Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Erin




Hello, hello! Today is a great day, today is Erin's Birthday! Jen and I are celebrating our good friend's day with a card share. We are both participating in the Lawnscaping Challenge and using May Arts Ribbon.



Do you know Erin? She's a great gal, a very talented crafter and has one of the most kindest hearts ever. She's been there for me through some rough times, and I will always appreciate that. I've never met Erin in person, but some day I hope to.


I followed the sketch pretty closely. I inked the edges of my card base and then layered Faux Suede Ruffled Edge in Green (NV46) over Faux Wired Burlap in Natural (445-15-32) and secured with a staple. Then I added the layers in the sketch, with my focal point the cute raccoon on a stump from Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Forest and finished with a patterned paper banner from Bannerific and sentiment from Sophie's Sentiments.


In honor of Erin's Birthday, the Ribbon Lady has a giveaway over at the May Arts Blog! Please stop by Jen's Blog and then the May Arts Blog (oh, and don't forget Erin's blog too!) to wish Erin a Happy Birthday...

57 comments:

  1. Love your card Karen, so much great texture along with that perfectly colored image.

    ReplyDelete
  2. this is fantastic. that burlap ribbon is so PERFECT for the woodland theme and colors. fab-U-lous!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Clever use of the burlap ribbon on your fabulous card.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Absolutely fabulous card!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the inked edges!! Great card and Happy Birthday Erin!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. love the textures in this card, and that green is such a great pop of color.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a fun card! The raccoon is absolutely adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The card is really cute. Love the use of the burlap behind the ribbon.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a cute card. Love the little critter

    ReplyDelete
  10. what a fun birthday card.. love it

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've never met Erin either, but from all I know about the Inn and her 'hood, I'd say your card is perfect for her. Good job, Karen.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love this card!
    AWESOME take on the sketch!
    Love the soft colors! Great design also!

    ReplyDelete
  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love how you used your Lawn Fawn stamps! SO CUTE

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the design! Happy Birthday to Erin!

    ReplyDelete
  15. what a cute card for Erin's birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a cute birthday card for Erin! I knew it'd have to have some pretty ribbon on it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. He's a cute little fella Karen! Darling card the texture is perfect with this outdoor theme!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy Birthday wishes going
    out to Erin! This card is
    so sweet and the raccoon is
    cute as can be.
    Carla from Utah

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh my stinkin' CUTE...love your sweet sweet card! Erin is pretty spectacular:)

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a sweet thing to do for Erin!!! How wonderful to see all the love everyone has. Wonderful card!!

    I is Imagination....

    May your imagination continue to bring delight to all who are privileged to see your creative projects.

    Happy Birthday, Erin!
    <3 J

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the colors in this adorable card and of course, the coloring is wonderful!
    Happy birthday Erin!

    Sue Brailey

    ReplyDelete
  22. cute card and i love the ribbon :)

    i have been blesses to meet Erin in real life and stay at her awesome hotel. let me tell you she is just as sweet IRL as on line!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love this card, that raccoon is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow! This is SOOOO super darling!!! Love it! Happy birthday Erin!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Nature comes through on this card. Really cute!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Super cute card ! Happy Birthday , Erin !

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very cute birthday card for Erin--I like the green ruffled ribbon over the burlap.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love the earthy feel to the card. Love the dimension and texture from the ribbon and fibers too.

    ReplyDelete
  29. The raccoon is so cute. He's one of my favorites.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    ReplyDelete
  30. love your use of the ribbon. happy birthday to a happy birthday girl!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Cute, cute, cute! I love the way you used the ribbon!

    ReplyDelete
  32. oh my....love this card!! Love the colors, texture and your coloring
    Great take on the sketch
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara

    ReplyDelete
  33. That card is adorable!! I really like the scene you created and the stitching around the images! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Great card! I love hearing about others that have a birthday this time of year too (mine is today)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Beautiful!! I love the image.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love the super fun card for Erin! So sweet of you guys to throw her a surprise party !

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oh my soooo cute, what a nice surprise.

    ReplyDelete
  38. All those colors, textures and patterns are so scrumptious! Love your earthy tones. Wonderful card, Karen!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Lovely card! I sure do love the raccoon! May Arts Ribbon goes on it so sweetly!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Such an adorable card for your friend :-)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Delightful card. like how you used your ribbon on card.
    happy birthday!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  42. Uber sweet Karen, I adore the 'earthy' feel of your design!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Cute, cute, cute! Love the layered ribbons and the adorable image!

    ReplyDelete
  44. love that raccoon stamp!!! great take on the sketch

    ReplyDelete
  45. adorable card Karen!!! I bet Erin would love it! TFS
    have a wonderful week!
    Liz o.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Karen fabulous card, love that cute raccoon because he is on a card not in my garbage! Gorgeous ribbons too! I will be sure to send some birthday wishes to Erin too.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Awww...this is ADORABLE, Karen! I love all of the different textures and layers!!! And that little raccoon is super cute! So sweet of you and Jen to throw this celebration for Erin's birthday!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a great card! Love the use of burlap and ribbon combination! the raccoon is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  49. You've hit a home run with this one. Fabulous card, Karen! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow!! I loooove it! All the texture and your coloring is amazing!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges!

    ReplyDelete
  51. This is such a clever card...über cute I love it!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Wow, that burlap is the perfect touch and your coloring is fantastic!
    Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Karen, oh my goodness this is the most adorable card! I absolutely adore every little thing about it! Marvelous, my dear. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love the rustic feel of this card, really amazing. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete