Monday, June 16, 2014

Sweet Sixteen


Here's a card I made recently for my granddaughter's 16th birthday. I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest. I created this with snippets from my overflowing stash, and aligned them all on a black card base after embossing them with a CB birthday ef. I added a purple flourish, a punched and paper flower with pink gemstone center, and some ruffled ribbon from SU!. The numbers were done with my Quickutz and the words in the sentiment were done with 2 different stamps. 

I'll be sharing this one over at the Snippet's playground #129 since the entire card was made with snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

15 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This card is just brilliant! The colors are girly, and you lined those panels up like a champ! The flourishes sent it to the top! Perfect Sweet 16!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card. I'm sure your granddaughter will love this card!

Brenda said...

Wow Carol, I am loving your card better than the inspired card! The colors are so beautiful against that black base. I love the swirl and the flowers, the ribbon is awesome through the sentiment. Yep, I am loving this one! Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

Great way to use that embossing folder!!! I have it and never can come up with a good card for it. Love yours though! The bright colors are so fun.
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Great card, nice, bright, cheery and sweet all at the same time. I'm sure your grand daughter will really love it. You just made me sit back and think about my 16th birthday. Good times. Have a good evening.

MaryH said...

A wonderful snippet card, and it's just perfect for a 16 yr old. That flourish is so versatile, and is a beautiful embellishment for the embossed snips. Great idea, and will check out the Pinterest inspiration. TFS & Hugs. Also big Happy 16 to the bday girl. That's a milestone for a young lady.

Jean Straw said...

A lovely card and a great way of using some snippets. I love the leafy swirl and the way the coloured banners pop against the black background.
Jean x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Afternoon Carol and I m at out holiday home with rubbish internet connection so please bear with me - just been viewing your fabulous creations hugs Judith x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Psst.... your version is better because it has funner focal points. I love the concept of cutting the embossed background into strips. You can get a lot of similar cards that way.

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great card for your granddaughter. Love that you used all those snippets, too!

Di said...

Fabulous idea Carol and beautifully made. It's such a great snippets buster, I can see a few of us trying these :)

Playing catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

Linby said...

This is clever and so effective, must have a go,
Linby x

SARN said...

Hi Carol . . . fantastic use of that lovely E/Folder and your snippets. Might just have to CASE that one myself!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

scrappymo! said...

II love your card. What a brilliant idea! Perfect for all those Turin pieces of card that are left over when I cut a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 carrd!
I never know what to do with those and save them like cordwood...stacked up for matching sentiment dies.

Stunning card carol and now you have given me a grey idea for my snippets too.
I am so going to try this!

Marji Franklin said...

Fabulous card