Joan's Gardens Challenge, which was to use pink and white, an embossing folder, leaves as accent, and to use a die to cut an opening in the front of your card. This is what I came up with.
Birthday Blessings. My base is Papertrey card stock, and I used a Memory Box Small Madison Window to cut my window frame out, cutting it twice so I could pop up a second frame on TINY pop dots. Not sure if you can see them but here's a close up of the frame. I also used a Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes folder for my front, and punched the pink boughs from scraps of pink card stock using a Martha Stewart bough punch. I added a tiny sheer dotted bow and left it very CAS.
For the inside I used Memory Box dies: Nestled Bird, and Twigs & Berries. I also punched the tiny flowers with a CARL punch. The fence is an Our Daily Bread designs custom die. I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blessings set with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I added a little sponging and some tiny pearls and called it done.
I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes, Creative Stamp Friends -Birthday, Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes, The Crazy Challenge - Recipe: Ribbon/Twine, Gems/Pearls, Dies/Punches
I hope you liked my super clean and simple card! It's always fun to step out of your comfort zone for a different look, and a challenge to yourself! As I was working hard to keep this "clean" (mostly white) it brought to mind 1 Tim 5:22
"Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure". A good thought for the day!