Monday, January 28, 2013

Birthday Wishes

There are two birthdays that I needed cards for in January, both at the end of the month, and I had both on my list since the 4th...(Can you say procrastinator?)

So I got myself together Thursday afternoon last week to get one of the cards made for my SIL's birthday today. I was hoping to beat the mail carrier to our mailbox and save a trip to the post office. It snowed Thursday, and while I love it from my window, I am not too sure this So Cal Ex-Pat (as hubs recently described me) wants to drive in it.  Call me a wuss, I can take it!

It was a mad rush of stamping, embossing, coloring, and embellishing...TWICE. I smeared when I was almost done the first time, it was not something that could be covered up by popping something up over the smear (yes I have done that!) and I had to make the stamped portion again. Patience is not my strong suit. 

However, I can say I was victorious. I beat the postman to the box and I love the card, especially that little bit of curved ribbon at the bottom of the paper flower. I also changed up the sentiment placement the second time around.

Do you ever have a mad rush card to make?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Stamp: Hero Arts All: K5486, LP237
Marker: Memento, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk, Lilac Posies, New Sprout, Dandelion, Tangelo
Cardstock: Recollections, DCVW
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Embellishment: MS Half Pearls, Studio 21 Half Pearl, Unknown flower
Embossing: Recollections Clear
Fiber: MS Stewart Ribbon
Card Size:5.5 by 4.25 inches


Kristi said...

Hey Cat,
Lovely card I love that stamp and how you colored it. I'm sure your SIL will cherish it! Glad you beat the postman to the box: I don't want to drive in the snow either!☺

Kristi said...

Oh and yes, I make mad dash cards rather frequently. They usually look terrible but oh well!

MS said...

So pretty! And you're not a wuss. I only love looking at the snow from inside too! Or maybe I'm a wuss too, lol!

sheza said...

The stamp and the way you colored it are very detail. It makes the card stand out.