Saturday, 12 January 2013

Winter birthday ....

.... Hi everyone - yesterday turned out to be a lovely day - started off warm, wet and foggy, but by the afternoon it was warm (relatively so) and sunny.  The snow has virtually gone too! I was able to make a birthday card for one of Kathryn's friends - I used a few challenges:



Stamps: Funstamps - Scribble Snowman (FM131); Simon Says - Sayings; PTI - Movers & Shakers Sentiments
Inks:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up! - Bashful Blue
Dies: Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A (S5-131) # 6 & 7, A2 Matting Basics B (S5-132) # 7
Accessories:  Stampin' Up Card - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery; Cuttlebug EF - Snowflakes; Promarkers - Mustard, Cocktail Pink, Meadow Green, Warm Grey 1; White Lustre Card and Organza ribbon from stash



I think snowflakes and snowmen are just perfect for a winter birthday card and these soft pastel colours mean that it really can't be mistaken for a Christmas card!  I have to admit that I was a bit stumped by these colours at first, but they work really well on the card.  I used my new Matting Basic dies to cut the layers - so easy to get perfect borders.  I embossed the white card with snowflakes and then made the bow (getting much better at them) and added it before attaching the panel to the card.  This is my favourite snowman stamp - he's just so jolly!!  I stamped him twice, adding some shadow and colouring his hat and scarf.  I cut the hat and scarf out to layer for some dimension.  Love the fun birthday sentiment (thanks Tara) which I stamped in Bashful Blue and lightly inked the edges with Meadow Green.  For the inside, I made a green mat and stamped a snowman and birthday sentiment on to the white panel.  This is now ready for next week's party.

I do hope you have a good weekend planned.  That's all for now - see you soon.

19 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

What a great card for a winter birthday and such a cute little snowman

Anne

mypapercraftworld said...

Yup, he's such a cute snowman ... love the depth and dimension from the snowflake embossing and popped up clothes! Anita :)

Sue Lelli said...

Super CUTE card, Deb! LOVE the embossed background and the popped snowman!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Deborah! Love the darling snowman and embossed background! Have a great weekend!

Julia Aston said...

Hi Deborah! happy weekend! what a sweet little snowman on this winter B'day card!

Broni said...

What a super cute winter birthday card, Deborah! I'm so glad you could play along with us in the Color Throwdown challenge!!

Ardyth said...

That snowman is adorable! I don't really think of pastels as winter colours usually (not sure why), but this really works - it captures the softness of a bright but not sunny winter day. Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Deborah!

Helen said...

Oh this is so cute Deborah - love the little snowman and that embossed snowflake background. It works so well in those pretty pastel colours too! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Deborah, love the sweet image and gorgeous design.

Donna x

Jen W. said...

Fabulous use of the colours, Deborah - they totally had me stumped. And that snowman is adorable! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

An adorable snowman Deborah, love the snowflake embossed background. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Judy1223 said...

Deborah, I love that Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, the perfect backdrop to your sweet snowman! Amazing coloring and shading on the snowman image, too. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Maureen Merritt said...

The embossing is simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Marybeth said...

This adorable Deborah ! Love the little snowman and the embossed card. We are sunny but cold for us . We like cold then we can have a nice warm fire.

Kim Heggins said...

Deborah, this is just so sweet! I am loving this little guy all done up in pastels and that wintery soft bow is too cute.

Jeanne J said...

Eeek! That snowman is adorable! He looks perfect agains that embossed background too!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little snowman is just tooo cute and I love all the snowflake texture in the background!!! Thanks for playing along with us again at the Color Throwdown!!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Your snowman is adorable and I love the embossed background!

Michelle said...

I so love this card, Deborah! The colors, the snowman, and the fun sentiment make the perfect card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel!

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