Stippled Roses Vintage-Style Birthday Card … And Nueve,Too

Feminine, yet distressed, these stippled roses make a perfect focal point for this vintage-style birthday card. It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players!

stippled roses vintage-style birthday card

I am so happy to be the hostess for our first challenge of 2024 – a theme challenge! For your stamping fun, I decided on “Cheers to the Years” – create a birthday card! I know I can always use a birthday card to add to my stash.  Feminine, masculine, humorous, elegant, casual, one for the kids or one for a milestone birthday…we can’t wait to see what YOU create!

stippled roses vintage-style birthday card

Colors Of The Day

stippled roses vintage-style birthday card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I always love a great floral set. When I saw the Stippled Roses bundle in the new catalog, I knew I “needed” it. The images reminded me of floral prints in an old book of faded botanical prints. It has been several years since I pulled out the “ol’ sponge daubers” and created a distressed card, but I decided to start the new year by going back to an old technique! A few speckles, distressed edges, and very lightly tinted blossoms and leaves (to mimic fading), and voilà – instant aging! A gorgeous embossed background, a trio of champagne dots, and a double bow add touches of elegance.

stippled roses vintage style birthday card

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Nueve’s Notes

Hey, everyone! It’s me, Nueve! I hope you haven’t forgotten me. My mom wasn’t feeling well after we got back from the National AKC Championships dog show in Orlando. She had to go the people vet. But she is feeling much better now. I have so much to tell you about the dog show.  I did really good. My mom and dad and Michelle were very proud of me. Every time I entered the show ring with Michelle, I got a ribbon!

Nueve Orlando

One day. we got our picture taken in front of these BIG letters. Michelle was really sparkly.

Nueve Orlando

Another day we went outside. Michelle was dressed in white. Can you believe she showed dogs dressed in white? Mom said she was very brave ’cause I drool a lot.

Nueve Orlando

On the last day, we had our picture taken in front of this big orange curtain. This is my favorite picture ‘ cause Michelle looks like she is ready to go play. I know I was ready to run and play. And I got to play back in my motel room. Michelle gave me Christmas presents early ’cause she said I had been a very good boy.

Nueve Orlando

This one was my favorite. It squeaked a lot and it was big.

Nueve Orlando

I also got a dine-o-roar. I liked it, too! I LOVE toys. And she also got me a very pretty collar.

Nueve Orlando

It’s made out of turquoise and orange sparklies. Michelle loves sparklies. I get to wear it this spring when I go to the American Boxer Club National Top Twenty Show.  It is going to be in Indy-apple-us. They are going to turn out all the lights except for one big one which is going to shine right on me as I run around the ring.

Nueve Orlando

When we got back home, Mom wanted to get a Christmas picture with me, so Dad took it. Later, I had my picture taken with my sister, Sixxy.

Nueve and Sixx

Dad was super tired from all the driving he had to do, so I was sure to give him lots of extra cuddle time. We also took lots of naps.

Nueve Orlando

Yep…giving cuddle time and napping with my dad is just one of my many jobs. I am a working dog. I am Good Boy Nueve!

Nueve SIgnature

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  1. Classic Ann card!!! Gorgeous!

    Congrats Nueve! You are a good boy!

  2. Oh Ann, this is lovely! So elegant and I just love your gorgeous color combo. And here I thought I wasn’t going to get this stamp set! You proved me wrong, my friend. WOWZA!

  3. Ann, what a fabulous challenge to start the “New Year”! We always need birthday cards. Your card is GORGEOUS! The embossed background and the roses are stunning. Love the bow and all the special details! Just WOW!

  4. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    Ann this card is truly stunning and so very ‘you’! I love the combination of vintage image, embossed background and fabulous ribbon and bow. Just stunning!

  5. Oh Ann, this is gorgeous! I love the vintage feel, well everything about it!

  6. Ann, another gorgeously, rich, texture and elegant card. Noone does this style better than you, my friend. I love the vintage colors, too. Just gorgeous. As for Neuve – congratulations to all of you. I know the amount of effort and work that goes into winning those ribbons, but it also takes a very special dog and owner/handler 🙂

  7. All I can say about this card is “WOW”! I LOVE the vintage feel you gave to it…and I admit, the leafy diecuts sold me on the set too! Love them! I will need to be caseing this for my girls for sure! Glad Nueve did so well, and hope you’re feeling better too! I think he makes a pretty good blanket, LOL!

  8. Such a beautiful vintage card! I have always loved the softened, aged look in cards…Shelli Gardener was an expert!…and your card is a perfect example. Also glad you are feeling better, after such whirlwind activities! Love to Nueve and Sixxy.

  9. Love the card, it is exceptionally beautiful. Nueve tells great stories and I know you are proud of his accomplishments. Beautiful fur baby. Have a blessed 2024

  10. What a beautiful card! AND I truly love Nueve and his notes. Congrats on his winning all the ribbons.

  11. What a beautiful card!! I have downloaded the tutorial and will play around with it when my order gets here!! Congrats Nueve on all your ribbons!! Hope mom and dad are well and rested from the journey. Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year!!!

  12. Beautiful card. Love the embossing folder.
    Nueve is also beautiful. Wow..all those ribbons. Congratulations.

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Ann!

  14. Hi Ann!!! I am so glad for you, Dad and Nueve. He deserves all the ribbons and prizes he wins. I am sure Michelle enjoys as much as you do. Hope your Christmas was beautiful and all my best wishes for this 2024, FOR ALL OF YOU!!!

  15. A beautiful card and a beautiful dog. Boxers are my husband’s favorite dogs. Congratulations.

  16. This card is stunning for sure! And good job, Nueve! and the whole team!

  17. I love the card! It is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Congrats on all of Nueve’s wins and Happy New Year!

  18. Ann, your card is wonderful and so is Nueve’s story…except for you being sick. He is such a good storyteller and everyone is photogenic. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  19. Stunning card. Love the Vintage look of them roses. along with the color combination. The colors go so well together.

    Congratulations to you Nueve on your wins.

    Anytime is a good time to sit back, relax and take a nice doggie nap.
    Have an enjoyable weekend and stay warm & stay safe.

  20. Bonnielee McGuire

    Wow, Ann! My heart skipped a beat when I saw that card! Magnificent! Hope you are feeling better. Nueve sure is a star!! And Michele, those dimples : ) Will Nueve be invited back to Westminster this year? All the blessings to you and your tribe for 2024.

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