1.16.2015

Birthday Wishes

Did you SEE the incredible inspiration photo for the Cure for the Monday Blues challenge this week? Oh, for the love of all things gold and shiny! I HAD to play along this time around. I simply HAD to do it.


And when I saw that, I also thought of the fabulous Sketch Challenge over on the Winnie & Walter Birthday Bash festivities, and well, my friends, it was just meant to be. I pulled these two bits of inspiration together to create a super fun card that I love super lots and uses a whole bunch of my favorite companies! WHAT?! Yup. Totally.

Birthday Wishes in Gold


I die cut some DCWV chalkboard cardstock (yes, they make that, yes, it's awesome, yes, you need some) using the pierced circle dies from Spellbinders which I have raved about so many times now, that I'm just assuming you own them, and then heat embossed some gorgeous Winnie & Walter stamps in GOLD! Because...gold. I stamped a simple heart with Gold Delicata ink to create that polka dot feel from the inspiration photo. LOVE!!! A bit of Bossy Joscie flair and May Arts ribbon add just the right finishing touch along with a puffy heart sticker from Pinkfresh Studio. (All supplies will be linked at the bottom of this post. That was a lot, I'm aware. HA)

Birthday Wishes in Gold (detail)


Oh...and gold cardstock. I seriously love that gold cardstock. I will be honest, it wasn't the cheapest stuff in the world, but I invested in a pack and I am using every SCRAP of that stuff! For reals, though. It's gorgeous.

Here is that supply list I mentioned (Links to Simon Says Stamp are affiliate links. Your support is always appreciated.)

Cardstock: Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White, DCWV Chalkboard Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp black
Stamps: Winnie & Walter Happy Christmas, Winnie & Walter a Tree for All Seasons, Winnie & Walter Picture Perfect
Dies: Pierced Circles by Spellbinders
Ink: VersaMark, Gold Delicata by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko
Sticker: Up in the Clouds Collection by Pinkfresh Studio
Flair: Bossy Joscie
Ribbon: May Arts
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! Gold Detail
Tools: Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine, Milwaukee Heat Tool, Fiskars Stamp Press

Have a Happy!




15 comments:

  1. DELIGHTFUL card - LOVE IT!!!
    LOVE the techniques & products you combined together too!!!
    GOOD LUCK with the challenges :)

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  2. Gorgeous card! LOVE the gold embossing!!! ♥

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  3. Very pretty--yes, gold is a good thing . . .

    :)

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  4. Who won your Clearsnap seasons givings blog hop prize please? Thanks

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  5. Oooooo!! Super gorgeous card! Looooove that flair! Holla! And the gold and black...swoon! Just striking!

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  6. Wow! So elegant and beautiful.
    Caroline xxx

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  7. Love the placement of the sweet little hearts for the background!

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  8. I really must choose more 'must play' inspirations if this is the kind of card I can expect to be entered! Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  9. This is STUNNING!!! I love the colors, the fun glitter flair and the gold hearts. Such a fabulous card!!

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