Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Birthday with a Double Challenge!

Tomorrow, I am hosting a birthday party for my mother-in-law, so of course, I needed a card. I combined this week's color challenge on splitcoaststampers (it's been ages since I have participated!) with this week's Paper Players blog challenge...due in 20 minutes!! Aaaack!! It is due on Fridays at midnight...but Pacific time. So yes, it is nearly 2 a.m. in my home. I should be in bed! LOL!!

The Paper Player's Challenge is Anything Goes, with a Fall theme. Well, the color challenge is a fabulous fall palatte...more mustard, always artichoke, and bravo burgundy. Easy to combine these challenges!!

All of the productgs used are from Stampin' Up except those 2 little gold beads. I have had them for years...just wanted some shine, and it was too late to add brads. (Yes, the leaves
were already attached!)
I started with an always artichoke card base, and added a layer of very vanilla which was embossed with the big shot and square lattice impressions folder, then sponged with mustard and burgundy inks. I stamped the sentiment from On Your Birthday in burgundy on vanilla card stock, tore the edges a bit, then sponged with artichoke ink. I layered it with some spice cake dsp and burgundy card stock. I used sizzix leaves die and the big shot, then embossed the leaves also with the square lattice folder. Some dimensionals make this a plump card...but it will be hand delivered! One more thing...I added 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in the challenge colors.

Now...gotta get some sleep. I have a lot of house cleaning to do before the party!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Lovely "Fall" card for the challenge, good luck!

  2. Gorgeous card! This sentiment is perfect with the offset leaf design. Lovin' the torn paper. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  3. Oh this is gorgeous! I love how your cards really make me feel the fall!! The card is very elegant/stylish.

  4. Beautiful card! I just love all that embossing and the colours are fabulous! The sentiment is lovely and looks great on the torn papers. Hope the birthday party goes wonderfully and your MIL has a great day!

  5. awww what an AWESOME fall card this is Kim! I absolutly love it!!