December 28, 2014

Warm Birthday Wishes

Hi ya'll!

How has your weekend been?  Everything here is covered in white, and it's freezing.  R is NOT happy about the cold weather, but he's done a good job at staying warm, indoors. lol  Hulk on the other hand, has had a blast in the snow.  It's his first time being in it, so he's having fun rolling around in it, and trying to eat as much as he can.  He was adorable on Thursday night, jumping up and trying to bite at the snowflakes, as they hit him in the face.  He's so big that you forget he's still just a puppy. lol

While R has been cooking, and watching football, I have been in my crafty space.  I am excited about today's card.  I recently received my Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit, and oh my goodness, are the papers gorgeous!  I LOVED every single one of them.  I actually made three cards with it already.  Here is the first.

See what I mean about the papers?!  I adore this color combo, and am going to use every bit of my card kid this month, for sure.  I used some of my new SSS goodies that I got from R for Christmas on this card.  I layered the two snow flake dies, and then added another silver one (that you can't see) from Pretty Pink Posh.  For a bit of interest I clear embossed some polka dots on the sentiment panel, before stamping my sentiment in three different fonts.  I'm a bit bummed that you can't tell in the picture, but "birthday" is stamped in a deep purple and then clear embossed as well.  It's rich, and shiny, and gorgeous in real life.  I'm also kinda bummed that you can't see the sparkle on the wreath under the sentiment.  It's coated with a layer of Dazzling Diamonds.  This card turned out exactly how I had hoped though, and I'm sure the recipient will love it as much as I do.  I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday: Birthday (optional: silver and gold, which I did not use)
Crazy 4 Challenges #266: Winter Themed Birthday Card

I'll be back soon, with my next card.  I hope you have a wonderful day!


What's In It?
Paper: Bazzill Deep Purple & Aqua Shimmer Textured Cardstock, Light Gray Cardstock, SU! Whisper White Cardstock, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Lots To Say, Mama Elephant Polar Pals, Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine, Simon Says Stamp Christmas
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuexdo Black Dye Ink, VersaFine Imperial Purple Pigment Ink
Accessories: Nestabilites Large Smooth Circle Dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies, Simon Says Stamp Maryanne Snowflake Die, Simon Says Stamp Kate Snowflake Die, Memory Box Frostyville Wreath Die, Pretty Pink Posh Snowflake Confetti, Studio Calico Purple Gem, SU! Dazzling Details


Patti J said...

Great card, and that color combo! The paper is wonderful! Sure hope that you are well. I've been MIA but will try to do better next year! Hugs...

Heather said...

A stunning card Steph, I love your background papers and beautiful die-cut wreath and snowflake!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Wishing you all the best for the New Year
Heather xx

Colleen said...

I may not be able to see all the sparkle and shine, but I can clearly see this is a stunning card! I too love the colors, I can see why you are excited about all the papers in this kit! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

JoAnn said...

I agree, a very Stunning card. I love the colors and the die-cuts. It looks like an exciting kit from Simon Says. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

KimCreate said...

WOW, you made an amazing card with the kit. I agree these papers are stunning! But your design with the die cut snow circle and the warm birthday wishes is just gorgeous!

Glenda J said...

Love the colours and the fabulous details. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful!!!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous! Love what you have done with the kit! Thank you so much for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge with us over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)