Hello!! Yup, its the first big one!! So happy about this!! Its been a little over two years since I started this blog, and little more since I came across card making.. and its been a fantastic experience!! 🙂 I can see for myself where I stand now, when compared to when I started – I see even how and where I improved, and I am pretty happy about where I stand now.
To mark this small celebration of mine, I made this card for myself – I’ve combined quite a few of my favorite things here – color blending, sparkle and shine, embossing..I even thought of making it a shaker card, but refrained.. Of course, I like clean and simple as much as I like colors and bling now, but since this was a celebration, I went with the latter! 😉
I’ve used some new and some very old supplies here – the newest being the goody bag from Simon Says Stamp. This is the first time I am using it – I had received April 2015 card kit – and the stamp set in it – Big Birthday Wishes – seemed just perfect to make this card!
And the oldest one – Memento Brilliance inks. I know there are some better metallic inks out there now, but these are one of the first supplies I have brought for card making. I had assumed that they had dried up – imagine my surprise and delight that they were very much not dry!! 😀 I used them to my heart’s content here!! I love the subtle shine it adds – so beautiful! 🙂
I am just listing the supplies used here, instead of going about the details, as I usually so (also, the card is pretty straight forward, no hidden techniques used!)
Stamps: SSS Big Birthday Wishes, SSS Birthday Bits, Winnie & Walter Scenery: Stripes
Dies: Mama Elephant So Sew
Heat Embossing: Zing white embossing powder
Inks for background blending: Scattered Straw distress ink, PTI Melon Berry and Hero Arts Neon Purple inks. Stamping with Memento Brilliance Platinum
Inks for candles: various Memento Inks and Hero Arts Inks
Inks for flames: Hero Arts Neon Sunshine and Neon Orange, Memento Brilliance Cosmic Copper
Dots around the flames: Scattered Straw and Memento Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Embellishing: Champagne sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, Silver stickles
I am also submitting this card to a few challenges –
Addicted to Stamps and More #200: Birthday… Challenge #200 & 4th Birthday…Yay!! More celebrations!! 🙂
Stamplorations: 3rd Birthday.. and even more celebrations!! Congratulations, Stamplorations! 🙂
Paru’s Card Making Challenge: July Challenge: Birthday……Happy Birthday (month??) Paru!!
Seize the Birthday (no toppings for my card!)
Finally, thank you, my family, my blogging friends, and each and every person who has stopped by my blog, for the support and encouraging comments – I couldn’t have done without them!!
Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂