Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's the Birthday Mash!

Hi Stamping Friends!

Well, I haven't blogged for a week, but I have stamped.  So here I am catching up a bit.  I definitely want to get this card posted, since the blog deadline is in about half an hour!  LOL

When I saw the Friday Mashup posted last Friday, I saw the colors and was stumped.  VERY tough combo...especially since I am not a big fan of summer starfruit or tangerine tango.  BUT I had to give it a IS a challenge, right?  The colors were tricky (summer starfruit, island indigo, tangerine tango, early espresso, & sahara sand), but the challenge to use different patterns helped out.  I also found an old sketch challenge on splitcoaststampers to get my creative juices going.

My card base is sahara sand, with a layer of very vanilla.  Using dsp, it was easy to get different patterns.  The strip of indigo and the square of espresso houndstooth are both from SU's Festival of Prints.  The starfruit square is from SU's Comfort Cafe. My image and sentiment are from SU Flight of the Butterfly, an easy 2-step stamping set.  Tangerine tango and sahara sand layers were also added.  The ribbon is basic gray taffeta (I was thinking I needed to add gray...oops), and the big designer button has a bit of indigo bakers twine.

I am pretty happy with the results.  But what amazes me the most is this:  this card has already been mailed to its recipient!  Created Sunday, photographed Monday, mailed Tuesday, blogged Wednesday!  Not bad, huh?

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Waving hi, Kim! What a cute card! Love how you mixed the colors together. Thank you for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. Another lovely creation Kim! Love the combination of pattern papers. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!
    Hugs :)