013

Light and Airy Birthday Card

When I saw the current Tuesday Trigger inspiration photo (Sweet Dreams) over in the Moxie Fab World, I was struck by how light and airy the pictured bedroom was. I thought it would be fun to try to translate that feel into a birthday card (since I am running low on birthday cards in my stash).

Here's my card


and here's the photo that inspired it.


I used background stamps, heat-embossed in white, from three different companies: Sweet Lace from Market Street Stamps, Gingham Background from DeNami Design, and Quatrefoil Background from Unity Stamp Company. I thought these designs were good matches for the patterns on the bedspread, bench, and rug. I took my colors for this card from these items, too. The sentiment is from Unity's How YOU Doin' set, and the resin flower is from Stampin' Up!

I really enjoyed the creative process involved in making this card, and I am quite satisfied with how it turned out. I'm also happy to have a Unity creation to share with my Friends With Flair today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Emily

43 comments:

Lisa H. said...

oooo! love this. I see how you used the inspiration photo....well done!

Kellie 0:) said...

Unbelievable how perfect the different stamps were for your card. Fantastic!!

Pam said...

Very sweet Emily, and a perfect match to the trigger photo!!

Angel said...

This is lovely!! I like :)

Diana Fernandez said...

Beautiful Card, and well done with the inspiration photo too!

Annette said...

Emily this is adorable..I love all the different patterns..great take on the trigger..

JPScraps said...

I love the card! Beautiful!

Lin said...

I love your take on the challenge, Emily - think this will be a winner!

Tracey McNeely said...

Those patterns work so well together, beautiful.

Nine said...

Sweet card !

Marisa said...

Wonderful colour blocking and clean lines :)

Stacy said...

The colors of this card are FAB and I love the layout! Great card!

Meredith Adolf said...

Oh wow, what a great interpretation! The colors look great grounded on the white, and the combination of patterns is fantastic! Visiting from FWF.

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Emily. Great take on the photo!

Barb said...

I love this CAS design. I swear that the patterns you chose were taken right from the photo! So pretty and beachy fresh :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the clean & graphic design - perfectly captures the Trigger photo.

Jen said...

LOVE your interpretation! Wow!

Benzi said...

What an awesome CAS card, Emily. I really do love it. The little flower is so sweet.

Ruby said...

I love this CAS card and that bedroom inspiration. I would like a bedroom like this.

Noelle Reese said...

OH MY!! I love this! I love everything you took from the picture too! Very beautiful card!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

reminds me of a nice cozy quilt :-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! Awesome interpretation of the Trigger! Looks like a winner to me. Great use of background stamps!

Kary said...

Hi Emily! How are you? LOVE this card!! Your design is always FAB!! It's been a long time, hasn't it? I'm hoping life is slowly getting back to normal :) Just SO glad to visit you. Have a great weekend!

Julie Odil said...

Brilliant! I love the 3 different background stamps and how you used them. Great card!

Sue D said...

Very cheery card!

Lindsey said...

You totally captured the feel of the trigger pic! Love the end result, too.

angie said...

love it!

~Tammy~ said...

How amazing you had all the perfect elements for the trigger and perfectly translated them! You knocked another out of the park

Auntie Em said...

Amazing again! I really thought they were three little squares of patterned paper but you upped the game with heat embossing each piece. Love your clean and cheerful design. :)

Scrapper Myra said...

That card looks perfectly coordinated w the photo. It could be part of the room decor. Fantastic!

sue morris said...

Oooh! Just beautiful!!

pawprintz said...

So light and airy

Amber S said...

Wow, I love the way you translated thoe patterns into your card! I love it.

Bonnie said...

I think it's pretty amazing that you had paper that looks like the floor, the settee and the bedspread! This is a pretty amazing card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is excellent, Emily, right down to the quatrefoil floor!

jennifer mitten said...

This card is fabulous! I love the look of the quilt squares!

Julie Steed said...

I had to pin this card. It is really gorgeous with the mix of patterns and the little flower in one square.

Suzanne said...

Amazing design, Emily! The photo is beautiful but your card is even better!

Tasnim said...

wow! this is simply awesome!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you translated that sketch! Your card IS so light and airy! LOVE the resin flower, too!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love this layout! The patterns are indeed perfect, and you KNOW I covet that resin flower ;) Awesome using the white leaves - adds so much without overpowering that element.

Audrey Ann said...

Wow Emily - I love this beautiful clean and simple style design! Your colors and flower are just perfection!
Hugs,
Audrey

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)