Friday, November 20, 2009

Friends with Flair Friday

Yay! It's Friday! Today I celebrate my birthday and New Moon is out. Guess what I want for my birthday. Edward at my door with a bow would be nice, but I would settle for some popcorn next to my DH. He has even volunteered to add his own theatrics to the movie. Gee thanks honey. LOL.

Anyway today is also Unity's Friends with Flair hop. I've had a special card that needed to be made for quite a while and some of the requirements were that it had to be single layer and no embellishments. I've this idea for a card in my head for nearly a month but I just couldn't find the right stamp I wanted to use until last night when I was going through my Unity stamps for FWF did I come across this Ferris wheel from Unity's ...100% Happy set. Then the sentiment came from this month's Kit of the Month Simply Magical. I masked a rectangle on the inside of the card and used Distressed Dots and my copic airgun with B000 to make the blue background. I also used one of my nesties to trace out the front square and used a craft blade to cut out the square and parts of the ferris wheel that would overlap the blue background. I thought that by keeping the colors minimal and only coloring the portion of the ferris wheel in the square would make for a more dramatic effect. What do you think? Definitely not a comfort zone type of card to do.

Everyone have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for stopping by. I enjoying reading all your comments and pointers. Be sure to visit the rest of the FWF hoppers because someone has prizes.

50 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Clever way to make one layer, fabulous!!

Jodi C. said...

LOVE these stamps together...GREAT card!!!

Lorie said...

Whoa! Now you really went to some work here girl! This is awesome!!! I love the stamp, and all that cutting is phenominal!! You nailed the flair on this baby! Way to go, Mary!!!

I want to wish you a very, very happy birthday! You are such a sweet, talented and special friend, and I hope your day is filled with blessings! Enjoy your day, and I hope you get your Edward!

Big hugs and lots of love,
Lorie

Kim Nath said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARY! Hope you have a great day! Love the card too!

Bogner's said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! I love it. You did such a wonderful job on this creation! And happy birthday to you! I so wish I could go watch New Moon. I am dying to see it!

JenMarie said...

WOWza! FABulous!

Sandra MacLean said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Mary! Really love the cut out and I can't believe you cut around the ferris wheel like that! Crazy! Have a fabulous BIRTHDAY sweetie!! Hugs!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the movie tonight! Love your card and have a fabulous weekend!

kadie said...

Happy Happy Birthday, my dear!!! You ROCK and what better bday gift than NEW MOON!! LOL! Awesome.
This card by-the-way, my just be my fave card yet of yours!! So genius, so innovative!! AWESOME!! And I'm certain the recipient will think so too! HUGS and Have an AWESOME, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, SPLENDID, SUPER DUPER DAY! Love yas!

Lana said...

THAT is AMAZING! One of my favorites you've done! (Although I have many favorites of yours!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jennine Chambers said...

I really love this card. Something I am going to have try! I hope you don't mind casing :)

מימס mimms said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY , great card !

Bekah said...

This is fabulous! I can tell that a lot of thought and work went into this!

Espbfdl said...

So clever---love the card!

Eva said...

WOW.....I adore this card!!!! Love all the stamps you used!!!! LOve it!!!

Krista said...

Okay Mary, your card is absolutely adorable! I love the way you only colored some of the cars on the ride. So cute! Have a happy birthday and hope you get to see the movie, it looks great.

Ang said...

Beautiful and you must be more patient than I cut that out. It was definitely worth it, though!

Christi Snow said...

Wow! You are awesome with a craft blade. I am impressed and the effort was totally worth it as this is gorgeous! smiles...

Martha said...

its so kool. and happy birthday ;)

Purple Princess said...

Fabulous card! I love that ferris wheel!

Laurel said...

This is fantastic!

Diane Jaquay said...

Fabulous card, love how the ferris wheel is placed!

Lisa H. said...

this too cute! love that sentiment paired with that fun image! great card!

Randi said...

Simply amazing! I don't know how you cut that ferris wheel detail so pefectly, but it is stunning! Love this idea!!

Kelly Landers said...

Happy Birthday Mary!! Cute card! Love the Ferris wheel!

Jodi said...

This is a very cute ferris wheel and I love how you used it on the card! Looks like lots of work with the exacto knife!
Happy Birthday! You will love the movie, it was awesome!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Catherine said...

Hope you are having a magical birthday!
Love the ferris wheel!

Jeanette said...

Wow, Mary, this is an awesome card! I love it! It's so fun and spunky, so bold and bright, so creative! You are amazing!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! Reminds me of the London Eye! Happy bday and have an awesome time at the movie.

Crystal said...

Wonderful card Mary....What an awesome image and design!

stampjourney said...

Wow! What an absolutely fabulous card! It's like it's 3-d with your design!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

The cutout is absolutely top notch!!! Love the use of color vs non-colored area!!!

~*Joni said...

Happy Birthday Mary!! This card is so much fun, I absolutely love the layout you used with this image. Just beautiful and so sweet!
I would comment longer but Jacob is at MY door. ;) heehee!! Have fun at the movies, DH took the day off to take me for a belated bday present so we saw it with no kiddos. Now that was awesome.;)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

Dawn K. said...

happy birthday! love this card

Danni said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!
Wonderful card!

Elizabeth said...

Ooooh! This is great! Thanks for sharing it - definitely gives some inspiration! Happy birthday!

Amy said...

Wow Mary, this looks so awesome! The sentiment is perfect, amazing card!
Happy Birthday, my b-day is tomorrow, sounds like you'll have a fantastic time at the movie with your hubby! ;)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful, Mary!!! OMG I had no idea it was your birthday today-HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and HAPPY NEW MOON! What a day!

Gwen said...

I really like the way you combined these two stamps! The coloring only over the square is great! Love it!

Tanja said...

Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu
Happy birthday to youuuuuuuu
Happy birthday to Maaaaaryyyy
Happy birthday to youhouuuuuu
Sending you lots of hugs and kisses - prezzies will be on their way sooon!!!! *mwah*

Anonymous said...

Love the touch of red on the ferris wheel. COnnie NH

ANAT S said...

happy birthday to you Mary

great work on this card !!!!
a lot of inspiration to me
thanks for sharing

WickedPixie said...

My Goodness, Mary! I think this is AMAZING!! Brilliant and Striking!! :-)Traci

Theresa said...

Mary, this is fabulous...WOW! Amazing work. Thanks for sharing.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! I love what you did with that ferris wheel! This is AWESOME! :)

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Jen said...

Wow, your creativity is shining with this card! I love your idea with the cut outs...simply fabulous! TFS!

Heather said...

HOW AMAZING is this card?!?! WOW!!!!!I am still trying to get my jaw off of the floor! I love it. Amazing cut out and the image is so unique and fun.

Gael said...

I cannot believe you cut out every detail of that ferris wheel! Wowza! Gorgeous card!!

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