Saturday, July 9, 2011

Starfish Birthday Wish

I started this card for a challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2.  The challenge is to use the starfish in the "life is a Beach" cricut cartridge.  Now maybe an addicted card designer isn't suppose to admit that they had trouble, but BOY did I have trouble!!!  I just couldn't get a handle on what I really liked and made 2 cards in a row, which I then tossed out...uuurrrrrrrr!!!!!  I finally looked at the starfish page again and decided to use the starfish charm....ahhhh there is was, the zen place when I am making a card and everything is coming together.  So FINALLY  I was happy  :))   Here it is:

Actually, I think this would be a great card for a guy.  I loved the masculine look of the colors I chose and doing the starfish in brown really lends to that idea.  Here is the recipe:
  • Cartridge - Life is a Beach--page 65--starfish charm
  • paper - Green palm paper by Me and My Big Ideas, gold paper by K & Company
  • Baker's twine in red and white stripe
  • two 1/8" rivets for twine
  • small yellow pearls for center of starfish on front
  • orange button and bakers twine inside
  • VersaMagic chalk ink for edges of paper
  • Computer for all sentiments
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.  Your comments are SO Enjoyed and Appreciated!  Have a wonderful, warm, July weekend everyone and be SAFE!  Hugs!
This card has been entered in the following challenges:


Kellie said...

Cindy I love your card. And I agree that this looks like a guy card. Great job.


Maribel said...

You are right, this card does look like it could be given to a guy. I have such a difficult time making masculine cards, this gives me some good ideas:)

Joy said...

Good looking card !! Love the BG paper and LO ! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot !

Amy said...

Very nice card and perfect for a guy! TFS! :)Amy

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Cindy! Love the colors and that charm feature. Super both inside and out and great for a guy. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

jennyplace2 said...

Such a lovely card, great colours! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Crayola58 said...

This is such a wonderful idea... a great take on our BBTB2 starfish challenge. Thanks for joining us.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Hi Cindy! Terrific card. I love the idea of using a charm as your central element. You card turned out wonderful... third time's a charm right?!? :)

TFS, Cheryl @

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is lovely Cindy! I have the same problem with cards and I sometimes come back to the same card and tear it apart several times before I'm happy with it! The starfish charm looks fantastic! Thank you so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot this week!

Kate said...

Great card - and I'm glad it all worked out! The charm is a super look and I love the way you've used baker's twine - inside and out!
Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Nice combo of the starfish Palm Tree paper. I have the Palm Tree paper and considered using for the Birthday Sundaes challenge using green & orange. Just finished my Birthday Sundaes card for challenge using green & orange and am posting on my blog for Mon 7/11.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amy C said...

Wonderful card!! I love how you have used the twine with the eyelets. Thanks for linking up with us this week at My Craft Spot.

Scrapping Mommy

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Me again! Thanks for stopping by today! I also wanted to thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes with this fun Birthday card!

Jenni said...

Love your card! Such sweet starfish! I'm joining you this week at the My Craft Spot challenge. I'm your newest follower!
Hugs, Jenni

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Such an adorable card creation, very nicely done. I am now a follower. ~Shen

Sonia said...

Very nice card... great take on the color challenge...Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes...HUGS...SK :)

Julye said...

What a fab clean card thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card, nice details! Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri :)

Heather said...

This is gorgeous! I love the cut you used. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!