Monday, March 28, 2011

a Not so Shabby Birthday

Happy Monday all! If you have been keeping up with my posts lately, I have been having a relaxing couple of days doing what I like best...hunkering down and getting inky. It really has been nice just stamping for stamping sake, and getting some cards out of the way to replenish my stash as the fresh spring air and warmer days head our way.

 It was also nice to check out all the challenges that I have been missing, and doing some (well more than some) lurking on some of my favorite blogs. Awhile ago, I happened on the SUO challenge blog. I always frequent it, but rarely play along. I had a chance to play along in the last one, as a card that I had allready made fit the challenge. Happen stance really. This week I made it a point to play along.  How could I not, the challenge was to make a birthday card. The hostess even states that out of all the cards we make, birthday cards have to be on the top of our lists. Isn't that why we started stamping and taking up this hobby anyway..saying to ourselves look at all the money I am going to save making my own brithday cards. (hee-hee)

For my challenge card I used a sentiment from the Bring on the cake set found in the SU Occasions mini catalog, and Vintage Vogue. My papers are a mix of Love letters DSP, and News Print DSP, and both are current. Gasp! Yes, you read that right....I used current DSP!! :) I added some Crochet trim,  black Satin ribbon, faux stitching, and a vanilla button tied with some black thread to finish it off. Not to "shabby" if I do say so myself! :) Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek! Details below -

Heather :)

Stamps - Bring on the cake, Vintage Vogue
Paper - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Love letters DSP, Newsprint DSP
Ink - black, Crumb Cake, More Mustard
Accessories - Scallop edge punch, 3/4 circle, ity bity circle punch, Paper pircer, mat pack, black marker, Black Satin ribbon, Crochet trim, basic preals, black thread, dimensional dots, sponge


Shabby Horse said...

Stunning card! My jaw dropped when I saw this. It's gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Trying to pick myself up from laughing about "all the money saved". So true with me too!! This is absolutely stunning! So glad to see you at SUO Challenges this week!

Jen Timko

Heidi Baks said...

Ooooh, I love your pairing of paper and stamp set, Heather! Love the black & white! Thanks for playing SUO challenges.

Julie Gearinger said...

Heather, this is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on being the top pick for the SUO Birthday Card Challenge- you are so deserving. Love all of the vintage details- thanks for sharing:-)