I began with the color scheme of Beige, Blue and Brown - a combination that I love, so that first choice was easy enough. Then I sat down and wrote up a list of things I could use that started with "B" and I got all of them but one on there, and added another, so It worked out well! If you include the three "B" colors, I had 11 different elements that qualified! Here we go . . .
This card is titled "A Beautiful Birthday". The sentiment was printed onto ivory cardstock and cut out with my Cuttlebug and the Spellbinder Nestabilities small circle set, using the 3rd smallest die.
I'm sorry about the lighting, but there are clouds moving in today and the sun wasn't very cooperative!
One of the things on my list was 'Brackets', so I took a chipboard Bracket, inked it heavily with brown ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powders. I don't know if you can tell the texture, but it has a kind of bark-like look to it. That Bracket became the limbs of a tree.
Of course I wanted a Bloom on this card, so I used some Petaloo flowers , with a Blingy frosted Brad.
Also on my list was "Buttons", and I used three vintage white milk glass Buttons, threaded with Brown Bakers twine.
Of course one of my favorite elements on a card is a little Birdie, so I made this one of Brown Bazzill cardstock, with a Blue Bazzill wing, which I inked slightly with Brown ink. I used foam squares to pop the Birdie off the page a bit, too.
Another on my list of favorite elements has to be a Butterfly! I traced this one onto a piece of very old paper from a very old journal, then cut it out and folded it so the wings would be more 3 dimensional.
And my last "B" on this card is Bling in the form of gold German glass glitter on the Butterfly, a pretty green rhinestone for the Birdie's eye, platinum Stickles here and there on the Bracket Branch so it looks like it's kissed by the sunlight, and more crystal Stickles on the leaves.
I hope you've enjoyed visiting today! I'll be back as soon as I have a chance to make something else, but it's almost Thanksgiving in the US, and I'll be cleaning and cooking in preparation for our big day. And wherever you are, I wish you blessings! Becky