Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Birthday Card | Guest Designer Spot - Retro Rubber Challenge #148 | Ellen Hutson - "Snow Buds"


I'm the Guest Designer over on the Retro Rubber Challenge for #148 - They Said It's Your Birthday - and we would love to see your birthday cards! I went for a Brrr-thday Card this time with Ellen Hutson & Julie Ebersole's 2018 release of "Snow Buds"!

I wanted a lot of texture on this card so I ink-blended & spattered the background panel and die cut it with Pink Fresh's Braided Tag arch.  The next card stock layer was embossed with Sunny Studios' Cable Knit pattern and adhered to an A2 stitched rectangle die cut panel. I die cut/ink blended the snowflakes from Ellen Hutson's now-retired "Pop-Up Mittens" and glued/stacked several together for dimension. A little glitter was added for extra shine!

I die cut the bottom stitched hillside strip, stamped the sentiment, coated with edge with glitter, backed it with craft foam and attached it to the front. The snowman and Lawn Fawn's "Happy" sentiment were stamped, colored and die cut. I assembled/adhered all of the remaining pieces with glue, attached the silver string around the snowflake birthday "balloon" and wrapped it around the snowman's arm! This card is really bright and sparkly since I used two kinds of glitter! : ) I can't wait to see your BIRTHDAY projects over at the Retro Rubber Challenge and just remember to show some love to those older stamps in your collection!

Thanks so much for joining me today and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment! 

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  1. A brilliant beautifully designed card,love your background colours in the arch and then the dimension from the embossing folder, hillside strip and snowflakes,love the snowman and sentiment as finishing touches Meg xx

  2. Wow! What an elegant and darling creation, Rachelle, with the prettiest bright colors against your white on white layers! hugs, de

  3. This is fantastic! I love the sky you've created for your snowman! The level of detailing is superb from the variegated snowflakes to the stitched edging and the layered die cut - and everything in between. Thank you so much for joining us as Guest Designer this challenge.

  4. This is SO cute Rachelle and I was so inspired, I decided to play along in the challenge! Congrats on your guest spot! Great job!

  5. Adorable! Love the colorful background! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  6. We make the perfect team, Red... what I don't have, you DO!! Now if one of us could just move next door to the other!!
    Your embossing is fabulous, colors fun as can be, and wink, wink - love this sentiment!

  7. This is SUPER duper fun! That background is amazing, and perfect for this fun "brrrr"thday challenge! Your snowman corralling his snowflakes is as cute as can be, and that glitter....oh my goodness! Sparkly is always good! So happy you're GDing with us this week!

  8. Hello Rachelle: I have two very special birthdays in December, my youngest daughter on December 22nd. and one of my sweet granddaughters, on December 23rd. This beautiful card would be perfect for either one of them.
    I love the background in those fabulous colors but your little Snowman, flying a snowflake "kite" just stole my heart.
    Beautiful details all over!!
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer over at RETRO RUBBER, I hope you join us in the gallery next time.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  9. Me again and yep ... still LOVE this creation! The colors and design are FABULOUS! YOU GO GIRL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. This is perfect for a winter birthday :). Love the layout too!!

  11. A gorgeous creation Rachelle, your snowman looks friendly & happy.

  12. Love this card Rachelle! Love the purple and pink, so much fun!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts, I hope you will play along again soon!

  13. Rachelle!! This card is amazing. I love the punny sentiment, you know I love those the most. And that background is AMAZING. Thank you so much for joining us as GDT at Retro Rubber this time, hope to see you in the gallery again soon. Claire DT

  14. What a happy card, Rachelle. I love the colors you used and the Brrrr ithday is great, just love this :)

  15. Gorgeous! I adore the colours and that sentiment is completely perfect!

  16. Beautiful! All the frostiness of winter is beautifully articulated in this design! Nice composition and color integration!
    Chana Malkah

  17. OMGOSH! Your card is soooo cute! LOVE!!


  18. Darling card, Rachelle! Just love all the texture and little touches!! Congrats on the win at Sisterhood of Crafters with this card!! Coincidentally, I just got the cable knit ef in the mail yesterday - thanks for the inspiration!!

  19. This is absolutely fantastic, Rachel. Congrats on your win at Sisterhood Of Crafters.

  20. Wow, this is such a fun and cute card, background colors are awesome with the white! Congrats on the win at the Sisterhood of Crafters too! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

  21. Lovely card, well done! Love the detail with the twine. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  22. A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/winter challenge.

  23. This is simply cool, fantastic, spectacular and I love it. Great background and wonderful scene you created.

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  24. This is a gorgeous combination of texture and details! Lovely!! Thank you for joining the Star Stampz Challenge this month!