Art Philosophy Birthday Card

I LOVE a good sketch!  The sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches is a classic design that will work for any occasion.  I am still working up on using up some of my stash and building my supply of birthday cards.  This card was made with some remaining scraps from the You and Me Kit that was a previous Close To My Heart promo.   This card came together so easily and I love it!  It is such a clean design.  Here is the original sketch.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted.
CC1012 You & Me Kit
D1283 Say It In Style
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Z2311 Chocolate Marker
Glimmer Basic Brads by Stampin Up

Here is a close up of the layered flowers that were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

I cut Flower 6 from page 29 of the Art Philosophy booklet in three sizes.  1”, 1 1/8” and 1 ¼”.  I then inked the outside of the flower edges to give the shape more texture.  I alternated the layers and then finished off the flower with a sparkly brad. The cards were attached to the card with pop-dots to give them more dimension.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes-Birthday Saying
Bugaboo Stamps-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very cute!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!

  2. Tihis is just lovely Alissa , your layered flowers are so pretty and work oh so beautifully on your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. Great job with the sketch. I like how you did the flowers. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  4. It's a lovely traditional card for any time and any place...I love cards like that. Yes, wonderful sketch. You put a lot of time into this CAS card. Takes time to ink around ALL those petals, and look how lovely it turned out. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.

  5. Love all the layers! Inking the edges adds such great definition to the flowers! Great card - inside and out!

  6. This is beautiful! I love the layers on the flowers! I hope you'll continue to join us at Birhtday Sundaes while you work on that Birthday card stash! Thanks for joining us this week!

  7. Very pretty card! I love the soft colors of the paper and those flower cuts! Thank you for playing along with Birthday Sundaes!

  8. Your brads set those flowers off a treat.

  9. Great layout and I love how this turned out. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox.


  10. What an awesome card! LOVE those flowers--that is one I haven't cut yet--thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Very pretty card, I love your colour combinations. The flowers are fantastic.

  12. This is gorgeous and so well balanced with the inside completed.

  13. Great card. I love all the DP that you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox Friends this week. Hope to see you again next week. Check out the challenges with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun here at Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  14. Such a pretty card. Great take on the sketch. I love the colors and your flowers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.


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