Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dear Hubby!!




Today is my husband's birthday!! I made his card yesterday with a bit of old and some new stuff...fun!! Last Sunday, I saw this great color challenge at the Paper Players...but my mojo was nowhere to be found. Fortunately, many of the gals from the Paper Players are at the Stampin' Up convention, so I still had time to play along.


I started out with a Crumb Cake base. I added a piece of retired Poppy Parade pattern paper from last year's catalog. It won't be long before I need to buy the current larger paper stack! I stamped "Sail Away" in Basic Gray onto Whisper White card stock, sponging some Baja Breeze for the water and a bit in the sky. This stamp did not make the new catalog, but is available from the Summer Mni until August 31st. I layered it on Baja Breeze card stock, tearing the edges of both layers. My larger sentiment is from"Word Play" which I just purchased (finally!) I am going to use this set a LOT! It is stamped with Poppy Parade, but I stamped it again in Baja Breeze so I could cut out the globe and add it with a dimensional. I outlined that layer with my Basic Gray marker. I needed a little something, and decided to stamp the happy birthday from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" in Poppy Parade onto Crumb Cake card stock, punching it out with the curly label punch. Finally, I added some non-SU twine and a retired Basic Gray corduroy button.


I am really pleased with how this turned out! More importantly, Bruce loves his card, too! You should try out the Paper Players Challenge...it's a fun one!


Inky {{{HUGS}}}

18 comments:

  1. oh i love this card...the theme and the color challenge...i especially like the sentiment

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  2. Great combination of the image and sentiment! I know he will love this card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

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  3. It is a gorgeous card and I am so glad he liked it (I know it makes my day when hubby appreciates my work ;)

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  4. Great stamp set...the sailboat is beautiful. I love the tearing technique you used on the card.

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  5. I'd say that you have definetly found your mojo now, Kim! This card is fantastic. I love how you restamped and popped the world up on the dimensional and the twine and button finishes it all off beautifully. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!

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  6. www.silkeshimazu.wordpress.comJuly 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    This is awesome! I love everything about this card.

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  7. Fabulous card. I love the sentiment.

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  8. WOW! This is fabulous! LOVE how you used the red on this wonderful "guy" card. So very pretty.
    Lynn

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  9. Beautiful card. The colors are great together!

    Have a great day!

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  10. Love this card ... love all the details, the twine, button torn edges ... they all add up to a fabulous creation.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Players!

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  11. What a great card Kim! I love the layout & image you used....very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

    I hope your DH has a very nice birthday!!

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  12. Perfect way to use these colors--and yes, Word Play is an awesome set! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Players this week!

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  13. GREAT card Kim! Love how you've used the colors especially on the sentiment and your layout is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

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  14. Gorgeous card! Great job with the color combo!

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  15. This card is an awesome masculine card! LOVE the button and twine at the top. Looks like you decorated the inside as well. Do you have a photo of that?

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  16. Kim, this is such a great card! I love that stamp and it looks so perfect with the striped DSP. The twine and the corduroy button tie it all together beautifully. I'm sure your husband loved his card. Congrats on your Cut Above pick at the Paper Players this week! Hugs! :)

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