Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Birthday Challenge

Challenge 4
New Year’s Eve gives some people the hope of a new beginning, a fresh start, the BIRTH of a NEW DAY!!!! Lindsey’s BIRTHDAY is January 4th so in celebration of the New Year AND Lindsey’s Birthday, make a Birthday card!!!
SCS Keyword: JBENYE4

This is the final challenge of the night. How do you make a birthday card for a stamp diva's birthday? I wanted something with rich colors and I definitely wanted to pay attention to all the small details. I started by using Taylor's Cupcake Challenge 48. The layout was perfect and it sure is a keeper!! For my rich colors, I choose Basic Grey Eva papers. It's cheery enough for a birthday card, but still very elegant. That strip under the button is actually a really deep deep purple. Did you know that Basic Grey also makes stamps!!! I love this new set called Granola Bitsy Lotus . I inked it up with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria and stamped it out twice. The top petals were cut out and raised with a dimensional. I also add a Basic Grey Eva brad. Don't you love it when everything matches perfectly :) I stamped some leaves with VersaMagic Hint of Pesto and added some faux stitching along the edges. I dug the button out of my stash and attached it with white Scrapper's Floss. Can y'all tell that I luff Basic Grey paper? I used it on every challenge card tonight. I hope that y'all are able to play along. Remember the deadline to enter for the CARD CHALLENGES is 1/4/09 by 12pm EST! I can't wait to see what y'all come up with. Lindsey is giving away some great prizes to the winner of each challenge. Be sure to check out the Design Team's blogs for more wonderful inspiration and blog candy! I've got my bubbly chillin' and we are about to start munchin' on some finger foods while we watch the NYE bash with Ryan Seacrest. I hope y'all have a wonderful evening celebrating the start of a New Year!!!!!!

Stamps: Basic Grey Bitsy Lotus, A Muse sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey Eva, TAC white
Ink: VesaMagic Perfect Plumeria & Hint of Pesto, Palette Noir
Other: Basic Grey Eva brads, dimensional, button, white Scrapper's floss

13 comments:

Ravengirl said...

This is a beautiful card! I love Basic Grey too! I have been wanting to buy all the fun accessories but just haven't broken down yet!

StampinCathy said...

This is just fabulous. Love the colors and your layout.

Rachel Hope said...

Gorgeous Kim!!! I Luff BG papers and stamps!

Jill said...

Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous! Well done!
Happy New Year!

Jennifer Buck said...

Very pretty, Kim! I love this one!

jana z said...

what a stunning card! thanks for sharing it with us. happy new year! :)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Oh WOW!!!!!! This is just gorgeous Kim! Love all the details, colors...WOW!

Barb said...

This is just beautiful, Kim! LOVE the color choice!!

Kisa Peters said...

Why why why didn't I order the EVa papers and Lotus stamp? WHYYY??? This is gorgeous!

Rhonda said...

Happy New Year Kim! This is stunning!!! Love EVERYTHING about it!! Completely gorgeous!

Leslie said...

Oooh! A challenge! I love what you did!

Cindy Karasz said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card! Love it all!

Kelly said...

I really love this card Kim, so pretty!!

Kelly