Jan 30 2009

Bloggers Challenge 84 – Birthday

Hmmm, take 2!  I had my whole post written, went to Save Draft and LOST the entire post!  Don’t know WHAT happened, but here I am trying again!

Today’s Bloggers Challenge was to create a birthday theme card.  I pulled out my brand new, Goody Goody Gumdrops stamp set.  Of course, it needed to be mounted first.  I love the Sundae image.  I started by stamping the little cherry in Basic Black randomly over a strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock and coloring in the image with Real Red.  I layered that over Real Red and added the Eyelet Border punch with a strip of Whisper White.  I stamped the Sundae in Basic Black on Whisper White and colored it with Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Real Red markers, then added some Dazzling Diamonds to the ice cream and Crystal Effects to the cherry.  Layered it to Basic Black and Real Red cardstock.  I added some piercing to the top corners, added the greeting and it is ready to go.  A fairly simple card with lots of FUN elements.  Oh…and did you notice the new Organza ribbon…it is sheer with a satin stripe…YUM!  Love it!

We are continuing with COLD weather here…I am so DONE with winter!  Come on SPRING!!!  I think I’ll head to my studio today and make up some spring cards to help warm me up!  Have a great weekend!

Set:  Goody Goody Gumdrop
C/S: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Inks:  Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Real Red markers
Other:  Eyelet Border Punch, Organza Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Piercing tool and mat


14 People have left comments on this post

Jan 30, 2009 - 10:01:31
Rachel Hope said:

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, delicious card!!!!

Jan 30, 2009 - 02:01:01
Kristen said:

Looks good enough to eat. What a fun card! TFS!

Jan 30, 2009 - 04:01:53
Ida said:

This looks YUMMY! The cherry background you created is wonderful and really goes well with the Sundae and the Cherry on Top sentiment. Very cute card. – I agree,

Jan 30, 2009 - 07:01:37
Lisa said:

Love the addition of the DD on the ice cream

Jan 30, 2009 - 08:01:01

This is just darling Connie! I love the cherries! Too cute! 😀

Jan 30, 2009 - 10:01:00
kim howard said:

No fair teasing us SSUS Biggest Losers with this yummy looking sundae 😉

Jan 30, 2009 - 10:01:20

I love this stamp set and color combo…I love a whole post tonight also…grrrrrrrrrrr..when that happens..
connie paxman

Jan 31, 2009 - 11:01:37
Lisa B. said:

Connie! This is fabulous! Love how you used the cherry to make your own DSP! Super cute!

Jan 31, 2009 - 02:01:00
Sheryl said:

Great card! The colors are perfect–made me think of an old fashion ice cream shop–crisp and clean.

Jan 31, 2009 - 08:01:29

Great card Connie! I love your homemade dp background. And I agree — come on spring!

Feb 1, 2009 - 12:02:46
Marcia said:

Very cute Connie, love your cherry ‘paper’ you made too!

🙂 Marcia

Feb 1, 2009 - 02:02:05

very nice…where is the spoon? i wanna bite! lol! great job!

Feb 1, 2009 - 04:02:15

I LOVE this card – it looks just like an old fashioned soda shoppe! Great job on the custom paper too!

Feb 1, 2009 - 10:02:42

This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites! This card is just yumm-o-riffic! Great job with the challenge ~ as usual ~ you rock Connie!