I'm happy to report that we didn't get the ice storm that was expected, which is wonderful! We didn't really even get much rain. Now if I had not planned ahead, we would have gotten a terrible storm and the power would have been out for a week! Unfortunately, everyone was not so lucky. There were lots of car accidents due to the ice in other areas where people were hurt or killed. Please keep those families in your prayers.
You may recognize this stamp set from Sunday's card. It is the Fair Isle Borders set which I used for the Scandinavian Noel card seen below.
While I had still had this stamp set out, I saw my email that said the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Challenge is Winter Birthday. I have made cards for winter birthdays but they always just had the birthday theme, nothing specific for winter. The brand new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Chill Out. I think with my sweater background, my card helps with the chilly weather to warm up the birthday girl, so I'm entering it in that challenge, too. I am also entering it in the Seize The Birthday Challenge Anything Goes.
Since I already had my Papertrey Ink Fair Isle Borders stamp set out and my stamps on my MISTI, I decided these stamps would work well for this challenge and put it back to work! Instead of stamping each line a different color, I used my Kaliedacolor ink pad. If you aren't familiar with Kaliedacolor ink pads, you need to check them out. (Joann.com has the cheapest prices I've seen where you can get them 40% or 50% off, depending on their sales.) There are five little ink pads that are stored in one case, but with a small space between them. When you open the ink pad, there's a little piece of plastic that you push which moves the little separate ink pads right next to each other. In the pad I used, Berry Blaze, this creates an ombre look that goes from pinks to purples. When you are finished with the ink pad, you move the five little ink pads back to where they were so they store separate from each other and don't all blend into one big mess. One of the great parts of these ink pads is that the lid won't fit on the case until the ink pads are separate from each other. This way you can't accidentally leave them close to each other where they would accidentally blend together! Using this ink pad, it was super easy to create multicolored look on my card!
After my stamping was done, I mounted my paper on matching colors of card stock from My Favorite Things. I took pink and white twine and made a big "X" across the front of my card with it. Then, I added a die cut I made from Papertrey Ink's Fillable Frames series in purple so my words would really stand out against the busy background. I cut PTI's Wish Big sentiment out of purple, Boysenberry, card stock once and pink, Razzle Berry, card stock three times. I glued the pink die cuts right on top of each other and then glued them to the purple one so it was offset just a bit. This gave the sentiment a matching shadow. It also gave the words a lot of dimension, which you can see in this picture below.
I love the bright and cheery nature of this card. I'm not sure who I will send this to, however I know how gray and depressing the winter days can get. Hopefully, this card will really brighten up the birthday girl's day!
I hope you've enjoyed my three cards as much as enjoyed making them and putting them here for you to see! Hopefully, I will have more cards to share with you soon!
I used the following supplies to make this card:
Fair Isle Background Borders by Papertrey Ink
Berry Blaze Kaleidacolor Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Stamper's Select White Card Stock by Papertrey Ink
Ripe Raspberry and Boysenberry Card Stock by My Favorite Things
Big Basics: Wish Big and Fillable Frames #10 Dies by Papertrey Ink
Doodle Twine Brights Assortment by Doodlebug
Scotch Double Sided Mounting Tape by 3M