1.09.2014

Birthday inspired - You're Fabulous!



  
 
Hi friends!
 It's almost the weekend!  I hope you had a safe, warm week :)
I'll be venturing to the Biscayne Nature Center tomorrow
for my son's field trip to the Seagrass Adventure, picnic and more!
Which means I had to get crafty tonight!




I just adore The Alley Way Stamps.  When I first saw
this week's inspiration photo, my thoughts were "too fun!"
What a gorgeous photo ~ love that little pop of gold on the balloons.
 I decided to go in a different direction with my card
and make the sentiment from All About You the focal point.  I haven't embossed in forever and remembered I had some gold embossing powder.
I gave the card a black background and stamped snowflakes
from the Jolly Holiday set in coordinating colors with my SU! inks.
I wanted to play along with the CASE Study #173 this week
and used the sketch as my card design.
 Here are the two inspirations:
 

 
 I'll also enter this into the Art Impressions Challenge #125 -
Expect the Unexpected (Use something from your stash:
the stamps, the very old SU! inks!)
the Case Study Challenge 173 and
TAWS Be Inspired 45
Little Red Wagon - All Purpose Card

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

28 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the BG Dp- so colorful- and the beautifully embossed sentiment- awesome! The field trip sounds like a blast!

Sabine said...

Oh how beautiful!! The gold embossing is amazing! Love your take on the inspiration! Thanks for joining the TAWS Be Inspired challenge!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Your colors match the inspiration perfectly! I like that you focused on the sentiment. Great card!

Olga said...

I love it, super fantastic card!!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your gold embossed sentiment and edges with this bright and colorful design! Sensational, Kelly!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Kelly, your card is perfect! The gold embossing is an amazing touch!!!

Doni High said...

Kelly, This is one fantastic card!
The gold embossing framed in black looks great and I was inspired to NOT put away my snowflake stamps yet because with the right colors they take on a new life! TFS

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Kelly, your creation is stunning!! I love the gold embossing for the sentiment and your background really makes it pop nicely! :) Funtabulous job my friend! Enjoy your day! HUGS

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the embossed sentiment!! It looks amazing!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JanR said...

What a lovely sentiment! The gold embossing is amazing! I also love the bit of pearls you added. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, this is such a fresh and fabulous creation. I adore the sentiment and how you incorporated the gold into your design.
Enjoy the field trip and have a happy weekend!

{Chrissie} said...

Wow, beautiful card and perfect take on the inspiration picture!
Thank you for playing along with TAWS BE Inspired Challenge!

Darnell J Knauss said...

SENSATIONAL, Kelly, and I don't shout that often!! I love the way you showcased that hilarious sediment to make it work so well for CSC!! Hugs, Darnell

Maxine D said...

WOW WOW WOW , this is "jawdroppingly" beautiful. Love it! The gold is a stunning addition and makes the whole come to life - great embossing too!
Blessings
Maxine

Maroeska said...

The golden embossing makes this card amazing. The text is great as well, really uplifting. Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Fabulous card Kelly! Great sentiment and I love the colors you used!

Margaret said...

What a fun card! I love the embossed sentiment and the splashes of color!

Marcy said...

Adorable card! I love your take on the inspiration photo and the colors are so bright and fun! I don't emboss much but this really makes me want to take out my embossing powders to play! Have a wonderful weekend Kelly! :)

Wiola said...

What an awesome card! I love the golden and the splashes of colour.

Nancy said...

This card is amazing. I really like that gold embossing and the black and gold accent. It makes the card stand out against the brightly colored snowflakes.

Becky said...

What a fun card, love how you used gold embossing.

Jeanne J said...

The bright colors and rich gold embossing are yummy!

Terry said...

Love the embossing and colors on your card, Kelly! Too cute!!!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

AWWWWW!!! This is really cute! Love the embossing and the fabulous background!
WOW!!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you incorporated the touch of gold into your card! Thanks for joining the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge!

Maureen Merritt said...

What a great sentiment. I love the splotches of color. Thanks so much for playing along at CASE Study this week!

cbuswell said...

Fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

Lola said...

How beautiful and your gold edging is so perfect! What a pretty technique.