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Monday, April 2, 2012


Don't forget about my blog candy giveaway here...... WOW...... I'll post the winner on Saturday.
Well, we thought Spring was here in sunny California, but a big storm came in this weekend and we're expected freezing record weather by Thursday. What the heck???
Feeling the Spring, I pulled out my brighter colors and created this birthday card for a friend.

 I'm using some Suzy West WOW embossing powder in Opaque Blue Azure and a WOW clear stamp. I loved this stamp. it reminded me of vintage wall paper and when I stamped in on the cardstock, the texture made it look even more like wallpaper.
 My mom had this kind of flocked wall paper in RED in our kitchen when I was growing up. I blended in Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge to give it a weathered looked and  really liked it with the blue.
If you click the pic, you'll be able to see how nice the embossing powder creates the texture. I also used my Want2Scrap bling. Did you know you can change the color of the bling with distress inks and alcohol inks? The celebrate word came from Teresa Collins' Giving Thanks line. I love those transparencies!
 This is the inside of the card and you can see where I just ran my distress ink over the clear stones and made it coppery. Likin' that look.
I'm hooking up with Sugar Creek Hollow's Challenge and Cowgirl Up Challenge this week.


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Kim
Strange weather here in my part of the world with record temps for March just last week yet one week on .... snow. It is expected to be -4 tonight.
Anyway your card is so lovely the blue and copper absolutely striking.

Sherri Caramico said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE CARD and the way you used the stamp and embossing powder - really nice!

Sunnie said...

Real cute card, I like making birthday cards too, nothing this fancy though! Good job!

Mynnette said...

WOW! is right!!! LOVE the colors you've used--and all the swirls are amazing! :)

Daniele said...

love the blue that you have used, loks very vinatge, so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow

Patti P. said...

Sorry you are getting that cold snap for Easter, we are some cooler here in VA but not bad...loving the early spring. Your stamp and the embossing is gorgeous on your card, love the added bling and thanks for the tip!
Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, I love this card!!! You are so talented!! and it is amazing!!!! Wishing you a Happy Easter~

sandee said...

Loving the look of the bling with the distress inks over them, awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that wallpaper look and great tip on the bling!
thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow
Linda SCH DT

Terry said...

Lovely tag and it does look just like vintage wallpaper! Yes, the weather has been very unusual in CA and more rain on the way! Have a great week!