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Sunday, February 7, 2016

birthday adventures

This post may or may not appear on my website - my computer has been disconnecting itself from the internet approximately every five minutes for a week or two now.  I haven't had much luck finding what needs to be fixed and may have to take it in - aack!  With or without a blog post, though, I needed 3 birthday cards for this month and only had one ready.  As usual, I looked for a challenge to get me started and found a fun sketch at the Watercooler:

stamp set - Best of Birthdays (retired); ink - Tangelo Twist; card stock - Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray; designer series paper - Confetti (retired)

I see I forgot the three embellishments for the right side, but that might have been a bit too busy.

The card that I did have ready had an envelope that was intended to coordinate, but it was stamped in the wrong color - I'm betting I mailed one to someone else with a similar mismatch.  I made a new envelope, and then I thought I should make a card that did coordinate with the envelope.  The paper on this one is retired, also, but the stamp set is current:

stamp set - Endless Birthday WIshes; ink - Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake; card stock - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight; designer series paper - Epic Day; punch - scalloped circle; Big Shot with Circle Card thinlits; baker's twine - Calypso Coral (? retired)
In retrospect, it may have looked better if the cake were stamped in Crumb Cake and the sentiment in Calypso Coral, but I was concentrating on making it match the envelope. ;/  I didn't think it was bad enough to be pulled apart and corrected, anyway.  I kind of love this paper and wish I'd used more of it when it was still available, and bought a second package to hoard save for special projects.  :)


Heidi Weaver said...

I totally agree, Kathe. Adding those three embellishments would have been far too busy considering the amount of detail in the DSP which you've used. Love the birthday card and the way the patterned layer compliments the four squares of DSP so beautifully. Because the colours work so well together, what could have been far too much pattern actually works to make this card seem like one big celebration. Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Heather Hopson said...

Hi Kathe, Nice cards and I love the colors!

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful card, Kathe! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT @ WWC